Melvin Eugene Martinez

September 6, 1961 ~ September 17, 2018 (age 57)

On September 17, 2018, Melvin Eugene Martinez unexpectedly passed away.
He was 57.  Melvin was born and raised in Watsonville, Ca on September 6, 1961. He was a resident of Scotts Valley, Ca. Melvin worked in Santa Cruz City Schools for 31 years, where he was Head Custodian at Santa Cruz High.

He loved music, playing his harmonica, and playing the guitar. He loved motor-cycles, spending time at home with his wife Crystal, watching movies, having some brewskys, and taking trips to Arizona for vacation. He was very proud of his Indian Heritage. Melvin attended Salinas Upperoom Church where he was baptized by Pastor Bea Sotel.

Melvin was loved by everyone who knew him, his sense of humor, and that crazy laugh. He was a loving husband, brother, friend, and uncle. Melvin had a heart of gold and was humble, loving, and a kind man. He will be missed by many.

Melvin leaves behind his wife Crystal Ray Martinez of 5 years, his baby cat Puddy, 4 sisters; Marylou Gonzales, Josephine Dodgen, Sophia Martinez, and Teresa Martinez, 3 brothers; Mark Martinez, Noah Martinez, and Valdemar Martinez.

Services will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 11 am at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel with a viewing from 11-2pm and Funeral Service at 12 pm. Burial to follow at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park. A reception will follow at the V.F.W. Hall in Freedom, Ca.


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