Amando Martinez, Sr. passed away on January 11, 2009.  Amando enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp and was a WWII veteran (1942-1944) where he was a (B-24) Aerial Engineer.  He retired from Civil Service in 1975 after having worked at the Kelly Air Base in San Antonio, Texas and the Corpus Christi Army Depot.  He was a member of the V.F.W. of Alice, American Legion and the United Veterans Burial Association.  Amando was also a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia P. Martinez; parents, Antonio and Guadalupe Martinez; five brothers, Lauro G. Martinez, Manuel G. Martinez, Gilberto G. Martinez, Raul G. Martinez and Humberto G. Martinez; two sisters, Aurora Valverde and Guadalupe Tamez; one grandson, Shawn William Bruce, one granddaughter, Ana Maria Cantu; and one son-in-law, Edward Cantu, Jr.

Amando is survived by his children, Amando Martinez, Jr. of Alice, Texas; Herlinda Cantu of San Antonio, Texas; Roberto P. (Glenda) Martinez of San Antonio, Texas; Juan Antonio Martinez of Alice, Texas and Jose Jaime (Leoma) Martinez of Kingsville, Texas; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2009 at Ruben M. Garcia & Sons Funeral Services, Chapel A, in Alice, Texas, with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. that same evening.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alice, Texas at 10 a.m.  Cremation will follow Funeral Mass.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in memory of Amando G. Martinez to the V.F.W. of Alice (P.O. Box 161, Alice, Texas, 78332).