John was born in New York City to Gonzalo and Inés Hernández. Spanish was spoken at home. His international consumer products sales and marketing career took him to Colombia where he met Margarita Sanchez, a young widow with two daughters. They married in 1959 and lived in Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil as well as Massachusetts, North Carolina, Minnesota and California. Creekside Village in Sonoma was their home for 30 years where John was active in the community and managed a tech recruiting firm. His final move was to Georgetown, Texas to live with his daughter Roxanne, son in law Brian and grandchildren Adam and Veronica Coyne.
John was an avid audiobook and music fan; he was a methodical planner who enjoyed traveling; he was a true gourmet, and he was known to challenge people with his wit. He is survived by daughters Beatriz Weivoda, Cristina Casanovas and Roxanne Hernandez Coyne, 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He passed away in Georgetown, TX. Memorial services are scheduled for January 14, 12 Noon at St. Francis Solano Church in Sonoma. He will be laid to rest at Mountain Cemetery next to his beloved Margarita.
“Dale Señor el Descanso eterno y brille para él la luz Perpetua”
Most of you are not able to join us in person to celebrate the life of John Hernandez. You are invited to tune in on Friday January 14 at the indicated times for a live streaming of the memorial service by searching YouTube or Facebook as indicated below:
12:00 PM California
1:00 PM Arizona
2:00 PM Texas, Minnesota, Costa Rica
3:00 PM Atlanta, New York, Toronto, Colombia
5:00 PM Chile, Brazil
9:00 PM France, Spain
ST. FRANCIS SOLANO LINKS FOR LIVE STREAMING:
1. YouTube - "Father Alvin Villaruel"
2. Facebook Page 1 - "St. Francis Solano Church Sonoma"
3. Facebook Page 2 - "Father ALVIN Villaruel St. Francis Solano Catholic Church"
John was blessed to have a wonderful Hospice team from Baylor, Scott & White to provide him with comfort, counsel and care in his last days. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John G. Hernandez may be made in support of the Hospice Foundation at Baylor Scott & White.
You may make your gift online or by check, made payable to Baylor Scott & White. Please mail to: BSW CTX Foundation, MS-20-S103, 2401 S. 31st Street, Temple, TX 76508.
Please designate "Hospice" and "John G. Hernandez" on your check to ensure that your donation goes to the Hospice Foundation.
If you prefer to donate online, please follow this link and designate "Hospice Care" in the dropdown menu. ctxfoundation.bswhealth.com/ways-to-give/donate.
Thank you for all your love and support.
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