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Crescenciano Hernandez

Crescenciano Hernandez was born on March 1, 1947 in Long Beach, CA and passed away on August 3, 2013 in Fountain Valley, CA. His family knew him by "Chano" and friends knew him by "Chris" or "Jr." To his grandsons, he will always be remembered as "Pop-Pop." He is survived by his wife, Linda Schenewark Hernandez; his son, Richard Chris Hernandez; daughter-in-law, Marina Hernandez and grandsons, Zackary William and Charles Christopher Hernandez. He was born to Pantaleon Hernandez and Ignacia Salas. He was the youngest of 5 children and is survived by his siblings, Arthur Hernandez, Mary Lou Dominguez, Edward Hernandez and Alice Temblador. Chano grew up in Wilmington, graduated from Banning High School and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He completed Advanced Individual Training in MOS 16D, Air Defense Missile Crewman (Hawk) at Fort Bliss in El Paso Texas in 1966. Upon completing his training, Chano remained in foreign service until 1968. Shortly after his return from duty overseas, he married Linda in 1969 and together they raised their son, Richard. Chano remained in the Reserves until 1972. He worked as a Machinist at Cooney's in Wilmington. Like his father, Chano became a Longshoreman and continued to work for over 30 years within Local 13 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. He was recently honored by the Pacific Maritime Association Local 13 for completing "30 Years without Sustaining Loss Time to Injury or Illness." He was a crane operator for Evergreen and remained active with the PMA throughout his illness. He thoroughly enjoyed his work and committed himself to the job every day. When he wasn't working, he played golf regularly with the same group of friends, Danny and Hank plus his son, Richard, a tradition which began over 15 years ago. Another passion of his was playing horseshoes. He often competed and placed well in tournaments at the annual ILWU Bloody Thursday event as well as friendly competitions at yearly family reunions. He also used to enjoy taking regular getaways to Laughlin and other gaming establishments with family or friends. After a brief and courageous battle with Thyroid Cancer, Chano passed away in the comfort of his devoted wife, loving son and dear friends. He will be greatly missed by family and friends who loved him, and will be cherished for his kindness, generosity and contagious smile. Viewing will be at 4 p.m., Rosary at 5 p.m., followed by Eulogies at 6 p.m. for Crescenciano on Thursday, August 15th at Heritage Memorial Services, 17911 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach. A Military Service at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd. will begin promptly at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, August 16th. Please visit www.heritage-dildaymemorialservices.com for further information and to share photos, memories, and your condolences with the family. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you consider making a donation to any one of the following non-profit Thyroid Cancer organizations: reactthyroidfoundation.org and or thyca.org. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits. Heritage-Dilday Memorial Services
17911 Beach Blvd.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 842-7771

Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 10, 2013
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