Celedonio Hernandez Sr

Born: Wed., Mar. 3, 1926
Died: Sat., Jun. 9, 2012


Visitation

2:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 11, 2012
Location: Hack Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jun. 12, 2012
Location: Hack Funeral Home


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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.

Charitable donations may be made in Celedonio's memory to the following organization:

Alzheimer's Association
http://www.alzmass.org
311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472
Tel: 617 868 6718

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Wendy Christofanelli
   Posted Mon June 11, 2012
Juan and Family,
You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad. I'm sure he will be missed, but I know you have many happy memories to get you through .
Take care.
Love,
Wendy Christofanelli
Village of South Chicago Heights

Cindy Gallery
   Posted Mon June 11, 2012
Dear Juan and Family,

I was so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. You have my deepest sympathy.

I'd like to share with you something that has helped me in times like this.

Life is but a hallway and death the door.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Cindy Gallery


Anita & Santiago Cavazos
   Posted Mon June 11, 2012
Our deepest heartfelt condolences on the loss of Celedonio. He was our father's close cousin before my father passed. We got to see him on occasion at events in Chicago Heights and he joined us at our mother's passing a few years ago. It is always hard to lose a loved one; but there has to be some comfort knowing that he has gone home to rest. We have his family in our prayers.

Alicia Zapata Espinoza & Diego Espinoza
   Posted Mon June 11, 2012
Yesterday's influence, today's memories, tomorrow's reunion - Holding you close in thought and prayers as you walk through this time. We recall sharing a beautiful fellowship with El Sr. Celedonio during my Mom's funeral (Teresa Zapata). What a beautiful and caring person he was.

Dear family, we trust that God will hold your family close and see through you all through this because you're all precious to Him. With hope and prayers, God cares right to the last detail. Sus primos en North Richland Hills, TX........

Claudia Boothe
   Posted Thu June 14, 2012
Dear Juan and family, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. May you take comfort in many wonderful memories you shared with him. You will all be in my thoughts in the days ahead.

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