May 3, 2011
Robert "Touché" Carballho Martinez, 56, of Phoenix passed away at his home on May 3, 2011. He was born June 30, 1954, in Phoenix, Arizona and raised by his paternal grandmother Manuela Martinez. Robert worked in carpentry as a cabinet maker, and was an avid sports fan. He was very passionate about sports and enjoyed anything to do with physical fitness, especially running. Robert enjoyed music and listening to his old school radio with headphones on while sitting outside enjoying a cold beer. He also enjoyed a quiet afternoon ride with his fiancée, Cynthia, no matter where she chose to go.
Robert definitely liked any type of food, especially shrimp cocktail. He was very humbled by his shortcomings in life and was extremely proud of his life choices in his later years that made him a better man. He loved to educate his family and others on following the right path and in making the right decisions.
Robert is preceded in death by his loving grandmother, Manuela; his father, Robert; and his brother, Nahale. He is survived by his beloved fiancée, Cynthia; his sisters, Binky, Diana, Teddy, Gina, Bernie, Pele, Peanuts, and Tou-ching; and his brothers, Fred, Don, and Cookie.
Visitations will be Saturday, May 14, from 3:00pm-6:00pm at Avenidas Funeral Chapel in Avondale. Service will be held at 4:30pm the same day, also at Avenidas Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Erin Daily officiating.
Cynthia shared that the last few weeks of Robert’s life were so amazing, and he acted as if a high school boy in love all over again. Robert touched many people and it is good to know that in those last days he truly found peace and happiness.
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