Encarnacion M. "Chonito" Hernandez Jr.


Encarnacion M. “Chonito” Hernandez Jr., 93, of Fostoria, passed away Tuesday morning, April 11, 2017 at his home.

He was born October 15, 1923 in Waelder, Texas to the late Encarnacion and Simona R. (Martinez) Hernandez Sr. He married Santiaga C. Capetillo on October 3, 1942 in Texas and they shared 73 years of marriage together before her death January 6, 2016.

Surviving are three daughters, Carol T. (Ramiro) Martinez, Vickie (Ron) Cruz and Linda (Shawn) Keels all of Fostoria; eight grandchildren, Gina (Chris Kennedy) Martinez, Jeff (Stacy) Martinez, Gabriel Martinez, Chris Garcia, Noe (Angie) Medina III, Priscilla (Adam) Drenning, Cedric (Amanda) Keels and Shawn Keels Jr.; 17 great-grandchildren; eight brothers and sisters, Joe (Brenda) Hernandez, Fostoria, Susie (Jack) Garn, Arizona, Lupe Sanchez, Fostoria, Ramona Sanchez, Bowling Green, Armandina (Tony) Rodriquez, Chicago, Angelina (Ralph) Hernandez, Clyde, Juanita (Moises) Avila, Pemberville and Mary (Hilario) Capetillo Sr., Fostoria.

He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jessica Garcia; great-grandson, Christopher Garcia; great-granddaughter, Eylssia Garcia; sister, Anita Navarro and brother, Isidro Hernandez.

He retired from the Union Carbide, Fostoria after 35 years of service and was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church. He managed and coached baseball in earlier years and played the saxophone with the band. He enjoyed fishing and the Cleveland Indians, but most of all he dearly loved his wife and family and will be greatly missed.

Visitation is Monday April 17, 2017 from 3-7 pm at HOENING FUNERAL HOME 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria where a Christian Wake service will take place at 7 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am Tuesday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church with Rev. Todd Dominique presiding. A Rosary will be prayed at 10 am at the Church. Burial will follow in St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to a local chapter of the American lung Association or the Leukemia / Lymphoma Society.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com


Monday, April 17, 2017 from 3-7 pm

242 W Tiffin St, Fostoria, OH, 44830

Hoening Funeral Home, Christian Wake Service at 7 pm

  Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 10:30 am

323 N. Wood St., Fostoria, OH 44830

St. Wendelin Catholic Church, A Rosary will be prayed at 10 am


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 following the Funeral Mass

765 Van Buren Street, Fostoria, Ohio 44830

St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery

  Funeral Lunch & Gathering

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 following the cemetery committal services.

323 N. Wood Street, Fostoria, Ohio 44830

St. Wendelin Parish Hall

  Memorial Suggestions

American Lung Association or the Leukemia / Lymphoma Society


Online Condolences


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Frank P Bernal Jr & Family

Our Deepest Sympathy for your loss may the beautiful memories of your dad bring you comfort and ease your pain and sadness. He will always be with you in your hearts.

God Bless

 Posted April 17, 2017 - 1:28pm
Renee Donnerberg (Niswander)

Such a sweet man. I feel blessed that our paths crossed. Prayers and Love to the family.

 Posted April 14, 2017 - 7:21pm
Rick & Joan Ashline

vickie,linda,carol, We're sorry we can't be there to pay respects&condolences for your Dad.
Please know you're in our prayers. With deepest sympathy, Love you all, Rick &Joan Ashline

 Posted April 14, 2017 - 11:32am
Alicia and Benny Martinez

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. May God Bless You at this difficult time.

 Posted April 14, 2017 - 7:44am
Irene Casillas

Carol, so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

 Posted April 14, 2017 - 2:44am
diane niswander

Dear Carol,Linda,and Vicki, So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. He was a very special man. Always had a smile and a story to tell. He is now happily united with your Mom and at peace, May God ease your pain and wipe away your tears.In my prayers always

 Posted April 13, 2017 - 5:01am
Sue Crooks

Carol, Vickie & Lnda we are so sorry we can't be there to personally pay our respects and condolences for your Dad but please know you are in our prayers. Tio is home with Tia and that should be comforting to all of you.
With deepest sympathy and love ve,
Mike & Sue Crooks

 Posted April 13, 2017 - 1:06am
helen lozano

Para la Familia de Encarnacion Hernandez, Memorias de amor nos sostener en Tiempos de Tristeza, de parte de la famililia de Elena Flores Lozano.

 Posted April 12, 2017 - 6:10pm

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