ForeverMissed
Margarita was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico to Monserrate Toledo and Juan Martinez.
She married Luis Molina (widowed) and emigrated to the United States in 1947. From New York she moved to South Jersey residing recently in Glendora, New Jersey.
Margarita is survived by her siblings William Martinez and Lydia Martinez; her children, Luis Molina, Jr. (Merlene); Rosa Molina; and Juan “Tony” Molina (Zenaida); grandchildren, Glorimar Erwin, Rene A Novoa, Michelle, Luis the III and Nathaniel Molina; great grandchildren, Glorylis and Edwin Aviles, Sofia Erwin and Evelyn G. Novoa and her beloved dog, protector and friend Paco.
During her life she worked as a seamstress in the Philadelphia region. She was a very hard worker, forging a better life for her children. In 1973 she moved back to her beloved island, returning in the '90s as all her children also resided stateside.
In 1963 she became a devout Jehovah’s Witness and remained faithful until her end. She now lays asleep awaiting the day to be called. John 5:25.
She was a loving, giving mother, always wanting the best for her children and their offspring. She was always jovial and happy, had the most wonderful disposition always. Her interest were music, reading, gardening and cooking.
She will be truly missed not only by her family but her many friends.
Due to the current pandemic, family will have a private memorial service.
**Vea la pestaña "LIFE" arriba para el obituario en español
Fertig Funeral Home
Posted by Tim Knopp on July 9, 2020
Lou,

We are truly sorry for your loss. It sounds like your mom was a great Sister we look forward to meeting her soon. Our hearts can imagine your pain, so happy for the hope. Be safe on your return back to FL.

Love

Julia and Tim
Posted by Keisa Samuels on July 9, 2020
Dearest Uncle Lou, Aunt Merlene and all of the Molina family, We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your Mom. We can only imagine the sorrow and grief during this time, as nothing compares to the loss of someone so special and deeply loved. We pray Jehovah's extended arm of comfort encircle you and family at this difficult time. And may His peace pursue you as we confidently look forward to the time of unsurpassed joy as we welcome Mom back into a paradise earth. We love you,
 Liam, Zoya, Keisa and Atoi Samuels.
Posted by Nesha Ellis on July 9, 2020
Uncle Lou , auntie Merlene and the entire Molina family , we offer our sincere condolences during this time. Mom will forever live in your hearts and may you find comfort in Jehovah. We are here for you.
Love Margaret and Family
Posted by Hopal Harris on July 9, 2020
My dearest uncle, it is at sad times such as these that we truly appreciate our Father's power over death. Its also at these times that we feel him as our God of comfort. 

The bond you both shared was an incredible one and it's my hope as it is with my parents, to see her when she wakes up and learn what it was that made her so exceptional!!!

Jehovah's blessings and my love!
Posted by Wilma Keller on July 8, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Not easy to lose a Mom. But knowing she is in Jehovah's memory softens the hurt. We all look forward to seeing our loved ones again ❤️.
Posted by June Gittens on July 8, 2020
Dear Lou (Pappy), Merlene and all of the Molina Family members and friends.
My heart goes out to you as you grieve the lost of your dear mother, gramma.
How we look forward to the time when we will never have to deal with the loss of our dear ones.(Revelation 21:3,4)
Please accept my sympathy as well. Love you.
Posted by Regina Sharpe on July 8, 2020
Its with heartfelt sorrow and deep respect that I express my sincere condolences to the Molina's family and friends.
May you seek comfort and warm love from our heavenly Father, Jehovah. 2Corithians 1: 3
Posted by James Martinez on July 8, 2020
Tia thank you for been a great part of my childhood and the memories that you created for our family. You will be missed.
Rest in Peace
Posted by Edwin Oquendo on July 8, 2020
De parte de Edwin y Samary Oquendo deseamos de todo corazón expresarles nuestras condolencias en la pérdida de su querida madre abuela y hermana espiritual. Esperamos que ya pronto no tengamos que pasar por momentos como esto cuando de una vez para siempre de acuerdo a Apocalipsis 21:3-4 la muerte desaparecerá. Que la bendición de Jehová y su consuelo esté sobre todos ustedes los amamos mucho.

