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Rodolfo M. Martinez

May 20, 1938 ~ March 1, 2018 (age 79)

Rodolfo M. Martinez passed from this life on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the age of 79.  A San Benito native, Rodolfo was born to Roberto Martinez and Olivia Mendez Martinez on May 20, 1938.

He was a proud veteran of the U. S. Army and was an active member of the Catholic War Veterans of the USA.  Rodolfo loved to fish, hunt, play poker, watch western movies, and dance.  However, his greatest love was his family.

He and his late wife, Raquel Martinez, were proud parents to two daughters, Raquel (Olive) Carrizales and Rita E. (Liz) Martinez Navarrete.

Rodolfo was preceded in death by his parents, Roberto and Olivia Martinez, and his wife, Raquel.

Left to treasure his memory are his daughters, Raquel (Olive) Carrizales (Angel), Rita E. (Liz) Martinez Navarrete (Abel); grandchildren, Laura Rodriguez (David), Mario Rodriguez (Jan), Joseph (J.D.) Navarrete, Kathy Carrizales (Abel), Frankie Carrizales (Frances); ten great-grandchildren.

The Martinez family would like to acknowledge his lifelong friends at the Catholic War Veterans and his new-found family at Silver Fitness Center.  We give special thanks to his dear friend and confidant Gloria Wise.

Rodolfo’s family will be receiving friends and relatives on Monday, March 5, 2018 from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. at San Benito Funeral Home.  At 6:00 p.m., there will be a time of sharing memories followed by a recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Following the funeral mass, Rodolfo will be laid to rest next to Raquel at Mont Meta Memorial Park.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to San Benito Funeral Home, 1400 W. Hwy 77, San Benito, TX.  (956) 361-9192

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