Rafael (Joe) Gomez Martinez. 72 of Bay Point, Ca passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on February 25,2020 with his loving family by his side. Rafael was born in Mexico to the late Simon Martinez and Guadalupe Gomez Martinez. He began his life in California in 1963 where he meet his wife Delfina Martinez. They were married on September 28, 1966. Rafael worked as the executive chef for the Sheraton Corporation and won many culinary competitions for this ice sculptures and food displays. After his retirements he built a home in Baja, Ca where he lived a quite life until relocating to Bay Point to be closer to family.
Rafael is survived by his devoted wife Delfina, his children Maria Martinez, Armando (Stephanie) Martinez, Lupe (Frank) Cabrera and Juan Simon (Zeluma) Martinez; his grandchildren, Jiovanni, Eric, Drake, Logan Sierra, Denise (Soane), Francisco, Jennifer, Simon and Neveah; along with 5 great grandchildren; siblings, Delores Torres, Theresa SiFuentas, Salvador Martinez, Jose Luis Martinez, Alicia Hernandes, Martha Lizarrea. He was preceded in death by his sister Aurelia Sanchez Martinez and his brother Manuel Martinez.
Family and Friends are invited to visitation Tuesday March 3, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Recitation of the Rosary Tuesday March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm both at Higgins Chapel, 1310 A Street, Antioch, Ca. Funeral services will be held Wednesday March 4, 2020 at 11:00 am at Most Holly Rosary, 1313 A Street, Antioch, Ca
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