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Carlos Moreno-Martin
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Carlos Moreno-Martin, PhD., 86, passed away at his home in Spring Lake Heights, NJ, on Monday, December 11, 2017 with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Madrid, Spain and came to the United States in 1954. Carlos owned Newark Travel Log, Newark, for 35 years, he was the founder of Fornos Restaurant, Newark, which he owned from 1969-1984, owned Castilla Restaurant in West Orange from 1984 – 1990, was a registered tax practioner, a member of Clube Espana, Sociedade Hispanica and of ASTA for many years. Carlos taught Foreign Languages at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft as well as Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.

Loving father of Carlos Moreno and his wife Jodie, Anthony Moreno and his wife Michelle, Joseph Moreno and Laura Moreno; also survived by 7 grandchildren and many dear relatives and friends.

Relatives and friends are welcome to visit the Buyus Funeral Home, 426 Lafayette St. at Wilson Ave., Newark on Friday, December 15th from 5 - 8 pm. Interment Spain.


“Carlos Moreno-Martin was the only child of Carlos Moreno-Lopez and Araceli Martin De Cea, born in the most “castiza” neighborhood of Madrid, suffered at age 5 the loss of his father, assassinated by the communist on the onset of the Spanish Civil War. With his mother endured during the war naval and air bombardments in Valencia, Barcelona and Portbou. Admitted as refugees in France, his mother could not obtain a passport or visa to travel to a neutral other that France or the French controlled African nations, so her decision was to return to Spain, this time entering the Franco’s controlled region of the vasque country.

His mother was granted by Franco the status of a war widow which entitled him a good education in the school of her choice. The school (Our Lady of the Good Counsel) was one of the best boarding schools in Madrid at the time, runned by Agustinians friars. He finished his baccalaureate with honors in the “Revalida” or “Examen de Estado” about 2 years ahead of the majority.

At the end of World War 2 the economical situation of Spain was terrible and they again decided to travel this time to Mexico where his mother had a sister. The Mexican residency proved to be far from expectations, having to accept jobs for which was unsuited or overqualified. His mother first returned to Spain, where she requested and obtained an administrative position in Barcelona which with she started to solve the economical situation.

To return to Spain, this time to Barcelona, he considered easier to travel to New York, where there were direct sailings instead of traveling from Veracruz to La Coruna. He requested a visa at the US Embassy in Mexico City which was granted with multiple entries.

He had the address and references of some friends of a soccer teammate, Regino Diaz (who later became the Director of the Mexican Newspaper “Excelsior”) in Newark, NJ, and since the sailings to Barcelona were frequent, he decided to stay for a while. The difference in the value of work in comparison to Mexico or Spain were abysmal, but he embarked to Barcelona in the “Roma” of the Lauro Lines. Once in Barcelona, he tried to continue his studies but there was the requirement of the Catalonian language courses, and felt totally isolated.

This time, his mother was the one who suggested that he went back to the USA to try to find a better life. It worked, he was able to change his visa from that of a visitor with multiple entries to that of industrial trainee, which allowed him to work in the travel industry.

The rest: some of you remember him, other have heard of him, he made quite a few mistakes and accomplished goals that some can only dream about.”


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Visitation

Friday

15

Dec

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Buyus Funeral Home

426 Lafayette Street
Newark, NJ 07105

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Cemetery of Almudena

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(Zona Antigua), Madrid 0

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