Rafael Hernandez, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at the Golden Age of 97. Beloved Husband of the late Maria Julia, nee Muriel, Hernandez. Devoted Father of Xiomara (Albert) Hernandez Gross, Eneida Hernandez, Damaris (Paul) Constantine, Jeannette (Luis Rivera) Hernandez, Bernice Hernandez, Fernando Hernandez and the late Ralph Hernandez. Loving Son of the late Eleuterio and the late Virginia Hernandez. Fond Grandfather of Marilyn (Wascar) Grullon, Fernando (Roy Smith) Hernandez, Osvaldo (Holly) Hernandez, Aliza (Tadar, Sr.) Muhammad, Xiomara Ilene (Eric) Loop, Jonneida Alexis Davis, Natasha (Mark) Edmond, Tifany (Hakeem) Sisney, Alicia Constantine, Christopher Adrian Arce and Samantha Eileen (Daniel De La Mora) Arce. Fond Great Grandfather of Luisa Inez Grullon, Isabela Hernandez, Hunter Adrion Davis, Journey Hampton, Carter Edmond, Madison Edmond, Riley Edmond, Cayden Sisney, Clarke Sisney, Naomi Sisney, Isaac De La Mora, Amaris De La Mora, Emrys De La Mora, Asiyah Muhammad and Tadar Muhammad, Jr. Dear Brother of 12 brothers and sisters. Dear Uncle and Great Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Loving Cousin and Loving Friend of many.
Family and friends are to gather for the Visitation on Monday, August 14, 2023 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M, with a Chapel Service to be celebrated promptly at 6:00 P.M. at Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside, IL 60162 (Located between Mannheim and Wolf Road). Funeral to follow Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at Russo’s Hillside Chapels. Prayers are to be said at 10:00 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, IL. For additional info. Call (708) 449-5300.