Elsie M. Martinez, 82, of Reading, passed away on May 18, 2023, in Reading Hospital.

Born in Humacao, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Luis Rivera and Petra (Roman) Rivera.

Elsi was of the Catholic faith. She is survived by three sisters: Sara Soto, Carmen Rivera and Luz Velasquez.

There are also two brothers, Adalberto Rivera and Jose Rivera. She was pre-deceased by siblings: Juan R. Rivera, Ismael B. Rivera, Maria Serrano and Olga Rivera. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 10:00 AM in Gallman-Sonoski Funeral Home, Inc., 910 Chestnut St., Reading, PA 19602. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery. Friends may pay their condolences on Tuesday from 6:00 PM to 7:30:00 PM and Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be mad at

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