Mr. Martin Galan Rodriguez, Sr.

  • Born: October 10, 1951
  • Died: July 23, 2020
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
Tel. (210) 227-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

Martin Galan Rodriguez, Sr., age 68, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020, in San Antonio. He was preceded in death by his father John C Rodriguez, mother Mary Rodriguez, and brother Michael Rodriguez. Martin is survived by his wife of 50 years, Diana G. Rodriguez; his two sons Martin and Joseph, their wives, and seven grandchildren. His nieces and nephews have many fond memories and will miss his dearly.

He started his career with the City of San Antonio, working as a dog catcher. His daily duties included cleaning out dog kennels at the pound. Through hard work and perseverance, he was able to move up the ranks. After thirty-four years of he retired as the Director of Code Compliance with more than eighty employees in his division. He set an example for his sons and showed how hard work could provide for a family.

Martin leaves behind many lifelong friends who will miss his dearly. So many friends who have always been there for him and his family and ready to tell funny stories about him growing up weather he wanted them to or not. His friends have so many nicknames for him, "Hooder," "Wolf," "Tigo," "Martinized!", and many more. With these types of friends, Martin's memory will live forever.

One of his favorite memories is when he was the head coach and team manager of the legendary Texas Reds (Aka Redsox). He made real connections with these young men, many of whom are still family friends. He remembers the coaches and players and bragged about his team up until the last year of his life.

Martin had many roles in his life, but what he was best at was the role of grandpa. When he retired, he took on the role of full-time grandpa. He drove his grandchildren to school daily, fed them breakfast, and often covered up for them when they got in trouble. (NIV Mathew 7:16) "By their fruit, you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit." You can tell a lot about Martin when you see how much his grandchildren love him.

Monday, August 10, 2020
7:00 pm
Porter Loring Mortuary
1101 McCullough Ave.

Deacon Frank Martinez will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The 100 Club of San Antonio (210)-340-0100

A recording of Martin's services can be viewed by clicking the link:


Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolence to the family, marty was a dear friend to me and my three brothers.We will miss him dearly R.I.P.y brother

Posted by Roland Torres - San antonio, TX - Friend   August 16, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Rodriguez family We were able to live stream the Rosary.
After hearing all the wonderful words about Marty, we are only reminded about what a good guy
he was.

Posted by Adolph Suarez - San Antonio, TX - Family   August 10, 2020

My sincere condolences are extended to the family of my former co worker and friend Marttin Rodriguez The silent gaint has now taken his wings Thank you Marty God bless!

Posted by Travis Bishop - Hartsviille, SC - Coworker   August 10, 2020

MY prayers to the entire family i miss him he was a good friend in the short time i spent with him and dian we had some good times i would pray before we ate breakfast together i will miss him very much god bless the family

Posted by JJ Herrera - SanAntonio, TX - Friend   August 10, 2020

During my tenure as an attorney for the City of San Antonio, Marty was one of my favorites Directors to work with. We all knew him as the Gentle Giant. He rarely spoke during meetings, but when he did, everyone listened because he had common sense and did not like to deal with BS. He was a true believer of Management with a Heart philosophy. He will be missed and I send out prayers to his family.

Posted by Francisco Garza - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   August 10, 2020


My deepest condolences to the Rodriguez family. May you find comfort and peace in these very trying times. I'm saddened to hear of his departure. I had the pleasure of knowing Marty when I worked with the City. I can tell you he was a gentleman and overall a great guy. Rest In peace Marty.

Posted by Gloria Garcia - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   August 09, 2020


Our deepest Condolences to All the Gallegos, Rodriguez families. Martin Rodriguez, was not only friend, but classmate to me(Amelia) at Fox Tech High. His dad, was my Cathechism teacher, and came from my neighborhood as well, He will truly be missed, Great Man, always. Pancho & Amelia Mireles Hernandez

Posted by Amelia M Hernandez - San Antonio, TX - Friend   August 08, 2020

Martin was devoted to Diana, his sons, and grandchildren. I am sure he will continue to watch over them from Heaven. Prayers for Diana and his family. Rest in peace Marty. Your friends, Joe and Becky Alanis

Posted by Rebecca Alanis - San Antonio, TX - Family Friend   August 08, 2020

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