Walter Jose Martinez was born in Puerto Padre, Cuba, on September 2, 1944, and died in Miami, FL, on November 12, 2015, of Stage 4 prostate cancer after a three year battle.
Walter came to the United States when he was just 14 years old. He served in the U.S. Army when he was only 17 years old and was the youngest of 5 children. Walter’s parents were Rene Martinez and Lilia Martinez.
Walter is survived by his wife of 46 years, Maria Martinez; his daughters, Mariloyd Cou-Martin and Madelynn DelosCuetos; his son-in-laws, Jeffrey Martin and Humberto DelosCuetos; his sister, Sonia Perez and brother, Ivan Martinez; his 6 grandchildren, Natalie Cou, Matthew DelosCuetos, Nadine Cou, Kevin DelosCuetos, Nikole Martin and Noah Martin; as well as a whole lot of other nephews and nieces too numerous to list.
Walter lived a good life, and we are blessed to have been part of it. He will be missed but never forgotten. We love you, Papi!