Orlando ""Marty"" Martes

Martes, Orlando "Marty" age 68 of Clifton at rest at home on February 11, 2018. Beloved husband of forty five years of the former Margarita Jimenez of Clifton. Loving Father of Orlando L. Martes of Clifton, Marindia Medrano and her husband Mike of Garwood, Lorenzo A. Martes and his wife Jacqueline of Verona and Joel D. Ramirez of Paterson. Dear grandfather of Orlando Martes III, Gabriela Martes – Uribe, Laila M. Martes, Londynn R. Martes and Joshua Medrano. Brother of Ada Marti of CO., Wilfredo Martes of FL. and the late Nelson Martes (2002). Father in Law of Denise St. Germain of Rhode Island. Also surviving are many loving nieces and nephews and his beloved pet dog, Coco. Born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, he came to the mainland in 1949 settling in New York, N.Y., then moved to Passaic before moving to Clifton twenty six years ago. He was employed by the U.S. Post Office, Wayne for many years before retiring in 1995. Mr. Martes was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Elsie Hope Group at the East Orange VA Hospital. He was also a parishioner of St. Paul's R.C. Church, Clifton. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Festa Memorial Funeral Home, 111 Union Blvd., Totowa on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at 9:45 AM. Funeral Mass to follow at St. Paul's R.C. Church, Clifton at 10:30 AM. Interment to follow at Brigadiere General Wiliam C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown. Friends may visit Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, N.J. Division Inc., Bergen County Unit, 20 Mercer Street, Hackensack, N.J. I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an AFTERGLOW of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun; of happy memories that I leave when life is done. Today, Tomorrow and Always.