Joseph P. Martinez

Born: Thu., May 29, 1930
Died: Tue., Apr. 12, 2011

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Joseph P. Martinez, a resident of Pilot Rock, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in a Pendleton care facility. He was 80 years old. No services will be held at this time. You may sign the online register book or send condolences at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in care of arrangements. Mr. Martinez was born May 29, 1930 in Llano, New Mexico. He was the son of Maximiliano and Elevinia Piticia Fresquez Martinez. As a child he moved to Center, Colorado where he was raised and educated. He moved to Pilot Rock in 1965. He then began working for the Kerns Furniture Factory in Pilot Rock. He continued working there until he became disabled in 1989. He married his longtime companion, Mary P. Kolesarek on April 3, 2011. He had greatly enjoyed the outdoors especially fishing and picking mushrooms. He is survived by his wife, Mary P. Martinez of Pilot Rock, Oregon, children, Ray P. Martinez of Toppenish, Washington, Antonio Martinez of Denver, Colorado, Jeanne Deniz of Toppenish, Washington, Sandy Martinez of Hermiston, Rick Martinez of Pendleton, and James J. Martinez of Nampa, Idaho. One sister, Juanita Martinez of Commerce City, Colorado. Fourteen grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

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   Posted Sat April 16, 2011
Rick and Sandy I am so sorry for your loss. I know the empty feeling and I just want you to know that it does get better in time. Praying for your families

Don & Marie Roy
   Posted Sun April 17, 2011
We never met Pete around Pilot Rock that he did'nt have a smile upon greeting us.

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