Ramiro B. Martinez, 71, of Port Isabel, Texas, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at his residence.
He was a lifetime resident of Port Isabel, a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Ramiro was a shrimper and bay fisherman in the shrimping industry for most of his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alejandro Martinez, Sr. and Victoria Barrera; and one brother, Eustaquio Martinez.
Ramiro is survived by four daughters: Norma (Craig) Klundtz, Lucy (Roberto) Galvan, Leticia (Diego) Ibarra, Otilia (Jose) Castro; two sons: Ramiro (Teresa) Martinez, Jr. and Raymond Jacob Martinez; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Alejandro Martinez, Jr. and Felipe Martinez, Sr.; two sisters, Consuelo Garcia and Victoria (Epifanio) Valdez; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Thomae-Garza Funeral Home in San Benito. Visitation continued from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with a holy rosary at 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church located on 705 S. Longoria St. in Port Isabel, Texas.
Funeral mass was held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Interment followed at Port Isabel City Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers: Juan Jose Valdez, Alejandro Valdez, Robert Galvan, Jr., Sigifredo Galvan, Victor Galvan, Emigdio Lara, Omar Mendez, and Jorge Perdomo. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Noe Garza, Jr and Corey Garza.
You may sign the online guestbook and send words of comfort, flowers, or sympathy cards to the family of Ramiro B. Martinez at: www.thomaegarza.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Thomae-Garza Funeral Directors and Crematorium, 395 S. Sam Houston, San Benito, Texas, (956) 399-1331.
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