Anthony Oliver Martinez, age 80, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018, in Fresno, California. Anthony was born in Ventura, California to Antonio Martinez and Mary Herrera on March 25, 1938. Anthony was a longtime member of the Laborers Union. Anthony worked as a construction worker for over 30 years. Anthony loved horse races, he loved his Kentucky Derby, watching western movies and going to the movies. Above all he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Anthony was preceded in death by his mother Mary Herrera, Father Antonio Martinez, 4 sisters, Emma, Virginia, Laura, Norma and by one brother Steve.
He is survived by his wife Priciliana Chacon Martinez of 38 years, his 2 daughters, Pricilla Martinez and Mary Baca and her husband Albert Baca, 3 sons, Anthony Martinez Jr, and his wife Mary Martinez of Madera, California, Mario and his wife Claudia Chacon of Madera, California, Celestino, and his wife Blanca Chacon of Chihuahua, Mexico. He leaves behind 14 grandchildren that he loved beyond measure.
The Recitation of the Rosary will be on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Jay Chapel in Madera.
A Funeral Mass in celebration of his life will be on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM at St. Joachim Catholic Church, 401 West 4th Street in Madera.