Roberto Perfecto Martinez

September 15, 1931 - October 25, 2018
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“We’re all just walking each other home. “Roberto P. Martinez, 87, was called home by our Heavenly Father on Thursday, October 25, 2018.  During his time with us, he proved to be a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, friend, and neighbor.

Roberto, loving known as Beto, was known for his incredible “Martinez” smile, his love for music and his love of playing his harmonica.  Family, friends, and sometimes even strangers would get a treat of Beto playing “Las Mañanitas” and other classic favorites.  He was a thoughtful, giving man who would care for his family, friends and neighbors.

Beto was a veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1955.  During his service, he earned the Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.  He was an aircraft mechanic who was known to put his artwork on aircraft for his friends.

After his service, he immediately began working at the Laredo Air Force Base from 1955-1961.  He then worked at Mercy Hospital from 1961-1966 before joining the City of Laredo’s Tax office where he dedicated 30 years of his life before retiring.  His retirement was filled with quality time with his family and weekly coffee with his friends.  Beto met many people while working with the city.  His children often hear stories of how their dad was a friendly, giving, and beautiful man.

Beto married Sara, the “beautiful girl in the choir” who his sister, Frances insisted he meet.  They married in 1957 raising five beautiful children and together they created a wonderful home that was often visited by family, friends and their children’s friends for carne asadas, holiday gatherings, and Sunday visits building memories that will always be cherished.  Beto and Sara just recently celebrated 61 years of marriage.

Roberto is survived by his loving wife, Sara P. Martinez; his children, Ana Laura (Joe) Garza, Patricia (Bernal) Slight, Diana Martinez, Raquel (Julian) Tijerina and Roberto (Claudia) Martinez, Jr.; his grandchildren, Selika Garza, Joseph Garza, Sarah Slight, Haley Slight, Lauren Slight, Patrick Slight, Eric Slight, Gabriela Tijerina, Camila Martinez and Carlos Martinez; and his sister, Lupe Vichareli.

The family would like to thank Doctor’s Hospital of Laredo, Methodist Hospital (San Antonio) and Nurses on Wheels for caring for Beto during this unexpected short illness.  Their kindness, patience, support and compassion will never be forgotten.

The family will receive guest Sunday, October 28, 2018, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.  A Holy Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.  A funeral mass will start at 9:00 am.  Family and friends will be welcomed to gather after the service at the home of Bernal and Patricia Slight.  Cremation service will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr. Laredo, Texas 78041.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary Time: 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Monday, October 29, 2018

Time: 9:00 am

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church


2219 Galveston
Laredo, Texas 78043

Cemetery Information

Cremation Associates of Laredo


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: September 15, 1931
Died: October 25, 2018

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Juan R Campos posted on 10/31/18

Robert and Bernal, My most deepest condolences on your loss. May our Lord, Jesus Christ, have him in his loving arms right now & May our most Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Guadalupe, give your family the strength and endurance to get through this most difficult time. May he Rest In Peace, and May perpetual light shine upon his soul always...


Maurilio Rodriguez posted on 10/29/18

Robert and Claudia my heartfelt condolences on ur loss God bless and give you strength in this hard time. Love ad prayers to you and ur loved ones. Maurilio and Maistella Rodriguez


Lisa & Oscar Martinez posted on 10/28/18

Our deepest condolences are with the Martinez family. Keeping your family in our prayers. May Mr. Roberto Martinez Rest In Peace.


Brenda Garza posted on 10/28/18

Our most sincere condolences. May God’s peace be with all during this difficult time. May He rest in eternal peace.


Adolfo Gonzalez posted on 10/27/18

Q.E.P.D.—Que En Paz Descanse— Condolences to family and prayers for his journey to the Lords Home.


Yvette Robinson posted on 10/26/18

Diana, my prayers to you and your family.


Angie Sanchez posted on 10/26/18

I’m so sorry for your loss Diana and Patsy. Their no words to express my condolences to your family. I send you my love and prayers for your family. ??


Jose L. & Eliza Madrigal posted on 10/26/18

May the soul of your beloved RIP and your most treasured memories of him take you to a place of healing. Our condolences to all the Martinez family.


Sara &Floyd Coffman posted on 10/26/18

Our sincere and deepest condolences to the Martinez family. Prayers?for his eternal rest.


Diana Hernandez posted on 10/25/18

Our deepest sympathies for your family. May the good Lord be with you all during this most difficult time. Godspeed ✝️


Marta D. Flores posted on 10/25/18

My most sincere condolences on the loss of Mr. Roberto Martinez. I know that the world is a better place because of Mr. Martinez. His kind heart and gentle ways will be fondly remembered. May he Rest In Peace and Perpetual Light shine upon his soul. ??


Amira E. Mejia posted on 10/25/18

My heartfelt condolences to all his family. May your faith help you through this sad time knowing that he is now free of the pain of this world. May he Rest In Peace.


Lydia Pena Villagran posted on 10/25/18

My sincerest condolences on your dad Patsy??May he areat In Peace and May perpetua light shine upon him??


Barbara Wright Glueck posted on 10/25/18

I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember your dad in his coveralls with a fantastic smile. What a great man.


Martha Cavazos posted on 10/25/18

My sincere condolences to your family . Keeping you all in prayer ?


Gabriel and Tonni Palacios posted on 10/25/18

Our sincerest condolences to our aunt, cousins and their families. We will always treasure the great memories of our uncle, his sense of humor and his harmonica music. May you Rest In Peace, Tio Beto.


Lupita González posted on 10/25/18

My heartfelt condolences to Tia Sarita and family. Tio Beto will forever be in my heart and in my prayers. We will continue to be Martinez strong. Love you Tio Beto. Rest In Peace


Magda Martinez posted on 10/25/18

My condolences to the family of Roberto P. Martinez. A dear sweet uncle, my father’s youngest brother will forever be in my heart.