obit: Edward Martinka, Jr.
VICTORIA - Edward Martinka, Jr., 63, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013. He was born in El Campo on April 12, 1950 to Edward Martinka, Sr and Rosie Rasmussen Martinka.
Edward was a 1968 graduate of El Campo High School. He was a graduate from the University of Texas in 1972. Edward worked with the Texas Comptroller office from 1973-1979. He then went to work at the Dupont/Lyondell Basill until retirement in 2009. He married Margaret King Martinka on June 22, 1972. They were married for forty years, having known each other since the third grade.
Edward is survived by his parents, Edward and Rosie Martinka: wife, Margaret King Martinka; daughter, Misty Martinka; son, Chris Martinka (Sayra); sisters, Mona Martinka, Marilyn Tamberello, Marjorie Willinger; brother, Stephen Martinka; grandchildren, Dylan Meyer, Grace Martinka, Emaleigh Martinka.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 1-3 pm at Grace Funeral Home. Graveside services will be on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 3 pm at Memory Gardens Cemetery with Pastor Larry Green officiating.
Pallbearers will be Alan Pilgrim, Harold Chapman, Greg Willinger, Mitchell Martinka, Dylan Martinka and Brandon Blevins.
Donations may be made to Hospice of South Texas or M.D. Anderson Sarcoma Unit, P.O. Box 4461, Houston, Tx. 77210.
Arrangements under the care of Grace Funeral Home.