Anastacio Pete "Tacho" Hernandez

Anastacio "Tacho" Pete Hernandez, 83, passed away February 3, 2014. Tacho was born in Morrill, Neb., on April 27, 1930. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jubencio and Amalia Hernandez; two brothers, Pete Hernandez and Jessie Hernandez; one sister, Antonia Robles; grandson, William Ray Smith; and his wife of 56 years, Norma Jean Hernandez. He served in the Korean War from 1951-1953 and then moved to Kansas City, Mo., where he put himself through mechanical school and worked for the city at Public Works as a heavy duty mechanic, where he retired in 1993. He lived a full life and cherished spending time with his family. He was active up until his last day here on earth. Left behind to cherish his memory are his five children: son, Kenny and wife Nancy Hernandez, daughter, Claudine Smith, son, Tommy Hernandez, daughter, Cindy and husband Dave Vinyard, son, David and wife Lisa Hernandez; 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, sister, Mary Veloz, brother, Joe Hernandez, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Sheffield Family Life Center. Burial with military honors will follow in Moore Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, Mo. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at Sheffield Family Life Center, prior to the service. Passantino Bros. Funeral Home & Cremations. Family Owned. (816) 471-2844

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Passantino Bros. Funeral Home - Kansas City
2117 Independence Boulevard  Kansas City, MO 64124
(816) 471-2844

Published in Kansas City Star on Feb. 7, 2014