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Craig Martinez
March 26,1962-September 15, 2011
OBIT Martinez

Craig Martinez, 49 years old, born March 26, 1962 entered into a better place on September 15, 2011.

Craig is the soul mate and husband for 26 years to Karen Martinez. Craig is the proud father of Josiah Holland, 27, Dani Martinez, 23, Felicia Hernandez 25 and spouse Carlos Hernandez.  Craig "Papa", adored his only granddaughter, Alylah Martinez, 7, better known as "baby girl".   Craig is the beloved son of Luis and Sandra Martinez, a brother to Gary and Larry Martinez and a grandson to his only surviving grandmother, Dee Rosas.

Craig owned and operated Martinez Painting for 25 years.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, spending time at the beach, garage sale shopping, cooking and canning with his wife Karen.  Pugs-ley, his faithful English Bulldog was always by his side.  Craig is known best for his willingness to help anyone who needed it.  He had a good heart and soul.  Once you met Craig you'd never forget him.

To honor Craig, the family will be hosting an open house to celebrate his life on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Craig and Karen’s house.  Please contact Dani Martinez for more information.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011