Orlando Isaac Martinez went home with our Lord on Jan. 22. He was born on Jan. 27, 1949, in Pagosa Springs, Colo., to Jesus and Maria Martinez.
Orlando attended the local schools, where he enjoyed playing basketball and was one of the star players during his high school years. After graduating in 1967, he attended Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo.
After college, Orlando moved to Westminster, Colo., where he worked and raised his two sons, Jerome and Timothy Martinez. He enjoyed teaching and playing sports with them. Orlando enjoyed and had fun watching his sons bowl.
He is survived by his two sons, Jerome and Timothy Martinez, from Westminster, Colo.; brothers Benerito Martinez, from Farmington, N.M., Jose Daniel and Manuel Martinez, from Henderson, Nev.; sister Cecilia Campbell, from Bloomfield, N.M.; nine nephews and nieces; and many friends who loved and will miss Orlando.
Orlando was preceded in death by his parents, Jesus and Maria Martinez, grandma Sheila Fernandez and brother Demetrio Martinez.
A celebration of life will be held this spring or early summer in Pagosa Springs.