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Joseph Martin

October 26, 1966 — August 1, 2023

Joseph Martin, also known as the The Rock Man, passed away unexpectedly on August 1, 2023 at the age of 56 at his home.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 25 years, Claudia Trujillo, his children; Joseph (Regina), Vanessa (Frank), Wilfredo (Daisy), and Alexia (Allison). Siblings; Ginny (Roger), Jason (Christine), Justin (Amy), Donald, Janice (Kenny), Roy, James, Randy (Dana), and Lisa. 24 nieces and nephews, and finally his 12 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Margarita and Michael Martin, and his 5 brothers; Charles, Bill, Dale, Danny, and Richard.

Joseph was born on October 26, 1966 in Cebu City, Philippines. At a young age he travelled to many countries with his military family. He finally resided in Arizona at the age of 17 years old. Starting his family at the age of 21 and growing his family over the next 10 years. At 20 years old Joseph found his passion for rock and stone and over the next 36 years his talent grew to be his business, Artisan Rock & Stone.

Whenever he wasn’t working he enjoyed spending time with his family but especially enjoyed being able to escape on his Indian motorcycle with Claudia for day trips.

Recently, Joseph discovered he had a biological family he’d never met in Mississippi and was able to spend time with them before his passing. He had finally found his people, people who were just like him!

Joseph was also well known in the surrounding communities for always lending a hand to those in need, especially with helping to rebuild Yarnell after the fire. He will be greatly missed and remembered for his bright smile and sense of humor.

A celebration of life is scheduled for October 28, 2023 at the Coffinger Park Recreation Center at 1pm. All are welcome to attend to share the stories and memories they have of him with his family. In lieu of flowers, a GoFundMe has been setup to help cover unexpected expenses. Link:
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