Robert Martinez

Feb 8, 1943 - Aug 18, 2020

East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park
9189 East Stockton Blvd.
Elk Grove , CA, 95624


Robert “Sonny” Martinez strolled off into Paradise Tuesday morning, August 18th. He was 77 Years old. A loving husband, father, uncle, brother, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Susan, daughters Cynthia Anderson (Paul) Denise Estenson and son Robert Martinez Jr. (Sandra) as well as 9 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

Born to Blas and Carmen in Sanger on Feb, 8th 1943 as the last of 9 brothers and sisters. He is survived by sister Natalie Garcia and brother Manuel Martinez.
A lifelong avid outdoors man, Sonny was never more at home than in pursuit of a mature buck or a voracious rainbow trout. He taught generations of family and friends these enduring passions.
He was never one to be idle for very long, he was an inventor, painter, leather craftsman and expert knife maker. He was always full of surprises and was a jokester waiting to see the expression on the faces of those on whom his pranks were pulled.
He took pride in his home and landscape and spent endless hours in his garage tinkering and beautifying his yard. His easy and caring manner with those he met and befriended endeared him to all who
came to know him. He will be greatly missed.


  • Paul Anderson says:

    See you up yonder where the trophy bucks challenge even the best hunters. Until we meet again Sonny.

  • Rudy Garcia says:

    Condolences and prayers for my Tia and cousins. I love you all . God Bless. RIP Tio Sonny.

  • Sharron says:

    I always looked for Bob when entering the neighborhood on Armadale so that I could give him a honk and a wave as I drove by. A real welcoming presence. I will miss you Bob. God bless you, Susan and the family.

  • Regina says:

    Our deepest condolences. We will miss brother Robert. Our hope is that one day we will meet again. Sister Susan we ask
    God to grant you with strength in this time of sorrow. We extend it to the family as well. Hernan & Regina Romero

  • Pat McDaniel says:

    Greatest sympathies to all of Bob’s family. I too will miss him. He seemed to enjoy life, the outdoors and his beautiful yard. I’ll also miss the occasional trout he’d share with me. Susan, I’m so glad you have the strength of your religion and family to be with you.

  • John/larraine says:

    Thank you Sunny for being you I wish that I could spend more time with you but time passes really fast And you be missed by quite a few but you’re at rest in God’s hands now. Rest in peace Miss you John AND Lorraine sanchez

  • Diane Ortez says:

    Brother Robert (Sonny) – Such fond memories of you and your family at El Faro. You left a beautiful legacy – your lovely wife (Sister Susan), beautiful children and their families. May God give them comfort, strength and grace during such a difficult time. See you on the other side in the presence of our Lord.

  • Beatrice says:

    May you find comfort in the scriptures that assures us of seeing our loved ones again: John 5:28,29 says “Do not be amazed at this, for the the hour is coming in which those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out.”
    Acts 24:15-“There is going to be a resurrection…”
    Rev 20:12,13-…and the grave gave up the dead in them…

  • Ismael Hernandez says:

    Nino… I’m so sorry to hear about your passing. I remember going deer hunting with you and my dad on search of that buck. Prayers to my Nina and familia!!!

  • Jesus Salazar says:

    I am shocked to hear the sad news about Robert. He was a good hunting partner and friend of mine. My sympathies and condolences to you and family. Peace be with him.

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