John Martinez
March 26, 1924 - November 9, 2012
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Born Walsenburg, CO March 26, 1924. Died Arvada, CO Nov. 9, 2012. Married Emma Gomez May 9, 1946 at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Boulder, CO. Died of a cerebral hemorrhage. Attended schools in Boulder, CO at Whittier Elementary School, Casey Junior High School and Boulder High School. Served in the European Theater during WWII with the 225th AAA Searchlight Battalion as a radar operator and Anti-Aircraft Artillery AAA. Was employed at the Rocky Flats Plant for 30 years in the warehouse and was in charge of the receiving department. Was part owner of Senior Miguel's Mexican Restaurant in Boulder and owned Alamos Verdes Mexican Restaurante in Arvada. He had been a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Elks and Knights of Columbus. John is survived by his wife Emma, Sons Tom and his wife Cheryl, Paul, John Gregg and his wife Penny, Randy and his wife Debi. His daughter Susan and her husband Pat Manahan; ten grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Visitation, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Rosary at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, 11:30 am, all at Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary Chapel. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery.