Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It’s with a heavy heart that I inform you that John Martinez passed away on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016.

I’ve known John my entire life, as he was with TCI for 38 years. He was a mentor, a co-worker, a family man and a friend.  I’m not sure how to fill the hole he’s left behind in our hearts.

It always seemed that John knew everyone, and that everyone knew him.

I worked along-side John for the past 12 years at TCI, and for the last 8 on the Board of Directors for the LA/NTMA.  We traveled together to trade shows, to customers and to networking events.  He taught me how to ask the right questions, how to be more patient, and how to stop and listen.

John was as witty as he was smart, and always kind.  Those that knew John always had the upmost respect, admiration and love for the person he was.  I could go on with stories of how he made us laugh and how he brought an optimistic and positive view to every situation.

John was there for me, when I needed him, and when I didn’t think I did.  He was even there at the hospital the day my kids were born.

John leaves behind his wife Blanca, and kids John-Michael, Joseph and Michelle who he always mentioned how proud of he was.

May he find peace in heaven, for he left the world a better place.

With love,


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