Jose Hernandez Sr.
Jose A. Hernandez Sr., 79, of Fostoria, passed away peacefully at 1:26 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay surrounded by his family.
Born Oct. 1, 1942, in Laredo, Texas, he was the son of Juan and Maria (De La Cruz) Hernandez. He married Clementina Guardiola on June 2, 1962. She preceded him in death on April 7, 1993. He later married Angelina G. (Gutierrez) Martinez and they were divorced.
Jose is survived by six children, Jose A. (Denise) Hernandez of Findlay, Merced (Sherri) Hernandez of Carey, Maria A. Hernandez of Indianapolis, Ind.; Juan (Kammi) Hernandez of Gouverneur, N.Y.; Elvira (Juan) Ortiz of Fostoria and Evaristo “Vady” Hernandez of Carey; 20 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Armando (Veronica) Hernandez of Laredo, Texas; and Oscar (Linda) Hernandez of Carey; three sisters, Lucinda Martinez, Rebecca Rafati and Imelda Hernandez all of Laredo, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Whitney Hernandez; two grandsons, Kevin Bengela and Robby Lewis; three brothers, Alfredo, Juan and Mario Hernandez; and a sister, Yolanda Flores.
Jose retired in 2004 from Seneca Wire and Manufacturing in Fostoria after 35 years of service.
Jose loved playing games of chance, whether it be a lottery ticket or hitting a casino. He was an avid sports fan.
At Jose’s request, there will be no visitation and a private graveside service will be held at a later date at Spring Grove Cemetery in Carey.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.StombaughBatton.com.