Brodhead – Raymond Arnold Martinez, age 69, passed away unexpectedly on July 20, 2019 at the Mercy Hospital in Janesville.
Raymond was born on July 10, 1950 in San Tulca, Puerto Rico the son of Antonio and Moncita (Pagan) Martinez.
At the age of 2, he and his family moved to San Antonio, TX where he was raised and graduated from Huntington Park Sr. High School in 1968.
He studied at the Community College of San Antonio, TX.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Ruthellen (Russell) Martinez; his five children, Angel Martinez of Morristown, TN, Ray Anthony (Denise) Martinez of Homosassa, FL, Michael Aaron Martinez of Gulfport, FL, Athena (Vernon) Carroll of Leonia, Florida and Elena Joy Martinez of Brodhead; 2 grandchildren, Justice (Kristel) Martinez of Largo, FL and Lexi Lebeda of St. Petersburg, FL; 2 great grandchildren, Avianna Martinez and Lily Martinez and 4 siblings, Ana and Lucy Caroll of Yuma, AZ, Kathy (Rick) Esparza-Guaydaca of Montclair, CA; Maria (Tigre) Martinez of Ontario, CA, Louis (Beatrice) Martinez of San Antonio, TX and Carmen (Carmello) Colon of Riverside, CA.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents and 4siblings, Ramona (Adam) Mata, Augustine (Elvira) Oyola, Joe Martinez and Mario (Debbie) Martinez.
Ray was a friendly man who was loved and liked by everyone he met. He enjoyed singing, wood working and artwork.
He was a wonderful father and husband.
Funeral services will be held at the DL Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 12 PM Noon. A visitation will also take place at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Burial will conclude at Floral Lawn Memorial Cemetery in South Beloit, IL.