Donato "Don" Martinez

  • Born: January 12, 1925
  • Died: October 20, 2018
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
Tel. (210) 495-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

... He embraced all those that entered his world with open arms and an open heart...

Donato "Don" Martinez, age 93, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Laredo, Texas on January 12, 1925, to the late David & Efigenia Martinez. San Antonio, Texas became his home for over 72 years. He was inducted into the US Marine Corps. during World War II and was stationed in Jacksonville, Florida where he met the love of his life, Betty Crosby.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Netha Elizabeth "Betty" Martinez, his sisters Irene Hernández and Ofelia Gutiérrez. He is survived by numerous nephews, nieces and great nephews and nieces.

He was an extraordinary Uncle! He embraced all those that entered his world with open arms and an open heart. He will be missed by many but above all, we will hold him dear in our hearts forever!

On behalf of the entire family, we express our most heartfelt gratitude to all those that touched his life so genuinely during his last few years. Your loving care and devotion was always present.

Above his stairway to heaven, his lovely wife awaits for him as they dance their way into eternal life!

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2018, Porter Loring Mortuary North.

7:00 PM

10:00 AM

Entombment will take place at Chapel Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Special thanks to pallbearers: Allen Castro, Daniel Gutiérrez, Orlando Gutiérrez, Eduardo David Hernández, Nicolas Ricardo Hernández, Lorenzo Valencia and Steven Valencia.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Uncle Don, we miss your presence. You have left a huge void in our hearts but we know you are watching over us from up above. Love you always and until we meet again!!!

Posted by ODG & LSG Gutierrez - San Antonio, TX   October 14, 2019

Beautiful, loving couple - June 18, 2004

Posted by Leticia Gutierrez - San Antonio, TX - Family   October 25, 2018


We will miss you, Uncle Don! Thank you for all the smiles, laughs, and wonderful memories! Our comfort is in knowing that you are with your beloved Aunt Betty again surely dancing and celebrating your reunion! We love you and will always cherish our time together.

Posted by Nani Wengler - San Antonio, TX - Family   October 25, 2018

We will truely miss your great smiling eyes! May those that spent every day with you, take comfort that in your absence from their lives you are in the presence of love in your eternal life. Give aunt Betty a kiss and a twirl for us. We love you uncle Don

Posted by Maret Valencia - Sabinal, TX - Family   October 23, 2018

Very privileged to have known him and Aunt Betty!!! Loved them to the moon and back.

Posted by Leticia Gutierrez - San Antonio, TX - Family   October 23, 2018

Family Album

Visiting Uncle Don at Watercrest!
February 14, 2016
Smiley eyes!
Thank you for your service.

Family Album

Beautiful, loving couple - June 18, 2004
Happy Birthday Uncle Don-January 12, 2018
Family gifted him Angel for his 74th b'day.
A lifetime memory❤️
Such a gentle man!
Cousin reunion June 18, 2006

Family Album