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Jesus Martinez Otero

Died: 2/23/2011


Mr. Jesus Martinez Otero, known fondly as Jesse, age 83, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.

Jesse was born in Morovis, Puerto Rico, on June 2, 1927, son of the late Basilio Martinez and Mercedes Otero. A hard worker and excellent provider for his family, he was employed with the New Castle County Department of Parks and Recreation for 40 years until his retirement as a crew chief.

Jesse was a devout Catholic and a longtime member of St. Pauls parish in Wilmington. He enjoyed playing golf, dominoes, and pool, as well as gardening around his home and cheering for his favorite team, the Phillies. A devoted family man above all else, he delighted in spending time with his beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Carmen Vega Torres; children, Maria Clark (William) of North East, MD, Jose Martinez (Mickeyann) of Smyrna, DE, and Annie Hall (Perry) of Cambridge, MD; brother, Manuel Martinez of Morovis, PR; sisters, Juanita Martinez of Morovis, PR, and Asuncion Martinez of Bayamon, PR; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 am on Monday, February 28th, at St. Matthews R.C. Church, 901 E. Newport Pike, Woodcrest, Wilmington, DE, where visitation will begin at 9:30 am. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington, DE.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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