Joseph L. Martinez


Joseph L. Martinez, 82, of Closter, formerly of West New York, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Martin). Devoted father of Linda Martinez of Norwood, Cheryl Lauto and husband Michael of Northvale, Joseph Martinez, Jr. and wife Lisa of Clifton and Stephen Martinez and wife Tracy of Harrington Park. Adored grandfather of Eric, Christi, Joshua, Kori, Stephen, Michelle, Christopher, Andrew, Samantha, Tyler and Kevin and great-grandfather of Luca and Giorgio. Dearest brother of Gregoria Rivera and Louise Melendez.

Joseph was a real estate broker and an immigration specialist for many years. While in West New York, he was very active in local politics. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 11 AM at St. Mary’s RC Church, Closter. Visiting hours are Friday 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association,


  1. John Hefferon :

    My thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences for you at this difficult time.

  2. Sincerest Condolences on the passing of Joe Sr. Always a smile on his face!

  3. Condonlences on the passing of Joseph L. Martinez Sr. Continued prayers for all of the family. May you find strength in his memories. May the loving arms of God comfort you during this time. Love for family is most important as I send my love to all of you. In my thoughts and prayers, Susie

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