- 73 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 17, 1942
- Place of birth:
San Antonio, Texas, United States
- Date of passing: Aug 8, 2015
- Place of passing:
San Antonio, Texas, United States
|Let the memory of Patricio be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved father, grandfather, husband and brother Patricio Martinez.
Pat, Patricio, Patrick was 73 years of age and was born on March 17, 1942--St. Paddy's Day--to Tomasa Montez and Ambrosio Martinez. He passed away peacefully on August 8, 2015. Much like his beloved wife, Mary Lou, he battled his illness tirelessly, and remained determined and strong to his last breath. The good Lord saw fit to let Patricio "Do it his way!" We will remember him forever in this spirit.
Patricio never fathered children of his own, and yet destiny decided he would be a father to many of us. He is survived by many of these "children", his daughter Patricia, brother Armando and sisters Bonnie, Lidia and Magdalena.
While Patricio and Mary Lou never had children together they raised a multitude of children in their various homes. He and Mary Lou adopted Patricia and raised her as their own daughter along with numerous grandchildren--JJ, Donna, Brian, Wally, Joey, Nana, Eddie and Victor among others. When Patricio married Mary Lou on Valentine's Day in the 1970s, she had ten children of her own and Patricio helped raise and care for them until well beyond adulthood. Many of these same children visited, cared for and surrounded him during his last days.
Given Patricio's love of children and their welfare, we ask that family and friends make a donation to the Children's Shelter, www.childrensshelter.org rather than purchasing flowers and gifts. Please indicate in Memory of Patricio M. Martinez in the comment box of the donation page.
A memorial and Celebration of Life service is scheduled for Saturday, August 15th at Christ Lutheran Church in Alamo Heights located at 6720 Broadway St, San Antonio, Tx 78209. Services will begin at 1pm followed by food and fellowship. Please note this will take place in the fellowship hall.
Meanwhile, we invite you to share your own loving memories of Patricio, his sense of humor and way of being!
"Miss you grandpa!! Gone but never forgotten.Any time i go to the house I see you an mom!! Hope you found each other up there!! RIP our big teddy bear. Love you always your daughter Bert.❤❤"
"You are so missed Brother. I think of you Daily, and hear your laugh and your funny faces!"
"Well as most of us in the family most worked drywall with mom and grandpa I was lucky enough to work with grandpa and learned to work right along side him and he taught me so much including walking on stilts so he said I worked as hard as any man so he would call me Johnny instead of Connie. That was my nickname when i worked with him. One day when we're were working a man came by and offered grandpa a job with his drywall company he offered him about $10 or $ 11.00 an hour that was a good rate at that time and they wanted to hire both of us but when they said they could pay me only $ 8.00 he said no she does the same work I do including walk stilts, so if you can't pay her the same amount never mind and did not take job ! To this day i appreciate that he stood up for me! I will miss you grandpa thanks for being you and being there for me! !"
"To my gramps the person that We called grandpa , will forever hold a special place in my heart and yes the only father I ever knew. He was there for me in my younger years and until the end .so many memories where do i start ! But he and my mom loved and shared so much of them selfs with us our children,I cant belive your gone but will never be forgotten..Our hearts are broken but it dose warm my heart knowing your reunited with mom !! Thank you for being my dad .I didnt share my memories like i said there were so many, But my foundest memorie is when he and mom would go and take the grdkids to the coast and theyed camp out , and always go buy eggs and cheese and go and deliver to all of us .So many , so many i dont have enough room .Under that hard exterior was a soft hearted man,Who loved family gatherings.RIP gramps.... Our ❤ with you always"
"Ever since i was a kid my grandparents mary lou and patrick martinez always handed out christmas stockings of fruit and candy to all thier grandkids. We were so many and they wanted to make sure we all recieved a stocking., come to find out much later they did this for extended family also, which they also enjoyed.
One year my husband,daughter and i decided to bring back this christmas stocking tradition.we had every intention to hand these out ourselves until we saw grandpa was at the party. It was perfect for him to continue this tradition they both did every year.
He graciously took over this role and to see all my family in tears that day made my heart smile. To see my aunts and uncles and cousins going to him like he was Santa Claus and hugging him and seeing his smile was all worth it."
"I remember wen grandma and grandpa took all us grandkids to six flags we had so much fun that day n they would always take us all r who was able to go to canyon lake all the time ..I luv u gramps n ul forever b n my heart I'm jst so so happy that u n grandma have reunited"
"In memory of my step dad, I miss you very much. I even miss you yelling at me in the mornings. I was blessed to spend the last year taking care of you. Grandpa you know I loved you like a Dad, you filled a void in my heart. I've known you since I was 17 and till the very end you treated me like I was 17. And daily I had to remind you that I was 61! I will treasure your two hugs in one year and your telling me thank you for all I did for you! I will never forget your smile at your birthday party at the Royal Palace where you danced with al the women except me. Love you so much Grandpa."
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