Club social media responds to Retiree celebrating his 90th birthday.

Happy Birthday, Red!

When Maurice “Red” Martinez, Retired Commissioner, Public Works, turned 90 Dec. 7, he had to celebrate safely at home in isolation. He was bummed it would be during the pandemic and he wouldn’t be able to celebrate.

We posted the notice on Club social media channels, and City Employees responded with posts and phone calls all evening. Red’s big birthday turned out to be memorable indeed.

“Some of his old junior workers called him within the last hour,” reported Jessica Ortega, Red’s daughter. “He is so excited to be remembered during the pandemic. Thank you.”

You’re welcome, Red and Jessica.

Readers are welcome to send Red a happy birthday message by emailing us (we’ll forward) at: