Charles Martinez of Monroe died Friday, June 26, 2020, at home. He was 86 years old.
Charles was born June 24, 1934, in Manhattan, N.Y., the son of Cesar and Anna Luisa (Echevarrias) Martinez.
He was the widower of Awilda Martinez. He and Awilda were married 50 years. She predeceased him in 2018.
Charles was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1957 on the USS Jenkins.
He retired from the NYPD in the Bronx as a 2nd Grade Detective.
He is survived by his sons: Anthony Martinez and wife Tracy of Goshen, James Martinez and wife Tracie of Stow, Ohio, and Paul Martinez Sr. and wife Jackie of Monroe; five grandchildren: Olivia, Addison, Bennett, Paul Jr., and Charles Martinez; and his dog pals, Star and Lacey.
A Graveside Service and burial with military and police honors were held June 30 at Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Goshen.
Arrangements under the care of the Donovan Funeral Home, Inc. in Goshen.
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