Delano “Dee” Martinez, 77, of Anthem, AZ was called home on December 14th, 2012. He was born in Flagstaff, AZ on May 23rd, 1935. Delano is survived by his wife Sandra of 50 years, daughter, Holly (Chuck), son, Brandon (Julie), grandchildren, Torri, Jordan, Delano and Jacob, two sisters and two brothers. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a Journeyman Plumber for 35 years. He will be long remembered as a devoted husband, father and grandfather and loyal friend to many. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. Rose Catholic Church, 2825 W. Rose Canyon Circle, Anthem, AZ 85086. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Bldg. 2 Phoenix, AZ 85014.