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MARTINEZ, Cleofas Eugene
MARTINEZ, Cleofas Eugene Born Sept. 14, 1941, Las Cruces, New Mexico to Cleofas G. and Gertrude Martinez. Passed away April 5, 2016, Lancaster, Calif. at age 74. Moved to Ontario, Calif. at an early age and enthusiastically participated in sports (especially football and baseball) throughout his high school and college years. He graduated from Pamona Catholic High School and attended Chaffey College. After college he served in the Marines then began the career of his dreams - high school teaching and coaching sports at Bishop Amat High School at La Puente, Calif. In 1982 he came to Paraclete High School at Lancaster, Calif. where he served as Principal for 2 years then as teacher (mostly Spanish), coach and Dean of Discipline until he retired in 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents and niece Cara Martinez. Survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Barbara (Geiser Adair) Martinez, sister Mary Martinez of Garland, Texas, nephew James Pollock and niece Amy Patterson both of Garland, Texas area and sister Patricia Loudermilk of Ontario, Calif. and nieces Karen Loudermilk, Natalie Hodges, Heidi Cornelison all of Apple Valley, Calif. area and many great nieces and nephews. He was a man of strong faith, who loved God and his country with a kind, gentle and humorous spirit and will be missed by many whose lives he enriched. The Viewing is on Monday, April 11, 2016, from 5pm to 8pm with a Rosary at 7pm. The Traditional Requiem Mass will be on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at 11 am at Halley Olsen Murphy. Interment to follow at Joshua Memorial Park.

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