Obituary of Elpido Rudy Martinez
Elpido “Rudy” Martinez, age 84, died on Friday, January 17, 2020, at the home of his daughter. He was born on March 4, 1935, in Welders, Texas to Eusevio and Natividad (Montecinos) Martinez. He was married to Tomasita Guerrero on May 22, 1954 in Adrian, Michigan. She preceded him in death on January 30, 1992. Rudy had been employed by Tecumseh Products for 44 years. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, St. Mary’s Campus and the Knights of Columbus, Council 1665, where he held the position of Grand Knight for one year.
Rudy is survived by his children, Barbara Martinez, Steve (Dana) Martinez, Connie (Pablo) Martinez and Ruby (Mark) Mackintosh, all of Adrian, and Katherine (Thomas) Moore of Sand Creek, Michigan; three brothers, Lionel Martinez of Universal City, Texas, Eusevio (Tracy) Martinez, Jr. of Tecumseh, Michigan and Ricardo Martinez of Corpus Christi, Texas; three sisters, Irma Sanchez of Corpus Christi, Texas, Josephine “Josie” Garza of Defiance, Ohio, and Janey Sullins of Nashville, Tennessee; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Tomasita, he was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sylvia; a grandson, Ryan Martinez; and siblings, Donaciano “Chano” Martinez and Alicia Belisle.
The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Parish, St. Mary’s Campus with Fr. Mike Newman presiding. Burial will be in Lenawee County Memorial Gardens, Tecumseh. Visitation will be held on Monday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian where there will be a Vigil Prayer Service held at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Parish, St. Mary’s Campus. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Lenawee, the American Kidney Foundation, or the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes are available at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.To send flowers to the family of Elpido Martinez, please visit Tribute Store