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.
My most sincere condolences. May his soul be at peace. I have fond memories of Marcos. May God grant you the graces during this time of grief.
Our deepest condolences to all the family.
Marcos will be missed dearly
He was an amazing man with a good and positive attitude.
Rest high my buddy
Daniel and Kathy Tenorio
Veronica, Vale, valerie
Love and prayers to Gloria and your beautiful family! So sorry for your loss…
You will ne forever missed but remembered always. I will always treasure our memories. Much love primo❤
Sorry to hear of the loss of my friend Marcos Gloria my thoughts are with you everybody to Speak Easy is thinking about you try to get through it as best as you can we’re all thinking about you
Rest in paradise tío Marcos.
On behalf of the Lopez family, We extend our heartfelt sympathies to Gloria, Sonny, & Sara and the entire Martinez family. We will always remember Marcos for his pleasant smile and cheerful personality. He was always so kindhearted and full of laughter. His memory will live on in our heart forever. May God bless the Martinez family always, and give you all peace and love during this difficult time. We love you all.
Rest in peace Marcos
May the Lord give you the peace that surpasses all understaning
You will be forever missed my friend.
Gloria, Sonny Sara and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you sis.
Rest in peace Marcos
Rest In Peace Tio, we know you are in a better place, and one day we shall meet again. The wonderful memories of you live on….your love for family, music and can’t forgot the Old Western Cowboy movies!🕊💙🎧🤠
My Dear Friend,
So sorry to hear this ! Rest in Peace.
You were an awesome man, son, brother,father, grandfather and one of the best uncles ever, Uncle Marc you will be missed by many of us and you will never be forgotten, we all love you
R.I.P. Uncle Marc
“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.”
Que Dios te tenga en su Santa Gloria Marcos Martínez y Pronta Resignación para toda la familia.
Our deepest condolences to Tia Gloria, Cousin Sara, Santiago and Family. I love you Tio Marcos, rest in peace.
Thank you for everything you were the best and I thank God everyday he brought you into mine and Bella’s life. Condolences to my wonderful Tia Gloria and my dear cousins Sonny and Sarah find peace in your memories. Love you always!
I love you brother and know you’re in a better place. Tell my vejo and Olivia I love them and miss them. Condolences to my sister-in-law Gloria and Sara and Sonny watch over them until we meet again your sister always Nellie❤
Deepest condolences to the family, You will be greatly missed Marcos. I will always remember how welcoming and awesome you and Gloria were to me. Until we meet again buddy.
Luis & Karina Padilla
I am so grateful I was given a final visit with my brother. I can’t thank you enough for that. Our hearts are with you all. Jesse and Jesse Jr. send their deepest condolences as well. Our prayers are with you all. May the soul of Marcos Martinez, in the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Please know you have my prayers and love during this time. Though it was under the most painful circumstances, it was very special for me to be there with you all. We continue to pray for the repose of tio’s soul and for your consolation. John, Jonnie Marie, and Faith too, send their condolences and pray with me for you all.
Gloria and family,
So sorry for you’re
My prayers are with
Gloria and family sending our condolences and prayers 🙏 🙏may Marcos rest in peace❤️
My Brother Marc, even though we have different parents I always consider you my Brother. Can’t thank you enough for all the great memories. We shared so much together. My sincerest condolences to Gloria, Sonny and Sara. I truly believe we’ll see each other again. Until then, Rest In Peace My Brother. Always in my Heart.
My heartfelt sympathies to Gloria, Sonny and Sara. Prayers for strength during this difficult time. Marcos you will truly be missed. All the great memories of our families together. And for being more than a primo, but a brother to Andy. Until we meet again. ❤️
Primo you will be missed! May you rest in peace! Give a big hug to my mom and dad.
You will be missed my primo, my condolences to Gloria and the family.
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”.
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.
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 💙
Sending love and prayers up for you, Uncle. 💙
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