February 14, 1932


November 10, 2022



Service Details

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from eight o’clock in the morning to nine thirty on Tuesday, the 15th of November, at Aguero Funeral Home and Crematorium, 4402 E. Saunders St. in Laredo. A vigil for the deceased will commence at nine thirty in the morning.

Mass of resurrection will be held at eleven o’clock in the morning on Tuesday, the 15th of November, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2219 Galveston St., Fr. Wojciech Przystasz is to officiate.

A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.


Mr. Adrian A. Martinez, 90 years old, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 10, 2022, in Laredo, Texas.

Adrian was born on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1932, in Laredo. He graduated from Martin High School in 1952 and was a proud member of the Tiger Band.

For many years Adrian was the manager and bartender at the Torch Club at the Holiday Inn, where he met many of his life-long friends.

Able to retire early, Adrian enjoyed life to the fullest by traveling extensively and making many more friends along the way. His big heart coupled with his generous giving to so many people and organizations earned him the affectionate name, El Padrino.

Adrian was proud of both his family heritage and of being a direct descendant of Proceso Martinez from San Ygnacio, Texas, where he lived most of his life.

He opened his heart and home to many and will be sorely missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alberto and Guadalupe Martinez. Also preceding him were his siblings, Acela Martinez and Adelfa Espinoza as well as his brother-in-law, Rodolfo Martinez, and Rodolfo Espinoza.

Left to cherish his memory are his nephews and nieces, Blas A. (Maria Elena) Martinez, Angelica (Gerardo) Sanchez, Rodolfo (Dinorah) Martinez, Jr., Guadalupe (Robert) Rodriguez, and Hilda (Richard) Lewis along with grandnieces and grandnephews and other family members.

The family wishes to thank his caregivers, Maria Guadalupe Rodriguez, Blanca Delgado Puente, Kristina Puente Reyes, Jorge Martinez, Rosario Aldama Avalos, and Carlos Palacios.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that you donate to the Sacred Heart Children’s Home, 3310 S. Zapata Hwy, Laredo, TX 78046.




26 thoughts on “ADRIAN A. MARTINEZ”

  1. Our most deepest condolences to all the family. Adrian, was a long life friend of my parents and my siblings here in San Ygnacio . Everyone knew and loved him for his kind heart always with a smile. May he forever Rest In Peace. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

    1. May your caring soul rest peacefully in God’s Kingdom. 🙏🏻 You were an amazing friend for so many years. 💙🌹✝️ I’ll treasure our friendship and awesome times we shared. 💐

  2. Our most sincere condolences to all his family RIP Mr Martinez you were a very respectful person from Mr and Mrs Juan Sendejo Zapata Tx

  3. Our deepest condolences to all the family. RIP Mr. Martinez. A very respectful person and very friendly. Mr. and Mrs. Eloy Cuellar

  4. se fue a descansar en Paz Primo. Le pido a Dios que lo reciba en su reino porque se lo merece. me quedo con los recuerdos de las platicas que tuvimos.

  5. My most sincere condolences to the family..May you rest in eternal peace Mr. Martinez..know that you were deeply loved and respected. 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

  6. El padrino Adrian was a caring and giving person. He was a frequent visitor to Martin High School in the late seventies and early eighties when I was a Spanish teacher there. He treated my Spanish Honor Society with scholarship donations and on several occasions treated the whole society, about 25 students and two sponsors, to dinner. He was exceptional like that, yet humble in his own way.
    I wrote this poem for him back in 1980 for his birthday. May he Rest In Peace with our Lord.
    Feliz Cumpleaños, Padrino Adrián Martínez
    A nuestro padrino Adrián
    Queremos hoy felicitar
    Porque celebra su cumpleaños
    En este “Día de la Amistad.”

    Él es, y siempre ha sido
    Fiel amigo de Martin High,
    Por eso es muy querido
    De todos aquí por igual.

    Diosito tenía destinado
    Para él algo muy especial
    Por eso nació el merito,
    14 “Día de la Amistad.”

    Amistad pura y sincera
    Es la que él sabe dar.
    A todos tiende la mano
    Para hacer bien nada más.

    Diosito a ti te ha escogido
    Para dar bienes sin fin.
    Tú en cambio has prometido
    Compartirlo con todos los demás.

    Filántropo te llaman todos
    Y muy bien te ha de quedar.
    Fila viene de amor y
    Ántropo de humanidad.

    Tú amas mucho a tu prójimo
    Siguiendo las Leyes de Dios;
    Y Él con su Divina Justicia
    Siempre lo recordará.

    Que celebres muchos más años,
    Padrino, este “Día de la Amistad”
    Es el sincero deseo de tus amigos,
    Alumnos y maestros de Martin High.

    Rosa María Ceballos de Llano
    14 de febrero, 1980

  7. Maria Luisa Uribe.

    Our most sincere condolences to all the family. Adrian was.a very kind and generous humble.person. May be rest in peace.

  8. Mis mas sentidas condolencias Para la familia, que Dios le de su eterno descanso y lo tenga gozando de su presencia divination, Descanse en Paz nuestro amigo Adrian Martinez.

  9. Rest In Peace Adrian.
    Our sincerest condolences to the family.
    May God grant you eternal peace.

    Reynaldo and Jean Gutierrez

  10. Our deepest condolences to the family. Adrian, thank you for the great, fun times we had traveling to Mexico. Rest In Peace my friend. ❤️🙏🥺

  11. Dear Martinez and Sanchez Family,
    Please accept my simple expression of sympathy over the passing of Adrian. He was a friend to many and a peaceful soul. During the obligatory seclusion of the pandemic I sent Adrian several photos of him with friends during one of the many trips to Guanajuato. Adrian was touched and happy to recall those happy times among friends. I hope your love of family will bring you comfort to bear his loss.

  12. Gisele Molina & Molina Family

    Our deepest condolences to the family. Adrian, thank you for the great, fun times we had traveling. Rest in Peace

  13. Guadalupe M. Paredes & Famaly

    My deepest sympathies are with you during this difficult time. When we lose someone, we love, grief tends to take over our lives. Please remember, my precious friend, that in Jesus, we have the gift of the Holy Spirit. Ask Him to bring comfort to your burdened soul and to pray for you as only He can. I am praying for you, and I am here for you.

  14. My deepest sympathies and condolences to all the family members of Mr Adrian A. Martinez. He was loved by all who had the fortune to meet him. A very kind and generous soul. May He rest in peace in the arms of our Lord and Savior. May Adrian’s family members find strength and peace during these most difficult times.

  15. My sincerest condolences to Mr. Martinez’s family. He was a exceptional man with a big heart. May the Perpetual light shine upon him. RIP.
    From The Herrera Family.

  16. We are so deeply sad to learn the passing of Adrian. Our condolences to your family. Adrian was a wonderful, caring, and awesome individual who touched so many lives, including my own. I recall him as a great person, a classmate, and a talented musician, as we were in the Martin High School Band together. We will surely miss him. I remember his strong spirituality, his humble nature, his kind heart and generosity, and forever am grateful and blessed for having known him! Our thoughts and prayers are with him and the family. May God bless all of you!
    With love and prayers,
    Dr. & Mrs. Robert P. Ouwendijk
    (Maria “Cookie” Solis)

  17. Nuestro mas sentido pesame a toda su familia .Tenemos un angel mas en el Cielo tuvimos la dicha de conocer Adrian y compartir con el hermosos momentos dios le de descanzo. Eterno amen

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