September 20, 1943 – January 11, 2018
As a young man, Nick graduated from Edison High School and attended San Antonio College. He went on to have a life-time career in the sales industry. He retired as a Farmers Insurance Agent after over twenty years of service.
Nick was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. As a member of the Knights of Columbus he achieved the rank of fourth degree. He was a fifteen-year member of an ACTS Small Christian Community with St. Luke’s Catholic Church. He served in the US Army Reserves. He was also a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club.
In Nick’s later years he established membership in the Sons of the Republic of Texas as a descendant of Gregorio Esparza, the only defender of the Alamo who was buried and not cremated.
Nick is survived by his wife, Irene, who he married November 26, 1993; daughter, Laura Martinez Costello and her husband, James, and grandson, Samuel James and son, Nicholas A. Martinez III and his wife, Elizabeth and grandson, Brandon Nicholas; his sister, Mary Anne Meyer and her husband, Roland; brothers, Arthur Martinez and his wife Rosa, and Daniel Martinez and wife, Rosie; as well as aunts, an uncle and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and his beloved dog, Shyla, who stayed by his side throughout his entire illness.
Nick’s brother, Danny, remembered his oldest brother, Nick, as the one who always made sure he had gifts under the Christmas tree when he was little. As the eldest son, he led the family in caring for their mother even as her health deteriorated.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 18 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Porter Loring Mortuary North.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018
PORTER LORING MORTUARY NORTH
FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH
4201 DE ZAVALA RD., SAN ANTONIO, TX 78249
Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.