FELIX “WILO” MARTINEZ

Mar. 31, 1938 - Feb. 23, 2017

Imperial Valley Press - - LOCAL & REGION -

Felix Martinez, 78, of Holtville passed on Fe­bru­ary 23, 2017 of con­ges­tive heart fail­ure in Fresno, CA.

He was born on March 31, 1938 in Holtville and later mar­ried Norma. He grad­u­ated from Calex­ico high school in 1957 and was a Foot­ball Cap­tain All Val­ley and played right guard. Felix worked at Immigration and nat­u­ral­iza­tion un­til he re­tired af­ter 2000.

He was pre­ceded in death by his brother, Pasqual Martinez; sis­ters, Rosie Cortez, Lola Martinez; par­ents, Al­t­a­gra­cia and Ed­uardo Martinez; neph­ews, Mike “Kito” Cor­dova and Richard E. Repaskey.

Felix is sur­vived by his sons, Alex (Amy), Danny (Juanita); grand­kids, Deigo, Lo­gan, Olivia, Trini and Mat­teo; sis­ters, Eloisa Espinosa Ed­uarda Martinez- Hickey; nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews.

Mass will be held on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. with Rosary be­ing at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Calex­ico. Mil­i­tary Cer­e­mony will im­me­di­ately fol­low at Mt. View Ceme­tery in Calex­ico.

In Lieu of flow­ers send do­na­tions to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church for Rec­tory Fund.

R.I.P. Unk Be fight­ing, we love you Anna, Til­lie, Mike Baba, Mary, Joey, Tack, John, Ka­chi­tas, Pazz Chikis.

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