Jose Martinez Sr.

Obituary of Jose Saturnino Martinez Sr.

Jose Saturnino Martinez Sr., 84, of Royersford, PA, formerly of Channelview, TX, passed away on August 20, 2020, at Parkhouse Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Maria Naida (Rodriguez) Martinez, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.

Born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on November 3, 1935, Jose was the son of the late Eduardo and Maria Martinez.

Jose worked as a pipefitter and maintenance employee; his hobbies were creating and building furniture (at times just by looking at items without measuring), collecting coins, and gardening; his interests were hunting, fishing, playing poker, cooking family meals, watching/collecting movies (Rocky, anything with John Wayne or Clint Eastwood), but mostly his heart was with his family gathering at his home.

In addition to his wife, he is remembered by his children, Jose Martinez Jr., husband of Susan, Maricela Benavidez, wife of Ovideo, Sofia Gonzales, wife of Dennis, and Teresa Sundstrom, wife of Charles; his brother, Jose Sabino; his sister, San Juanita Ramirez; his brother, Sabino; his sister, Isabel; his sister, Antonia; his sister, Tommie; and his fifteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his sisters, Marie Martinez, Carmen Hamlin, and Matea Martinez.

Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at