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Enrique G. "Henry" Martinez, businessman

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Enrique G. "Henry" Martinez, former owner and operator of a New York City import-export firm, died Friday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. He was 90.

The son of Hilario Martinez, a boxer, and Manola Serra Martinez, an actress, Enrique Guillermo Martinez was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he graduated from a local school. In his youth, he played rugby.

Mr. Martinez studied architecture for a year in Buenos Aires. In 1958, he married Amanda Orezzoli and moved to New York City. In the 1960s, he established EGM International, an import-export firm.

In 1990, Mr. Martinez retired and moved to Catonsville. He was a world traveler and photographer who drew inspiration for many of his photographs from his travels, family members said.

He also liked to run and was a member for many years of the YMCA in Ellicott City.

Mr. Martinez was a communicant of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, 30 Melvin Ave., Catonsville, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

In addition to his wife of 56 years, Mr. Martinez is survived by a son, Alex Martinez of Corinth, Texas; three daughters, Connie Kline of Chaptico, Amanda Johnson of Owings Mills and Debbie Trafton of Wilmington, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com

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