Alfonso M. Martínez, 54, of Glendale, AZ died May 26, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 30, 1957 in Ciudad Juárez, México to José and Estefana Mata Martínez. He enjoyed the outdoors, basketball, baseball especially the Diamond Backs. Alfonso was creative and very gifted in artistic woodwork. He was a dependable and giving person who had a great love for his family. Alfonso will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his brothers Joe Martínez of Glendale, AZ; Armando Martínez of Denison,TX; sisters Linda Cardona (Fred) of Glendale, AZ; Elizabeth Graham (Derek); Martha Campos (Bobby) all of Las Cruces, NM. Also surviving him are his nieces and nephews; Dominique and Mike, Diego, Joey, Nicole, ,Anjelica and Jacob, Amanda, Nathan, Adrián, and Andrés. He was preceded in death by his parents José and Estefana Martínez. A Visitation is scheduled for Friday, June 1, 2012 from 5-6pm, with a prayer service to follow at 6pm at the Getz Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral service will be on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 10am at the Getz Funeral Home Chapel with the Pastor Jacob Colón officiating. Burial will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery.