Felix Martinez, 83, passed to be with the Lord at his residence on the afternoon of October 18, 2007, after battling cancer.
The family will receive visitors after 5:00 pm, Monday, October 22nd, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary and vigil service will be held at 7:00 pm, led by Father Bill Bartniski.
Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am, Tuesday, October 23rd, at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church with Father Bill Bartniski as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Felix was born August 6, 1924, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. A lifelong resident of the Galveston area, he retired from Todd Shipyard in 1987 after 38 years of service. Felix was a loving husband and father. He devoted his life to the care of his family, taking care of all their needs. He was a very friendly and happy person who enjoyed life to the fullest.
Felix was preceded in death by his father, Encarnacion Martinez; mother, Petra Martinez; and grandson, Steven C. Porres.
He is survived by his wife, Oralia Martinez; son, Mario Martinez and wife, Barbara; daughter, Yolanda Martinez; daughter, Cynthia Ann Soto and husband, Chris Castillo; three grandchildren: Andrea Marie Hughes and husband, Karl; Edward Lopez; and Rachel Mancuso; ten great grandchildren; five brothers: Jose E. Martinez, of Galveston; Adrian Martinez, of Guadalajara, Mexico; Eloy Martinez, of Seminole, Oklahoma; Rafael Martinez, of California; Antonio Martinez, of Houston; four sisters: Margarita Martinez Avila, of Ceritos, San Luis Potosi, Mexico; Socorro Martinez Compean, of San Luis Potosi, Mexico; Guadalupe Martinez, of Pico Rivera, California; and Elva Martinez Garcia, of Chihuahua, Mexico; a very special great granddaughter, Hailey Herrera, who was the apple of Felix’s eye; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Chris Castillo, Karl Hughes, Joey Martinez, and Adolfo Medellin. Honorary pallbearers will be Mario Martinez and Edward Lopez.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at UTMB and Hospice Care Team, Inc., especially Linda Moore, RN, RAC-C, and Tim Molina, CNA, for their care. Also, a very special thanks goes out to cousin, Sylvia Bishop and uncle, Jose Martinez for their care, support, and compassion during our father’s illness.