Pleasant Grove, UT—My beloved and devoted husband, Tom Martinez, passed away peacefully at his home of natural causes on January 24, 2022.
He was born in Dixon, New Mexico on March 25, 1940, to Mary Lopez and Jose Martinez. His grandfather moved the family to Ogden, Utah where he graduated from Ogden High School in 1959. Tom enlisted in the Navy and was stationed in San Diego, California. After his release he returned to Ogden and found work with Thiokol Chemical in the printing department.
He knew the industry and was offered a managerial position at a printing company in Salt Lake City. He becomes a partner and flourishes as a salesman. Tom’s clients were always assured of excellent results.
We purchased Printing Impressions in Salt Lake City and he continued to take pride in providing his special expertise and customer service. When we retired, we moved to Mesa, Arizona. Tom pursued a career in real estate and was very successful. We returned to Utah and settled in Pleasant Grove. He was proud of his gardens and courtyards.
We enjoyed camping, golfing and fishing. We have traveled the country and the world. Tom was a basketball and football enthusiast. We have attended the All-Star Games and the Super Bowls. Many people will fondly remember the golf tournaments he presided over the years.
He is survived by: his wife, Pam; daughters Gina (Richard) and Randi; granddaughter Adriane and son Axell; granddaughter Tamika and daughter Cherelle; sons Tom (Pam), Tim (Stacey), Vincent (Stephanie); sister Addie (Carol), brother Louie (Delores); godson Jerry (Cristina) Silva and goddaughter Dani (Paul) Silva.
He is predeceased by: his parents, his brother Daniel, and his daughter Lorraine.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation one hour prior beginning at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church 9201 South 1300 East, Sandy, UT 84094. Interment will follow immediately at the morgue and the Memorial Mountain View Cemetery 3115 East 7800 South, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to St. Anna’s Greek Orthodox Church in honor of the Tom and Pam Martinez family.
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune from January 27 to February 1, 2022.