Edwin, Samary, Baby Eddie y Nena
Posted by Yvette Thomas on July 8, 2020
Dear Brother Molina
So sorry for your loss. We are always here for you and if you ever need us please do not hesitate to call. We know this is a difficult time and just know that soon this will be soon a distant memory for all of us and we can share in the real life.
Sending you and your family all our love.
The Thomas Family (Russ, Yvette and Jeremie)
Posted by Shamira Robinson on July 8, 2020
I will truly miss sister Martinez. I really enjoyed her comments at the meetings. I cannot wait to see her again in Paradise. (Rev. 21:3,4)
My deepest condolences and prayers to the family.
Posted by Ivellisse Sierra-Martinez... on July 8, 2020
I'm Ivellisse your niece and the voice of your sister Lydia.

I remember she telling me stories about you two growing up in Arecibo.
She told how beautiful you always were even to this day.
Thanks to her I got to know you a little bit
better. Thanks to her I learned about the beauty in you.
It was a real pleasure the short time we spent together when you were living in P.R and talking to you while living in the States.
You see ,my mom has Alzheimer but that terrible disease was not capable to erase your face, memories , name or the love she has for you.

This tribute was written in present tense because you are still alive in our hearts.

Until we meet again, you will be missed.

With love; Lydia & Ivellisse

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Posted by Tim Knopp on July 9, 2020
Lou,

We are truly sorry for your loss. It sounds like your mom was a great Sister we look forward to meeting her soon. Our hearts can imagine your pain, so happy for the hope. Be safe on your return back to FL.

Love

Julia and Tim
Posted by Keisa Samuels on July 9, 2020
Dearest Uncle Lou, Aunt Merlene and all of the Molina family, We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your Mom. We can only imagine the sorrow and grief during this time, as nothing compares to the loss of someone so special and deeply loved. We pray Jehovah's extended arm of comfort encircle you and family at this difficult time. And may His peace pursue you as we confidently look forward to the time of unsurpassed joy as we welcome Mom back into a paradise earth. We love you,
 Liam, Zoya, Keisa and Atoi Samuels.
Posted by Nesha Ellis on July 9, 2020
Uncle Lou , auntie Merlene and the entire Molina family , we offer our sincere condolences during this time. Mom will forever live in your hearts and may you find comfort in Jehovah. We are here for you.
Love Margaret and Family
her Life
Margarita Martinez, nacio en Arecibo, Puerto Rico de padres Monserrate Toledo y Juan Martinez.

Se caso con Luis Molina y emigre a Estados Unidos en el 1947.  Recientemente vivia en Glendora, Nuevo Jersey con su hija.

La sobreviven sus hermanos, William Martinez y Lydia Martinez, sus hijos, Luis Molina, Jr. (Merlene), Rosa Molina y Juan “Tony” Molina (Zenaida); sus nietos, Glorimar Erwin, Rene A Novoa, Michelle, Luis III y Nathaniel Molina; sus bisnietos, Glorilys y Edwin Aviles, Sofia Erwin y Evelyn G Novoa, ademas de su querido mascota, amigo y protector Paco. 

Por muchos años trabajo de costurera en el area de Filadelfia. Era muy trabajadora forjando una vida mejor para sus hijos. En el 1973 regresó a su querida isla hasta los años 90 que regresó a Estados Unidos para estar con sus hijos. 

En el 1963 se bautizó como Testigo de Jehova y permaneció fiel hasta su muerte.  Ahora descansa hasta que sea llamada en la resurrección. Juan 5:25. 

Era cariñosa y buena madre, siempre queriendo lo mejor para sus hijos y retoños. Siempre andaba feliz y contenta con una buena disposición.  Le gustaba la música, lectura, el jardín y cocinar.

Será sumamente extrañada por su familia y muchas amistades.

Debido a la pandemia, el servicio funebre será privado. 


Recent stories
Shared by Merlene Molina on July 8, 2020
I remember the first time I met Mom, my future mother-in-law. She prepared a meal for Luis and me. As we ate at the table, I could feel her stare. I looked up at her with a smile and asked her what’s wrong. In a straightforward Margarita style response she said “ you are too young for my son”. I had to tell her my age and that I deeply loved Lou and would take care of him. Then she hugged me with a smile. I knew then I was accepted as her future daughter-in-law. It was an absolute pleasure being a part of your life. Your kindness to me will be treasured 
As I said to you on Sunday, “see you soon”. With all my love to the Molina family.
Revelation 21:3-5.

With love to Luis, Merlene & family

Shared by L D on July 8, 2020
Dear brother & sister Luis Molina and family,  so deeply sorry for your loss of your mother.  Soon she wakes up in a paradise.  What a long history of faithfully serving Jehovah.  Jehovah will never forget the love and work she showed for his name.  Jehovah will soon wipe all our tears away.  In the meantime, we faithfully endure till the earthly resurrection. 

Love sister Leeann Dorsey