2011-09-01 / Obituaries

Daniel Martinez, Sr.

Dan Martinez was born June 12, 1931 in Santa Margarita, CA. He passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 in Northridge, CA at the age of 80. A long-time resident of Mariposa, he will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed. Dan retired from the California Youth Authority where he worked for over 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy Martinez and granddaughter Danielle Martinez Reyes. He is survived by his children Dan Martinez Jr. and wife Kim, Sharon Martinez and Kathleen Reyes. Grandchildren Katie and Danny Martinez, and Marissa and Rosemary Reyes. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. at Grace Community Church of the Sierra, 3367 Woodland Drive in Mariposa. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to Grace Community Church.

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I remember Mr. Martinez

I remember Mr. Martinez fondly. He reffed a number of games I played in and always presented himself in a manner that epitomized Mariposa's integrity and class. My condolences to his family and I am sure he is abundantly missed! Phil Downing

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