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DOWNEY – Raymundo “Ray” T. Martinez, 77, born in Long Beach on Dec. 29, 1934 to Tranquilino and Lila Martinez, passed away on Jan. 22.
He was a longtime resident of Downey.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Stella, and her children, Cindee (Brian) Beirne and John (Maria) Knysz; four granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; 10 brothers and sisters: Paulo Martinez, Benita Alvarez, Angela (Frank) Aranda, Carlos Martinez, Angel (Rosa) Martinez, Antonio (Catalina) Martinez, Mary (Ernest) Skiles, Carmen (Richard) Archuletta, Ramon (Wilma) Martinez and Rita (Manuel) Alanis; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Martinez.
Raymundo and his 11 siblings graduated from Long Beach Poly High School. He served in the U.S. Army’s 557th Missile Group from 1955-57 and was stationed in Germany.
Raymundo retired from Rockwell after 38 years and devoted his time as an active member of the Knights of Columbus, Knute Rockne Council No. 3697.
A visitation was held Jan. 26 at St. Raymond’s Catholic Church. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Jan. 27 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Raymond’s with interment to follow at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach.
Published: January 26, 2012 – Volume 10 – Issue 41