ELKHART- Maria Mercedes P. Martinez, 90, of Elkhart, died Wednesday December 29, 2021, at her residence in Elkhart. She was born December 25, 1931, in Moncada, Tarlac, Philippines to Rafael and Catalina (Vargas) Parasdas.
She married Bienvenido Martinez, and he preceded her in death. Surviving relatives include her eldest daughter Rozanne Corwin, Teresa Martinez, Rowena Zoltan, Marione Farina (Brad), Roweldon Martinez (Eve Briggs), Peter (Irma) Martinez.
Grandchildren: Lee Corwin (Jenni), Nika (James), Alexis (Dennis), Clarice Nunez, Carene (Neil) Citter, Tina Ford (Zach), Ivanna (Fritz), Patrick, Don Victor (Cessna), Malaya, Ralph (Bhea), Ranee, Razel, Christina, Joey (Lori-Rip) Yeager, Christiana and Mitchell. Great-Grandchildren: Alexandra, Grace, Elsie, Dominic, AJ, Mikhalla, Vaughn, Yukari, Mila. Sister: Milagros Parasdas Bonafe (97 years old).
Preceding her in death is one daughter, Romina. Also, brothers; Domingo, Saturnino, Emiliano, Ildefonso, Jose and sisters, Asuncion and Mehida.
Visitation for Maria will be from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesday January 4, 2022, at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home, 700 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart, IN. Services will take place immediately following the visitation. Fr. Jason Frieburger from St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church will preside, and cremation will follow.
Maria was a long-time parishioner of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.
To attend the viewing and service via zoom Launch Meeting - Zoom ID: 874 6592 1925 Passcode: 9X7Lpn