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Martin Granados

October 22, 1931 - May 7, 2017


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Martin “Marty” Granados

It is with great sadness we announce that the world lost one of its best fathers, husbands, and role models with the passing of Martin Granados in Santa Rosa, California on May 7, 2017 from Mesothelioma. He put up a courageous fight and in the end he died at home in his bed with his wife and all of his children around him. He was surrounded by love. Martin, along with his twin brother Marshall was born on October 22, 1931 in Roll, Arizona to parents Frances and Herman Granados. He was raised in Vista, California alongside his five brothers and four sisters and after high school he joined the Air Force with his twin brother. After serving in the Korean War he was stationed at Hamilton Air Force Base in Novato where he met and soon married his wife Louise Slaikjer of San Rafael in June 1954. They resided in San Rafael for many years where they raised their family of six children, Debbie, Sharon, Kathy, Jimmy, Michael, and Susie. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Louise, his children; Sharon Cronin (Jim), Kathy Granados, Jim Granados (Maureen), Michael Granados, and Susie Granados; his grandchildren; Michael, Danielle, and Andrew Granados, Caitlin and Martin Cronin, Olivia and Ava Granados-Shuster, and Mary Dibble and 5 great grandchildren. He is survived by his brothers Cip Guerrero, Frank Granados, Marshall Granados, and Gerald Granados, his sisters Tencha Apodaca, Polly Mulleneaux, and Barbara Canal and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Debra, his sister Annie, and older brother Fabian. In his early years Marty had a passion for cars and even owned a gas station on the Miracle Mile. In 1957 He started working in the door business and later got his contracting license. He opened J & M building specialties in 1967. In 1982 along with his son, he opened Granados Door and Hardware. In the 1950s Marty pitched fast pitch softball for the Air Force. He continued to play in the open division along with his twin brother Marsh. He also played on many different local teams. He pitched until he was 64 years old. He took a short break and coached both of his sons in Little League. He was the kind of father and grandfather that every child should be fortunate enough to have. He cherished family and he was a wonderful role model. He was a man of many talents and he could fix almost anything. He left his mark wherever he went, and people remembered Marty! He was blessed to have many friends. Most of all he was a beloved family man who will truly be missed. Godspeed Daddy!! Family and Friends are invited to a visitation Monday, May 15 from2-6 pm, at Adobe Creek Funeral Home, 331 Lakeville St, Petaluma. Family and Friends are also invited to the Funeral Mass, Tuesday, May 16 at 10AM at the Chapel of St. Vincent’s School for Boys, 1 St. Vincent Drive, San Rafael. Committal Service with military honors will follow the mass at Mt Olivet Cemetery in San Rafael. The family invites friends and loved ones to a reception at the Elks Lodge in San Rafael from 12 to 4 PM, 1312 Mission Ave, San Rafael. The family prefers memorial contributions in his memory be made to St. Vincent’s School for Boys, 1 St. Vincent Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903.