Vincent Martinez, age 70 passed away on July 25, 2022. He was born in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico on November 20, 1951, to Francisco and Maria (Del Carmen) Martinez. He married Margarita Algarin on April 19, 1997 and they have been together for 34 years.
Vincent was a Vietnam veteran. He was an old hippie at heart, who enjoyed his pot and the music of Santana, Jimi Hendrix, jazz and the blues. He loved Coca-Cola and Lay’s potato chips. He would pick up the newspaper every day and read it front-to-back every morning with his cup of coffee. He had a (not so secret) relationship with Lola (Diana & Cindy’s dog) and would take her on walks when he thought they were taking too long to get back home. He was a prankster who loved his family and had a special relationship with his grandchildren. His family was his greatest accomplishment as was his military service.
Vincent is survived by his wife, Margarita, his children; Diana (wife Cynthia), Margie (husband Sammy), David (wife Yvette), his grandchildren; Julian, Adam, Harmony, Melissa, Tehya and Arelis, his great-grandchildren; Alexia, Alyas, Jai, Anastasia, Christian, Josiah, Addy, Amaury (and one on the way), his mother; Maria Del Carmen, his siblings; Frank and Evelyn.
He was preceded in death by his father, Francisco Martinez and a daughter, Annie.
We are grateful for flowers, if you prefer to donate to the family, it would also be appreciated (please IM Cynthia Valentin for details). A short, private (immediate family only was his wish), memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 28th from 2-3 pm, CST, at Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home, 222 N Rosedale Ct, Round Lake, IL 60073.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home. For other information, please contact the Funeral Home at 847-546-3300, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends and loved ones may share memories of Vincent on his tribute wall.