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Misael “Shorty” Martinez, 58

June 07, 2024

Misael “Shorty” Martinez, 58, of Lancaster, was welcomed into the open arms of Jesus, on Friday, June 7, 2024, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico he was the beloved son of Antonio Martinez Nieves and Adelaida Rivera Torres and was later adopted by Violet Roman and the late Nelson Roman. Misael was the loving significant other of Dominga Marquez.

Renowned as a jack of all trades, Misael was always engaged in home projects or extending his skilled services to anyone in need. He consistently saw the best in everyone, never passing judgment, and was always ready to help a stranger in need, even if it meant giving them the shirt off his back. His deep passion for cars led him to become a skilled self-taught mechanic, earning him the affectionate nickname “Shorty the Mechanic” within the community. A man of strong faith, Misael enjoyed listening to Contemporary Christian music, Salsa, and Freestyle. He had a unique sense of humor and loved watching comedy shows, particularly those featuring Wayne Brady, Charlie Sheen, and Richard Pryor. In his leisure time, he enjoyed playing handball and basketball with neighborhood friends.

Surviving are four children, Jennifer Martinez, Melissa Martinez wife of Jermahl Ranson, Misael Martinez, Mia Martinez, a stepdaughter, Nyasia Roman, eleven grandchildren, four sisters, three adopted sisters, six brothers, and an adopted brother. Preceding him in death is a granddaughter.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Misael’s Funeral Service at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 414 East King Street, Lancaster, on Friday, June 14, 2024, at 2:00 PM. There will be a time of viewing and visitation with the family on Thursday evening from 5:00-7:00 PM and again on Friday afternoon from 1:00 PM until the time of service. Interment will be in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster. Those desiring can send contributions in Misael’s memory to, https://bethanna.org/about/.

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Condolences to the Family

June 12, 2024

I will love you forever tio! Thank you for all that you taught me. Thank you for being the best uncle anyone can ever ask for! Thank you for all the good times by your side. We will meet again and until then rest in paradise with welo and wela and the rest of the family that has left us too soon. Don’t party too much without me like you would tell me save some fun for me!! My husband says he will miss having the crazy talks he had with you and the mechanic lessons you would give him. My little family and I will forever have you in our hearts! I love you forever and more!! Rest in paradise Tio shorty! love always Lilly, my 3 babies and my husband!!  
Lilly

June 12, 2024

Since I started hanging on Dauphin and Palm at with ur brothers and sisters I became ur little sister too and that’s how I have always considered u to be to me my Big Brother.. God I’m going to miss u Shorty. I love u so much because u always helped me when I neeed it and always looked out for me no matter what.. SIP Big Bro!!.. I’ll never forget u!!!
Natasha Lopez

June 11, 2024

Rest in peace my friend! You will be missed 
Danny Ortiz

June 11, 2024

Misael May you Rest in please I will miss you my brother Thank you for be my student invite Thank you for Being so kind to people
Ivan Acosta Velez

June 11, 2024

For all of Shorty’s Family and friends Our deepest condolences.So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for peace and comfort.
May he fly high.
Sending big hugs
 
Kelly Wilson & Brian

June 11, 2024

rip sir 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
Mahmud Samad

June 11, 2024

From The Montosa Family our most sincere and respectful condolences to the family and to my dear friend Melissa Martinez daughter of the deceased.
Maria & Giovanny Montosa

June 11, 2024

Thoughts & prayers are with his family and friends.
Milta

June 11, 2024

You are forever in HIS loving embrace to watch over us all.  I send my condolences to the family along with my prayers of healing and strength.
Isaac

June 11, 2024

Sending my condolences to Shorty’s family. I must say Lancaster with miss Shorty. I never met anyone that was glad to help anyone he just needed the date, time & location. I’m not a woman of many words but my eyes are wet.  Shorty rest easy. 
Angela Thomas

June 10, 2024

Hellos family and friends of my uncle that are here today I wanted to say a few words  about my uncle every few years when I he would visit family in Milwaukee and I would see him I was so glad to see him he was a person that you couldn’t talk to him about anything and he wouldn’t judge you he always listened and gave me advice he was happy person ,humble, sweet guy  he will be missed but never forgotten god bless him where he is United with his parents now rest in peace tio  from Bedzayda Martinez 

June 10, 2024

I had the pleasure of being Introduced to Misael martinez back in 1981 when i Reunited  With the love of my life, Nelson A Roman.who had misael already living with him as a Adopted son , me and misael got along right away he was always so respectful to me and love to go where ever i did inyrs to come I feel so much love for him he now became a son to me and little to my surprise my Protector, he would not let anyone say or do anything that would hurt me ! When I got back together with Nelson i already had a daughter of my own misael just jump in and became big brother it made me so proud for now i had 2 children then in 1982 I got pregnant with my first child to Nelson , miseal then became my little Docter laying his head on my stomach trying to listen for the babys heart beat so i got some stephoscop so now he could hear the babies heart beat he was so excited for there on it was a Daily Routine when my baby girl was born Isabel I now had 3 children misael was always very helpful to me after that i had 2 more children misael A Roman who was named after his big brother and the Anthony for his father then 1 more santana Roman which he really adored now i had a family of 5 chilren bye the time i was 21years old I was a proud mother so in love with all my children and them with each other I was totally blessed all the remaining years misael Continued to live and grow older my Heart broke the day he move out for now he had became a man and had his own child on the way but there was not a day that he was not at my house always coming to eat misael loved to eat it was one of his most famous trades 😆 in my Heart I will miss him more than words could ever say im just so Greatful God left me be a part of his life for 46 years bhe brong so many new people in my life that i loved all so very much he was a funny guy like to make jokes he loved lustening to his favorite song singer Jerry Rivera so mylove my Heart goes with you RIP MISAEL And Hope to see you again tell your father Nelson that I miss him so much mucho,mucho,mucho, LOVE YOU( AKA) Shorty! 
Violet Hartley Roman

June 10, 2024

Sending sincere condolences to the family of Misael Martinez. he is remembered by the Carter family sending blessings and comfort at this time.🙏♥️
Albert and Febe Carter

Visitation
Thursday, June 13, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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414 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
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Friday, June 14, 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Lancaster, PA 17602
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2:00 PM
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