Jose M. Hernandez, 102 years, of Houston, TX, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 at his home in Clear Lake City, surrounded by family.
Mr. Hernandez was born in Morelia, Mexico on March 8, 1917, and proudly served in the US Army, deployed to Europe during World War II. As a Bazooka operator, Mr. Hernandez was one of the many brave men that invaded Omaha Beach on D-Day, leading the way for victory in Europe.
After returning to the United States, Mr. Hernandez began his lifelong career as a Merchant Marine, retiring in 1989.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa Hernandez; daughters, Minerva Gomez and Rachel Salinas; 6 grandchildren; Diane Carreiro, Yvonne Jarkesy, Maria Elena Salinas, Carolina Salinas, Guillermo Salinas, Benito Salinas, and several great-grandchildren, including Michael, Joseph, George, Maximus and Olivia.
Visitation and a Rosary will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City, TX. Mass followed by a luncheon will be held Friday, March 22, 2019 at 10:30 AM. This will be held at St. Clare of Assisi Church in Houston, TX. Burial services will begin at 11:00 AM, on Saturday, March 23, 2019, and will be held at the Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson, TX.
Pallbearers for the service are Joseph Hall, Anthony Carreiro, George Jarkesy, George Jarkesy III, Maximus Jarkesy and Richard Martinez.
My grandfather had a beautiful,loving and happy soul. Have great memories about him. He really loved for us to take him to McDonald’s and it was a pleasure doing so. He would tell us it was his favorite place. May his soul Rest In Peace.
Carolina SalinasMcallen, TX
Mr. Hernandez... It was an honor and a privilege to know you. I will miss you "supervising" me as your granddaughter and I made repairs around your home. I will always remember how proud you were to tell people that you were 100 years old, as we celebrated that landmark birthday. I pray now that you will forever rest in peace. God bless you, sir, and thank you for your service.
Anthony CarreiroHouston, TX
Hi Grandpa ♥️ I’m not real sure I’ll ever get used to not seeing your smiling face when I walk in the house. I’ll miss your helping hands as we worked on the house together. I’ll miss how excited you were to see finished projects and how you would ask if it was really your house. I’ll miss our arguments when you misplaced something. I’ll miss how you always helped me with anything I needed, carrying the groceries in the house, laughing about the same stories you told over and over as I pretended to hear it for the first time. I’ll miss how excited you were when I brought pizza or McDonalds. I’ll miss everything about you.
I will treasure our memories from the last week of your life forever. Your last week on earth has changed who I am. All for the better ♥️ I love you beyond words. I promise to take care of grandma just as I did you. I hope you’re finally having that Scotch and resting.
Love you always and forever. ♥️
Diane CarreiroHouston, TX
Always had a smile and a kind word....especially if you brought him icecream. My wife and I loved him like he was part of our family, we will miss him greatly...until we see you again.
Jeffrey & Ashley EtieMemphis, TN
Thank you for everything you did for me. You were a wonderful man.
Lionel Thomas HallKINGWOOD, TX
Nuestra más profunda simpatía hacia usted y su familia por su gran pérdida de un excelente esposo, padre y abuelo. Dios le bendiga poderosamente con su protección. Su vecinos de 1119 Juniper Canyon Lane.
David y Rosemary MoralesHouston, TX