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Pablo Martinez

March 16, 1942 — June 7, 2018

Martinez, Pablo Jose

Age 76, beloved father, grandfather and brother, passed away peacefully in his home Thursday, June 7, 2018 after an illness. He grew up in Havana, Cuba and as a young man he immigrated to the U.S. and was proud to become a U.S. Citizen. He was a hard worker. He retired from UNM and attended Los Lunas High School. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who collected antiques and art work. He loved his pets and being outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Ana Luisa Elizalde-Martinez.

Pablo is survived by children, Anna Instenes and husband, Shawn of Pleasanton, CA, Pauline Chavez and husband, Fred of Albuquerque, NM, Joseph Candelaria, and wife, Amanda of Albuquerque, NM; 10 grandchildren: Jacob Martinez, Chris Martinez, Brandon Instenes, Nicole Sanchez, Kimberly Martinez, Emily Instenes, Sam, Leanndra and Shantel Nunn, Mikey Bonner; four great grandchildren, Jacob Jr., Hailey, Faith, and Serenity, and his dog, King. Also, he had a brother, Pete and a sister, Zoila. As well as additional family and friends in Albuquerque, Florida and Cuba.

Service will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018, 4:00 pm, at Garcia Mortuary ~ Chapel of Angels, Located on 8th Street and Iron. To view information or leave a condolence please visit

Garcia Mortuary

717 Stover Ave. SW

Albuquerque, NM 87102


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Monday, June 18, 2018

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Garcia Mortuary - Chapel of the Angels

717 Stover Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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