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Ruben O. Martinez

August 15, 1934 ~ June 14, 2020 (age 85)

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Ruben O. Martinez, age 85 of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at ProMedica Ebeid Hospice Center in Sylvania, Ohio.   
He was born on August 15, 1934 to the late Juan and Eloisa (Oyervides) Martinez in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. On June 5, 1954 he married Paulina (Anguiano) Martinez, who preceded him in death in 2016. 

Ruben was a member of St. John Catholic Church. He worked for over 35 years at Johns Manville until his retirement. Ruben enjoyed going to the casino, and scratch tickets. He loved his family and was very proud of his children and their accomplishments. Ruben will be sadly missed by his family and many good friends.
Ruben is survived by eleven children; Eloisa (Tim) Barbero of McComb, OH, Marisela Martinez of Flint, MI, Enriqueta (Guadalupe) Acevedo of Mercedes, TX,  Sylvia (Joe) Velasquez of Defiance, Clara (Larry) Gomez of Defiance, Alicia (Jerry) Elrod of Defiance, Ruben (Becky) Martinez, Jr. of Findlay, Francisco (Elda) Martinez of Defiance, Joaquin (Debbie) Martinez of Defiance, Carlos (Monica) Martinez of Napoleon, and Jorge (Stacy) Martinez of Defiance. He also leaves behind 28 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, his brother, Mario Martinez of Defiance, and his sister, Lydia Martinez of Arizona. 
Visitation and funeral services will be private. Schaffer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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