George Martinez

George Martinez, age 84, of Gardiner, NY passed peacefully Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.

George Martinez was born October 20, 1933 in Puebla de Trives, Orense, Spain. The son of the late Eliseo and the late Consuelo (Caneda) Martinez.  He married Lynda L. Langwick June 10, 1961 in New Paltz, NY, and just celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary.

George served as a Corporal in the U. S. Army, during the Korean War.

He was retired from NYCOMCO, Poughkeepsie, NY in 1981. He was a former member of the Gardiner Fire Dept., Gardiner Rod & Gun Club, and former member/President of the Marakill Rod & Gun Club. George was an avid hunter, and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was always concerned for his children and grandchildren’s welfare.

He is survived by his wife: Lynda L. (Langwick) Martinez and Daughter Laura Martinez-Bianco and her husband Steve Bianco of Marlboro, NY; Son: Christopher J. Martinez of Gardiner, NY; Grandchildren: Lucas and Audra Bianco; Drew Bianco & Erin Condry; Aubrey Bianco, Taylor, Lauren, Brooke, and Riley Martinez; Great-granddaughter, Victoria Bianco; Sister and brother-in-law, Olga(Salvatore) Salerno of New Paltz , NY; Sister: Elisa Martinez of Monroe, NY, and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to say thank you to George’s caregivers, Mike, Marcus, Angela, and Althea who made it possible for him to remain at home with his family for his final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to, the Parkinson’s Foundation www.parkinson.org  or the Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation, www.hvhospice.org

Calling hours will be Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 5-8 pm at Copeland Funeral Home, 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY. Funeral service will be private at the request of the family. Cremation will be in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Copeland Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family of George, by visiting www.copelandfhnp.com.

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