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February 22, 1943 ~ April 22, 2019 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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George Martinez, 76, lifetime resident of Brighton, Colorado passed away at Platte Valley Medical Center on April 22, 2019. He was born on February 22, 1943 to John and Genoveva (Sanchez) Martinez. George was a 1961 graduate of Brighton High School and earned an Associate degree from Red Rocks Community College.
George served with the US Navy from 1962 – 1966 during the Vietnam era. After his term in the military George spent time in California before returning to Brighton. He was a facilities director for 26 years for Brighton School District 27J, retiring in 1999.
Retirement did not slow George down, he loved keeping busy with different projects, helping his three boys and shuffling his grandkids around. A generous and loving father and grandfather who was always there giving of himself and lending a hand. George enjoyed a good debate regardless of the topic. He could always be heard lovingly saying “quit jacking around”!
Survivors include his sons, Scott (Tracy) of Thornton, CO, Tom (Reyna) of Manzanillo, Mexico and Tim (Shellie) of Brighton, CO; sister, Rosie (Onesimo) Chavez of Brighton, CO; brother Edward “Bardo” Martinez of Brighton, CO; grandchildren, DeAndra, Jourdan, Camryn, Timmy, Daniel, Shelby, Johny and Mila Martinez; great-grandchildren, Will, Meleah, Anaya, Alina, Sophia, Jeremiah, London, Ruby, Ryatt and Mia.
Preceded in death by 4 sisters, Margaret, Ramona, Barbara and Angie and brother, Reggie.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate George’s life at a Memorial Service on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home, Brighton followed by a reception at the Alli Event Center, 100 S. Third Ave, Brighton.