WARREN - Alexander Hernandez, 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 9, 2014, with family in the comfort of Humility of Mary Hospice House after a long illness.
He was born April 12, 1923, in Gregory, Texas, the son of Manuel and Genevieve Rios Hernandez.
He attended Bolindale Elementary and graduated in 1942 from Howland High School, where he lettered in both baseball and basketball.
On June 23, 1950, he married Mary Catherine Zito, and was employed by Ohio Edison until his retirement in 1987. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, Notre Dame and J.F.K. football.
Throughout his life, he selflessly helped family. He found much joy in working with his hands and heart while gardening, landscaping, woodworking and a side business painting houses. He was a devoted member of St. James Catholic Church.
A proud family man, he was greatly loved and will be deeply missed by his family.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Diana (Rick) Muccio, Donna (Cliff) Mahan and David Hernandez, all of Warren; grandchildren, whom he enjoyed immensely, Doug (Brittany) and Nick (Natalie) Muccio, Alisa (Tim) Zeitz, Nathan, Alaina (Jason Davis) and Steve Mahan, Alexandra and Alex Hernandez; and two great-grandsons, Benjamin Zeitz and Luca Muccio; a sister, Mary Louise Wilson; and three brothers, Richard "Butch," Ruben and Jesse in Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers, Manuel, Joseph, Robert, Anthony and Samuel.
Family and friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish (St. James Church), 2532 Burton St. S.E., Warren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. William J. Loveless officiating.
Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery, Bazetta.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Humility of Mary Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514, or JFK Catholic Schools Relay For Life, 3020 Reeves Road N.E., Warren, OH 44483.
Arrangements are being handled by the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road N.E., Warren, OH 44483.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to the Hernandez family.