Obituary of Ronald P. Martinez
Ronald Martinez, 70, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick.
A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Ronald immigrated to Brooklyn, NY in 1978 at the age of 27. He resided in Plainfield and South Plainfield before relocating to Edison.
A hardworking man, Ronald was a self-employed Truck Driver living up to his mottos, “hustle, hustle” and “Doh Dig Noting”.
In his down time, Ronald enjoyed singing and dancing as well as playing his native Trinidadian parang. He particularly enjoyed the Cuatro and the Maracas also known as chac-chac. Mr. Martinez also played the steel pan and base for the band the Nutones.
He will be remembered as a dedicated and wonderful husband to Anna; father to his daughters and sons and will also be forever missed by his grandchildren.
In addition, Ronald had a unique way of putting a smile on everyone’s faces and loved to tell jokes and managed to keep the party going.
He is predeceased by parents, Joyce and Victor Martinez and brother, Errol Martinez.
Surviving are his wife, Anna Martinez; five children, Leianna Mohammed, Khadine Hosein and husband Shah, Vanessa Charles, Shane and wife Katherine and Mickey and wife Len-Len; 26 grandchidren, Xavier, Sabriyah, Jamiliah, Deen, Isa, Jereme, Renessia, Lakiah, Trisann, Reynaldo, Afiyah, Jahmiah, Alicia, Xzander, Kayla, Jaisuan, Miya, Mariah, Power, Kameron, Josiah, Shianne and her husband Luis, Shanaya, Shailynn, Shayden and Shelden and six great grandchildren, Jervante, Keressis, Maleah, Jayden, Akiah and Alana.
He will also be missed by his sister, Barbara and her husband Barry, Genevieve and Ingrid as well numerous extend relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Gathering to share and reflect on Ronald’s life on Sunday, April 10, 2022 from 1-4PM in the McCriskin – Gustafson Home for Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Ave. South Plainfield, NJ 07080.