OBITUARY

Javier Sanchez Martinez

March 10, 1959March 2, 2018

Javier was born to the late Ricardo and Santos Martinez, whom worked tirelessly to provide for Javier and his three brothers, Ricardo, Ruben, and Robert. Their effort and devotion to their sons and their faith was influential in Javier’s life.

Javier was a loving and devoted husband to Marietta for 37 years. Together they raised two sons, Francisco and Alonso Martinez. As a family they grew up heavily involved in the Church, raising their sons to strengthen their bond with God and the Church.

He graduated from the University of Texas with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence and continued his professional career as a personal injury attorney for 33 years. He enjoyed spending timewith his family, playing golf, spending time with his brothers on the back porch, and spending time with his Knight of Columbus family and friends. He loved “family movie nights” which included pizza, popcorn, candy, and family-friendly pina coladas.

He devoted his life and effort to the Knights of Columbus as both a Texas State Deputy and later as Supreme Director. Javier was a leader who inspired countless men to dedicate their time to the mission of Father Michael J. McGivney. In doing so, this gave them an avenue to develop and/or deepen their relationship with Our Father and Our Blessed Mother. This in turn served to strengthen the relationship of their families, the Trinity, and Our Lady. His inspiration touched not only Catholics, but also those who got to know him in various aspects of his life. It is a mission that he continued to carry through his life and into his final days.

Javier is preceded by his parents Ricardo and Santos Martinez. He is survived by his wife Marietta; his sons Francisco and Alonso; daughter-in-laws Jeanette and Stephanie; granddaughters Isabella, Abigail, and Brianna; mother-in-law, Mary Chavez, and devoted dog, Buttons. He is also survived by his brothers and their wives: Ricardo and Carol Martinez, Ruben and Norma Martinez, and Robert and Janet Martinez, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation for Javier will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Missouri City, Texas on March 6, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. The rosary service will follow immediately at 7:00 p.m. Javier’s funeral will also be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on March 7, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. and followed by a reception at noon. Interment will be at 3:30 p.m. at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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Duane Oefinger

March 7, 2018

He always had a smile on his face and embraced life. He was a great supporter of the Order and will be missed by all who knew him. My deepest condolences to his wife and family!

Curt Kurhajec

March 6, 2018

Javier was my best man at my wedding for a reason. He was a special man, father, husband and servant of God. I will always remember him as a special friend and human being. My deepest sympathy to Marietta, Francisco and Alonzo and your extended family. May God bless you and comfort you.

Gordon Stafford

March 5, 2018

Javier and I had the same boss and shared a secretary. He was a half year ahead of me and took me to my first deposition. He was a wonderful friend.
His truly was a life well lead by a man well loved.

John Milano Jr

March 5, 2018

I don't recall seeing Javier upset. He was an upbeat, positive colleague. Smart, hard working and thorough. My condolences to his family on the loss of a special husband and father.

Patricia Alvarez

March 4, 2018

A gentleman, a team player, and one of a kind. My deepest condolences to Javier’s family. Patricia O’Connell Alvarez

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Biography

Javier was born to the late Ricardo and Santos Martinez, whom worked tirelessly to provide for
Javier and his three brothers, Ricardo, Ruben, and Robert. Their effort and devotion to their
sons and their faith was influential in Javier’s life.

Javier was a loving and devoted husband to Marietta for 37 years. Together they raised two
sons, Francisco and Alonso Martinez. As a family they grew up heavily involved in the Church,
raising their sons to strengthen their bond with God and the Church.

He graduated from the University of Texas with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence and continued
his professional career as a personal injury attorney for 33 years. He enjoyed spending time
with his family, playing golf, spending time with his brothers on the back porch, and spending
time with his Knight of Columbus family and friends. He loved “family movie nights” which
included pizza, popcorn, candy, and family-friendly pina coladas.

He devoted his life and effort to the Knights of Columbus as both a Texas State Deputy and
later as Supreme Director. Javier was a leader who inspired countless men to dedicate their
time to the mission of Father Michael J. McGivney. In doing so, this gave them an avenue to
develop and/or deepen their relationship with Our Father and Our Blessed Mother. This in turn
served to strengthen the relationship of their families, the Trinity, and Our Lady. His inspiration
touched not only Catholics, but also those who got to know him in various aspects of his life. It
is a mission that he continued to carry through his life and into his final days.

Javier is preceded by his parents Ricardo and Santos Martinez. He is survived by his wife
Marietta; his sons Francisco and Alonso; daughter-in-laws Jeanette and Stephanie;
granddaughters Isabella, Abigail, and Brianna; mother-in-law, Mary Chavez, and devoted dog,
Buttons. He is also survived by his brothers and their wives: Ricardo and Carol Martinez,
Ruben and Norma Martinez, and Robert and Janet Martinez, and numerous nieces and
nephews.

A visitation for Javier will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Missouri City, Texas on
March 6, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. The rosary service will follow immediately at 7:00 p.m. Javier’s
funeral will also be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on March 7, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. and
followed by a reception at noon. Interment will be at 3:30 p.m. at Forest Park East Cemetery in
Webster, Texas.