4/27/00

Eric J. Martinez

Cpl. Eric J. Martinez, 21, a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, died April 8, 2000 in Marana while on active duty. He was born Dec. 28, 1978 in Ft. Knox, Ky. to Ronald and Consuelo Martinez. Mr. Martinez was a 1997 graduate of Williams High School where he was active in sports. He was stationed at Miramar, Calif.

Survivors include his parents, Consuelo Martinez of Flagstaff and Ron Martinez of Williams; two brothers, Fide Martinez and R.J. Martinez, both of Williams; grandparents, Fred and Angie Martinez of Williams; an uncle and aunt, Fred and Kathy Martinez of Boise, Idaho; an uncle and aunt, Carlos and Joni Martinez of Lakenheath Royal Air Force Base in England and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

A rosary was said April 18, 2000 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 at St. Joseph’s. Interment will be in Williams Cemetery with full military honors. More than 75 marines from his unit plan to attend the services.

Stewart Chapel handled funeral arrangements.

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