Orlando Eddie Martinez (Red), 80, a resident of San Pedro, was born on July 2, 1940 and unexpectedly passed away on Sunday January 17, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents Tony R. Martinez and Josephine Martinez of Guachupangue, his son Jimmy Martinez of San Pedro, his brother Joe Martinez of Santa Fe, and his sister Isabelle Martinez of San Pedro.
For those of you who knew Orlando know how kind, caring, generous, and how loving of a person he was. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was one of the friendliest persons you could have ever met. He could walk into a room and immediately start up a conversation and make friends with anyone. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping and created many memories with his family doing what he loved. Orlando worked for the Espanola Public schools for over 20 years but had the privilege of enjoying many years of retirement.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Josephine Martinez of San Pedro, daughter Yvonne Archuleta and her husband Orlando Archuleta of Ranchitos, daughter Yvette Martinez and her husband Rudy Abeyta of San Pedro, grandsons, Orlando Archuleta Jr., Eric Archuleta, and Joey Martinez, granddaughter Kristiana Salazar of Albuquerque, Destiny Diomede of Los Lunas, great granddaughter Zoey Martinez and Meilani Diomede, great grandson Estevan Salazar, brother Ross Martinez and his wife Flora Martinez of Santa Fe, brother Guadalupe Martinez of Espanola, brother Tony Martinez Jr. of Santa Fe, and sister Stella Rael of Las Cruces and many other family and friends.
Orlando was loved greatly by his family and friends and he will be greatly missed. A rosary will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Canada, with a Memorial mass to be held at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Santa Cruz.
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Honorary Pallbearers are his grandsons, Orlando Archuleta Jr, Eric Archuleta, Joey Martinez, and Jacob and Christopher Serrano who thought of Orlando as a grandfather as well.
The family of Orlando Martinez has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477-www.devargasfuneral.com