Mr. Hernandez was born July 4, 1946, and died of cancer Nov. 28 at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital.
A parishioner of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He worked in construction and renovation for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Hernandez of Tracy; three children, Gabriella Biedinger, and her husband, Justin, of Oakdale, Dena Jordan Spikol of Mississippi and Monte Hernandez, and his wife, Susie, of Tracy; and four siblings, Esther Todd, and her husband, Bill, of Stockton, Jesse Rivas, and his wife, Loretta, of Stockton, Michael Rivas of Manteca and Grace Rivas of Stockton.
Also surviving are his in-laws, Albert and Gilda Emhoff of Tracy; a brother-in-law, Robert Emhoff of LaVerne; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
His parents, Maria and Filiberto Hernandez, preceded him in death.
The Dec. 14 Mass will begin at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard’s, 163 W. Eaton Ave. Inurnment will follow in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Park View Cemetery & Funeral Home, 3661 E. French Camp Road, in Manteca, is handling arrangements.
Contributions in Mr. Hernandez’s name may be sent to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, 1420 N. Tracy Blvd., Tracy, CA 95376.