Ernesto J. Marticorena passed away on Thursday April 15, 2021 at home surrounded by his beloved family. Ernesto Jesus Marticorena was born in Havana, Cuba on March 14, 1941. He attended Marist Brothers High School in Havana, Cuba where he graduated Valedictorian of the Class of 1958.
He was a Mechanical Engineering student at Universidad de Villanueva in Havana, Cuba where he remained a student until April 17,1961. He emigrated to the United States on August 15, 1962. Ernesto received a Bachelor of Engineering degree and a Master of Mechanical Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ in 1968.
Ernesto was the City Engineering for the City of Elizabeth until his retirement in 2010. Prior to working as the City Engineer, Ernesto was Director of Mechanical Engineering for CF Braun/Santa Fe International in Murray Hill, NJ. During his association with CF Braun he directed the design, construction, management and start up of various chemical and petrochemical plants in Venezuela, Canada and the United States.
Ernesto was an active member of Junta Patriotica Cubana and Asociacion Pro-Cuba. In his free time he enjoyed watching his favorite sport teams, the New York Yankees, the Dallas Cowboys, and Real Madrid. Ernesto also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Ernesto is survived by his loving wife, Otilia Maria; his son Dr. Ernesto Marticorena and wife Vivian; daughter Dr. Otilia Marticorena and his beloved grandchildren Isabela and Ernie.
Visitation Sunday April 18,2021 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Gosselin Funeral Home 660 New Dover Road Edison. Funeral Services Monday April 19, 2021 8:00am at the funeral home followed by a 9:30am mass at St John Vianney Church Colonia. Entombment St Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia.
In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to St Barnabas NICU: Development Center of St. Barnabas Medical Center 95 Old Short Hills Rd West Orange, NJ 07053
Payable to: St Barnabas Medical Center
In memo, please state NICU “In Memory of Ernesto Marticorena.”
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