Abel O. Martinez

September 6, 1937 - February 21, 2014
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Abel O. Martinez, age 76, of El Sobrante, CA, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, February 21, 2014. Abel Martinez was born September 6, 1937 in Shiner, TX to Domingo and Teofila Martinez. On April 25, 1964 he married Mary Lou Farr in San Francisco, CA. Abel was a San Francisco police officer for 34 years before retiring in 2003.

Abel is survived by Mary Lou, his wife of 49 years; sons, William and Michael Martinez; daughter, Kimberly Martinez; brothers, Andres and Adalino Martinez; sisters, Adela Chapa and Amelia Sorrell; grandchildren, Rachael, Connor and Ryan and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. Abel was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.

Visitation will be held Thurs, Feb. 27 at Sunset View Chapel, 101 Colusa Ave, El Cerrito, CA from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., with the vigil beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held Fri, Feb. 28 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Callistus Catholic Church, 3580 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante. Abel will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Cemetery, 2540 Church Lane, San Pablo.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014

Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 am

Sunset View Cemetery Association


101 Colusa Avenue, El Cerrito, CA, 94530

Service Information

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

Sunset View Cemetery Association


101 Colusa Avenue, El Cerrito, CA, 94530


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Born: September 6, 1937
Died: February 21, 2014

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Ray Martinez Trevino posted on 5/17/18

Uncle Abel was a very good man Loved by all who knew him. He will be missed Ray Martinez Trevino Corpus Christi, Texas


Elizabeth Carcamo-Guerrero posted on 4/21/14

My condolences to your family. He was a very sweet and loving man. sincerely Liz


Dina M Garcia posted on 2/28/14

Love and miss you all very much. Rest in peace Uncle Abel. You truly are "one of a kind" I will always cherish my San Francisco Summer.


Stella Rodriguez posted on 2/28/14

Uncle Abel you will be misssed very much,you are now in good company with your brothers/my grandfather. My heart is broken but I know you are in a better place. May you Rest in peace and now pain free... Aunt Mary Lou, Micheal, Bill and Kimmy I love you and I wish I could have been there... Love always... May God bless you with his hand of mercy


Debbie Martinez posted on 2/28/14

So sorry to hear about the loss of our wonderful uncle. We are so blessed to have shared him as family and have wonderful memories of our childhood that will remain dear to our hearts forever. We pray strength, direction, and peace to those he loved.


Sara martinez posted on 2/28/14

I love you uncle Abel you will be missed .... So sorry I could not be there but now you are with your brothers and mother watching over us...


Orlando and Gracie Martinez posted on 2/28/14

RIP Uncle Abel. You will forever be in our hearts. Thanks for all the stories and laughter. You were indeed a very special Uncle.


Karla Martinez-Garza posted on 3/1/14

To Uncle Abel's family. Our prayers are with during this time. Especially at this time when his eulogy for our father is still so fresh on our minds. My mother and me shared tears as she remembered him telling her at my dather's funeral she could now visit him in California. My Dad feared flying. She was overcome with sadness because she didn't want his funeral to be the reason for visiting him in California. Through all the miles. He is loved by his Texas family.