June 13, 1930 – June 19, 2012
Antonio (Marty) Martinez, 82, died at home June 19, 2012. He was born June 13, 1930 to Pedro and Delfina Martinez in El Paso, Texas. Marty has been a resident of Colorado Springs since 1956.
Marty is survived by his daughter Nicoline Moltzan, daughter-in-law Carol Christianson, three grandsons Michael (Cari), William and David (Jen) and beloved puppy Maggie. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Stella Smith, his parents before he was age of 8 and his foster mother Helen O’Shea Keleher, son George A Christiansen and son-in-law William J. Moltzan.
Mr. Martinez was retired from the U.S. Army after 32 years of service. He was a Medic during the Korean War, serving in Korea from 1950 -1953. He had several tours to Germany and many U.S. stations, including Ft. Carson, where he retired from. He received the Army Commendation and Meritorious Service Awards. He went to school after retiring and became a LPN and worked in intensive care at Evans Army Community Hospital for 22years before retiring from civil service. Marty loved music and was a wonderful tenor. He sang for a time in the Army Chorus while duty. He sang in the Colorado Springs Opera for many years which he greatly enjoyed.
Marty was an active member of the Korean War Veterans. He also was a member of the Retired Enlisted Association, VFW, Elks, Eagles and EPCRW and Republican Party.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Friday, June 29th at the Advantage Chapel of Memories, 829 S. Hancock Avenue with a Rosary to follow at 6:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 30th, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1830 Corona Street with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
- Visitation Friday, June 29, 2012
- The Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 30, 2012
- Gravside Service Saturday, June 30, 2012
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June 29, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the family. I will always and forever remember Mr. Martinez when he would sing a song with the Mariachis who played at 3 Margaritas. May he now sing in heaven
June 28, 2012
Nickie, our deepest sympathies in the loss of your dad. . . he will never be forgotten. . . every time I see a stuffed animal "elephant" I will remember when Marty said "you can NEVER have too many stuffed animals"
June 28, 2012
Nicki, May God give you Peace, for now he is in a better place with your Mom Stella. Take care.
June 27, 2012
I was so blessed to have you as a very special friend. I will miss you so very much. You were loved and cherished always. May you be at peace and with your lovely Stella. Love you forever Sharon
June 27, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.