Jose E. "Louie" Martinez, of Norwalk, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Firelands Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his family.
He was born May 17, 1942, in Durango, Colo., and moved to Ohio in 1966. He worked at International Metal Hose Co. until he retired in 2007.
He was an avid Cleveland Browns, Indians and Cavs fan. He enjoyed Westerns and a good joke. His hobbies were going to casinos, mowing the lawn and blowing the snow with his John Deere tractor
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Denise M. Martinez; his four children, Paul (Krysti) Martinez, Kariann (Michael Kennedy), Jeff (Susan) Martinez and Crystal (Gene) Johnson; along with his grandchildren, Natalie, Samantha, Emily, Alex and Olivia; and siblings, Bernie Armenta, Josie Montoya, Gilbert Martinez, Tino Martinez and Herman Martinez.
He donated his body to medial science.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local library or the American Diabetes Association.