Arturo Martinez, age 60, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, January 16, 2021 at his home in South Bend. Arturo was born October 8, 1960 in Dallas, Texas to the late Julian and Elvira (Sanchez) Martinez. Arturo was employed in the area by Sirco Industries in Elkhart for several years.
He is survived by his longtime companion Sue Crabb of South Bend, his six year old son, Arturo Martinez Jr. of South Bend and his siblings Julian Martinez, Gilbert Martinez, Adolfo Martinez, and Trinidad Gonzalez, along with several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents and his siblings Manuel and David Martinez, and Yolanda Martinez-Jimenez.
The family has chosen to remember Arturo privately. Cruz Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Osceola, Indiana has been entrusted with his care.
Arturo was an avid fan of sports, especially his Dallas Cowboys. He and his son Arturo Jr. enjoyed spending time in their yard throwing the football and baseball, and Arturo Sr. was extremely proud of his son’s progress learning the games.
When not working, Arturo enjoyed shopping at the local thrift stores for a bargain. He also loved spending time with his family, especially his son who he was teaching life’s lessons on the responsibilities of being a man.
His easy-going nature and sense of humor will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
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