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.
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 am