LORAIN - Fidel Hernandez, 82, of Lorain went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain following a brief illness.|
He was born March 23, 1932, in Loiza, Puerto Rico. He came to Lorain in 2004.
Fidel was a member of Iglesia Manantial Pentecostal, Lorain. He enjoyed playing tambourine and singing. He was a sports fan, especially baseball.
He will be deeply missed by his daughters, Maria L. (Joaquin) Armaiz and Ruth N. Hernandez both of Elyria; sons, Felix Cirino Sanchez, Carlos Mercado Sanchez, Victor Mercado Sanchez all of Elyria, Jesus Mercado Sanchez of Lorain, Hector Hernandez Loiza, Puerto Rico and Fidel Hernandez of Rhode Island; sister, Victoria Pazarro of Loiza; 30 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Fidel was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Victoria Sanchez in 2006; his parents, Francisco Hernandez and Petronila Pazarro; and his sisters, Mercedes Hernandez and Francisca Pazarro
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 7 in Iglesia Manantial Pentecostal, 3501 Broadway, Lorain.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 8 in the church. The Reverend Juan Rivera, pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Lorain.
Arrangements are by Richard J. Reidy Funeral Home, 1783 East 31st Street, Lorain.
For further information and to sign the online register book, see Reidyfuneral.com.
Published in www.morningjournal.com on Apr. 6, 2014