OCEAN CITY — Humberto Jose Martinez, age 61, departed this world peacefully on March 1, 2012 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury with his stepdaughter and niece by his side.
Born March 8, 1950 in San Pedro Ve Las Colonias Coahuila, Mexico, he was the son of Esperanza Hernandez Salinas and the late Francisco Martinez Puente. He traveled to the United States in the early 1970’s and proudly became a U.S. Citizen on August 13, 1996. He worked for William E. Esham, Sr. and the Admiral Hotel-Motel for over 40 years.
On December 30, 1988 he married the love of his life, Shirley Amelia Martinez, who preceded him in death on July 11, 2009. Also preceding him in death is his sister, Alicia Martinez, and his stepson, Douglas Williams.
He is survived by his daughter, Martha, Leticia Martinez, his stepdaughter and her husband, Donna and Freddy Scott; a stepson, Eddie Williams; siblings, Socorro Martinez, Mayella Martinez, Gillermo Martinez, San Juana Martinez, Felipa Netty Martinez, Rosaisela Martinez, Arthuro Martinez, Jose Franciso Martinez, Alejandro Martinez and Gerardo Martinez; several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Monday, March 5, 2012 at 11:00 where friends may call 1 hour prior. Interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Berlin. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Coastal Hospice P.O. Box 1733 Salisbury, MD 21804. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.