- September 10, 1943 - June 29, 2013
- Georgetown, Texas
of Roland's Passing
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“Roland we are going to miss you very much. You have been a great brother. Know that we will be there for Sherry, Robert and Brian and their...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Nick Martinez - Spring, TX
“My thoughts and prayers are with you. My you feel the comfort of God and his love to help you through your loss.
2 of 27 | Posted by: Jaquetta Richards - Taylor, TX
“I want to express my condolences to the family and extend my prayers for the family.
3 of 27 | Posted by: Lydia Christian - Mansfield, TX
“Sherry and family, our sincere condolences on Roland's passing. He was a great brother knight and friend to all. We will miss him and his friendly...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: George & Sharon Frederick - TX
“I knew Roland as a dedicated professional while working with him in Austin. But, even more, I remember him as a devoted family man: father,...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Joe Steiner - NJ
“Rest in Peace Brother
"In God we Trust and Ride"
6 of 27 | Posted by: Michael "Mickey" Huber - AR
““May eternal rest be granted unto him Oh-Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and all the souls of the faithfully departed...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Mark Cearley Knights-on-BikesPres.of the State (POS) Oklahoma
“I am sorry for your loss You will be in my prayers
8 of 27 | Posted by: Joseph Teal
“I am sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved Father.
9 of 27 | Posted by: Beverly Mckenzie - Austin, TX
“I had the great fortune of knowing Roland as both a good friend and co-worker for many years. Roland had one of the greatest work ethics of anyone I...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Terry Mayhugh - Round Rock, TX
“Sherry and family:
We were saddened to hear about Roland's unexpected death. May you all feel the peace of God's arms wrapped around you to help...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Pete and Nancy Zenner - friends
“We were sad to hear the news of Roland's passing. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Martinez family during this difficult time. You are in our...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Richard Gonzales - Dallas, TX
“Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Carlos & Sandra Martinez - TX
“Dearest Sherry and Family,
There are no words to convey our Sympathy to you all! Wish we could be there for you all but will be present in our...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Floyd and Francine Gaspard - TX
“Mrs. Martinez (Mom), Robert and Brian,
I am deeply saddened at the passing of Mr. Martinez (Dad). During High School he was my second father and...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Kevin Stuckly - Georgetown, TX
“Roland was a great friend, father and coach. He will always be close to our hearts and truly missed. We love you ROCK!
16 of 27 | Posted by: Scott Johnson - Georgetown, TX
Our family is praying for you and your family. We wish you peace. Roland was an incredible man and I value getting to know him at Frost.
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17 of 27 | Posted by: Mike Vaughan - Georgetown, TX
“Dear Sherry and Family,
Like everyone else we are shocked and saddened by Roland's death. Roland was very much a part of our cherished...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Steve Bissell - Oro Valley, AZ
“I had the pleasure of working with Roland for 25+ years at Schlumberger. He was truly a prince of a gentleman, a wonderful person to work with, and...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: James Luhn - Texas City, TX
“Our prayers go out to the Martinez family for their great loss. I know Roland and Sheri from our days in the Knights of Columbus and as a Church...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Paul & Irene Pratt - Georgetown, TX
“Sherry and family, I offer my humble condolences to you for your loss. Knights on Bikes World Wide have been notified and requested to pray for the...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: SK Scott Hilton, KonB President of Texas
“We will always remember the great bike rides with Sherry & Roland! Our prayers go to Sherry & family.
22 of 27 | Posted by: John & Marcia Ness - Georgetown, TX
“I was heartbroken to hear of Roland's death. He was a mentor to me when I was a young technician in Engineering back in 1978. We worked side by side...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: John Treble - Missouri City, TX
“My sincers condolences to Roland's family. I knew Roland from BBHS where we graduated together. He was always a pleasant and friendly gentleman. I...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Michael DeCoux - Port Arthur, TX, TX
“Many memories from our youth to our older age. My only regret is you are gone. I will miss you. It was with great joy the day you married Sherry. ...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Bobby Simon - Nederland, TX
“Roland is one of the greatest men I've ever known. He loved his family like no other and did so much for his grandkids' schools. He is loved by many...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Emily Kimbrell - friend
“Sherry and family,
Joe and I were so shocked and very saddened to hear the news of Roland's death. We both have so many fond memories of our time...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Sherry Steiner - Pennington, NJ
Roland Martinez, age 69, of Georgetown, Texas passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013.
A visitation will be held at 5:00 - 8:00 pm with the Recitation of the Rosary to begin at 7:00 pm on Friday, July 5th at the Ramsey Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 6th at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church in Andice, Texas. Burial will follow at Our Lady Of The Rosary Cemetery in Georgetown.
He was born September 10, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas to Gilbert and Zulema (Arredondo) Martinez. On February 20, 1965 in Port Arthur he married the love of his life Sherry Bourque and celebrated 48 ½ years of marriage together. He received his BS degree from the University of Houston and was employed by Schlumberger Well Services in Houston (1966) and transferred to Austin, Texas (1982) as an Engineer. After 39 years with the company, Roland retired in 2005. Roland loved snow skiing, golfing, motorcycle riding with his buddies, and working on and restoring his 1981 GMC pickup. He always enjoyed traveling and vacationing with Sherry. His greatest joy was being with his family, especially his three grandchildren, Hannah, Justin, and Joaquin. He was a member of the Knights Of Columbus where he served three years as a Trustee. Roland was a member of Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church in Andice, Texas.
Survivors include his wife Sherry Martinez of Georgetown, Texas; sons, Robert Martinez and wife Heather of Georgetown, Texas, Brian Martinez and wife Luisa of Round Rock, Texas; father, Gilbert T. Martinez of Tomball, Texas; brothers, Nick Martinez of Spring, Texas, Joel Martinez of Denver, Colorado; sisters, Gracie Garcia of Houston, Texas, Belinda Sifferd of Magnolia, Texas, Leticia Vela of Spring, Texas; granddaughter, Hannah Martinez of Georgetown, Texas; grandsons, Justin Martinez of Georgetown, Texas, and Joaquin Martinez of Round Rock, Texas.
Preceding him in death was his mother, Zulema Martinez; sister, Belinda Rose; brother, Robert R. Martinez; and niece, Krista Sifferd.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Chuck Sifferd, Bobby Simon, Terry Mayhew, Servando Ramos, Jay Livaudais, Lonnie Gaspard, Mike McMaster, and Scott Johnson. Honorary Pallbearers will be John Obst, Jim Leach, John Shultzabarger, Mark Ramos, Robert Klark, Mark Watson and Chris Craven.
Memorial donations, to honor Roland, may be made to the Knights of Columbus Council 12522 - Scholoarship Fund - Santa Rosa de Lima, 6571 FM 970, Andice, Texas 78633 or Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church - Building Fund, 6571 FM 970, Andice, Texas 78633 or to the charity of your choice.