Jose Maria Martinez, 74, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010 at his residence. He was born on Nov. 21, 1935 in Bluntzer to Guadalupe and Nicolasa Rodriguez Martinez. He worked for Coca-Cola Co. for 44 years. He was also a Catholic, a member of the Knights of Columbus and Club Padres De Familia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Francisco Martinez, Ruperto Martinez, Cruz Martinez, and Francisco Solano Martinez; and his sisters, Dora Rodriguez and Estefana Silguero.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Esther M. Martinez of Robstown; his son, Joe (Grace) Martinez Jr. of Robstown; three sisters, Maria (Esteban) Hernandez, Santos (Pete) Almendarez and Anita (Albert) Vasquez, all of Corpus Christi; three grandchildren, Joe Ryan Martinez, Alyssa Renee Martinez and Jourdan Riley Martinez; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010 and Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Robstown. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Robstown.

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