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Oldsmar, Florida 34677

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Luis Arsenio Martinez

February 11, 2018

                                                             Reflection of the life of Luis A. Martinez

Luis A Martinez, “Senin” son of the late  Arturo Roman Martinez  and  Alfrederina Medina,  was born on 7/10/23 , in  Isabella , Puerto Rico, and lived there with his nine brothers and three sisters  .Luis  completed his  second grade education then began working at a very young age.  In 1941 He set out for new beginnings and came to Bronx, New York to begin a new life where he lived with His Uncle, As He continued along his journey, as he says, He would tell the story. In 1947 he was walking down the street one day and saw this beautiful young lady sitting in a window and He had to know her.

              He was united in Holy Matrimony   on  Oct 31, 1948 to  Julia Lozada Martinez ,who  The union was blessed with  three daughters; , Migdalia Martinez, Nereida Klutman , and Luisa Vega. They were in union for 66 years  of marriage  until Julia Martinez went home to be with the Lord on June 2,2015 .

            Luis Martinez, was employed  in many Restaurants  and Hospitals  He worked at Latin Quarters and also the Museum of Modern Arts (MOMA)    He was  a hard working man  until  He became disabled due to a hip injury.  Although limited in ability to work, he always provided for his family and His extended family and friends, He always managed to find a way   and started his own piragua stand and still would just give it to all the kids and everyone on the block.  He, as well as his wife, opened the doors of  their home to family as they came from Puerto Rico to start their own journey , or others  while they pursued their higher education and even friends in need.  With very little he gave so much.

The family first resided  on Fox street, then  remained on Webster Ave  in the Bronx after residing in New York  for a little over 50 years  Him and his wife relocated  to Florida , with  extended trips in between to live with his daughter in Las Vegas , Nevada  and  also in the Bronx, New York.  His last two years of his life he resided at West Bay of Oldsmar , where in his years of wisdom , would still bring joy so many and uplift spirits with his singing  and jokes and stories of his life . He managed to continue to give life to others, when He himself was weak and sometimes uncomfortable.  His legacy will live on Forever and remain in the lives of all who knew him and were touched by his loving spirit.  He quietly depart this life on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Florida Hospital of North Pinellas in Tarpon Springs, Florida

His Beautiful life  will forever be cherished  in the lives of his children  Migdalia Martinez , Nereida , Klutman, and Luisa Vega ; Son in Laws Richard Klutman and Juan A Vega ; nine  grandchildren ;  three great grandchildren ; Sisters’  ; Rosalina, Alicia  and Maria ,  as well as  a host  of devoted  nieces , nephews , cousins , extended family and  friends .

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