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