Max B. Hernandez|
Jan. 18, 1926 - June 19, 2014
Resident of Union City
Max B. Hernandez entered into rest on June 19, 2014 surrounded by his beloved family. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Felicitas S. Hernandez, and his son Rudy Hernandez whom he loved and missed immensely. He is at rest with them now.
Born in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, he emigrated to Russell City, CA in 1948 to secure a better future for his family.
Max was a member of Carpenters Union Local 713 for 55 years. A gifted carpenter, he constructed many beautiful buildings and homes in the Bay Area. He taught his sons the skillful trade and loved working side by side with them. He especially loved renovating his children's homes with creative and innovative style. To his friends, he was "The Master Builder" who constructed or renovated their homes.
Proprietor of Decoto Liquors, a popular Mom and Pop store in the 80's. He was "Pops" to his patrons; he always had a joke for them.
Max was a dedicated, loving father and grandfather; he loved large family gatherings. He enjoyed reading, and listening to Mexican music. He had a great sense of humor and was very generous. Always concerned with the welfare of the disadvantaged, he would open his home and provide for those in need. He was a brilliant man with great words of wisdom. Revered by all who knew him.
Loving father to Catalina Bisi (Bob), Stella Ramirez (Nick), Jorge Hernandez (Sylvia), Aggie Luttrell, Max S. Hernandez (Marsha), Bobby Hernandez, Rosana Loera (Joe), Leo Hernandez (Michelle), Yvonne Guzman, Carlos "Cano" Hernandez A loving grandfather, he was "Daddy Max" to 32 grandchildren, 74 great grandchildren, 18 great, great grandchildren.
He will be greatly missed and remain in our hearts forever.
The patriarch of The Hernandez Family is gone; but his monumental strength and traits will live on through his many descendants.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 5pm-9pm; services will begin at 7pm at Chapel of the Chimes 32992 Mission Blvd., Hayward in the Reflection Chapel. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 25, 10am-12pm - Reflection Chapel.
Chapel of the Chimes
Published in Inside Bay Area on June 24, 2014