Celedonio Hernandez Sr. passed away Saturday June 9, at St. James Hospital. Mr. Hernandez was born in Jourdanton, Texas on March 3, 1926. He was a retired pipefitter for Vacudyne in Chicago Heights, Illinois and also worked for Calumet Steel and St. James Hospital. Celedonio is survived by 3 sons: Celedonio Hernandez Jr. (Fran McArtor); Juan (Stella) Hernandez and David (Vicki) Hernandez all of Beecher, Illinois; 3 daughters: Nancy (Jimmy) Reynolds of Steger, Illinois, Diane Zunica of Kankakee, Illinois and Rachel Hernandez (Joseph Poskin) of St. Anne, Illinois; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers: Blas Hernandez of Austin, Texas and Tiofilo Hernandez of Chicago Heights, Illinois; 2 half brothers and 3 half sisters. Also surviving is a sister-in-law Sandra (Hubert) Miller and 21 nephews and nieces. His wife Rachel, 1 son Jose, 3 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and a son in law Jack Zunica preceded him.
Visitation will be on Monday, June 11, 2012 from 2 until 9 p.m. and the funeral will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. both at the Hack Funeral Home in Beecher, Illinois. Burial will be at the St. Luke Cemetery in Beecher. Memorials To Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.