Marcos Martinez

Passed: May 07, 2023


Marcos Martinez, age 59, passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, May 7, 2023.

Marcos was born on December 10, 1963, in Fabens, Texas, to Maria de Refugio (Cuca) and Rito Martinez. His parents later settled their family in Arizona. Marcos was the baby of the family and graduated from Dysart High School in 1981.

Marcos was an avid Arizona sports fan, grill master, and family expert on all things music and Hollywood Westerns. Marcos was known to be creative and comedic and thus authored many endearing nicknames for his family and friends.

Marcos met his wife, Gloria Apodaca, in Clovis, New Mexico, while working as a radio disc jockey for the station KCLV FM. His on-air radio personality was Marc Anthony. Marcos and Gloria married in December of 1983 and later welcomed two children, Santiago (Sonny) and Sara.

Marcos is survived by his wife, Gloria Apodaca Martinez; two children, Santiago (Caitlin) Martinez and Sara (Danny) Martinez-Michel; grandchildren, Sebastian Martinez, Mackenzie Michel, Zoe Michel, and Danny Noah Michel; sisters Nellie Espinoza and Maria Elena Rojas, and brother Porfirio Martinez; special brother-like cousin Coach Andy Martinez; godchildren, Emiliano Martinez and Isabella Ortis; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rito Martinez and Maria de Refugio (Cuca) Martinez, and siblings Rosario Martinez, Jesse Martinez, Estela Primero, and Rito Martinez.

Marcos will be deeply missed by his family.

Signing off one last time, it’s Marcos Martinez at KCLV FM. Farewell.

In lieu of services, family will celebrate his life privately and encourage others to honor his life in their own way.

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35 responses to Marcos Martinez

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  1. My deepest condolences to our Martinez family. Cousin Marcos will be greatly missed! “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near… Still loved, still missed, and very dear”.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about this loss and my deepest condolences to everyone in the family. Losing a loved one is never easy and it always feels too soon, but your support system is here for everything, especially for the days when it feels more difficult than usual. And that includes me. All of my love to the family, especially Mama G and Sara. May he rest in peace and remain in our hearts always. I’ll miss that huge smile and your loud, boisterous greeting when I walked through the door for a sleepover or to get ready for senior prom. At first, it intimidated me but I grew to love it. It made me feel special and very welcomed into your home; that’s how I’m going to remember you.

  3. Angela C says:

    Marc… you are and always will be so loved. The world will not be the same without you and all your music to jam to. I am so grateful to had had the opportunity to a part of you and Gloria’s lives. I love you both and will see you there, friend. Rest easy

  4. Kate Proff says:

    Sending love and prayers up for you, Uncle.

  5. my deepest condolences to the family.. we were very old friends of Marcus and his family. he will deeply missed ! rest in peace my friend, praying for all of you. THE VEGAS

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