Victor (Vic) G. Hernandez

03/24/1926 - 09/13/2022

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Obituary For Victor (Vic) G. Hernandez

Vic passed away peacefully at the age of 96. Born in Fresno, Vic was #6 of 12 siblings. His family settled in Irvington (now Fremont) in 1932. He attended Irvington Grammar School and Washington High School. He was known as a hard-working, dedicated husband, brother and loyal friend. At 18, he entered into the Army and served in WWII in the 128th Infantry Regiment from 1944-1946, where he saw combat in two South Pacific campaigns.

After the war, he attended San Jose Tech where he began his career in auto body repair and painting. In 1954, Township Body Repairs was established in Fremont and remained in business for 42 years!

On December 11, 1955, he married his greatest love, Christine Martinez (1932-2012) after meeting in San Jose. They settled in Fremont and were married for 57 years. They had three children, Victor Rene, Charles Anthony (deceased) and Diane (Patrick) and later three grandchildren, Julia (Albert), Connor & Griffin.

Vic was a proud, active Charter Member/Past Exalted Ruler of Fremont Elks Lodge #2121, member/commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Native Sons of the Golden West, and Alameda County Sheriff Reservist (3x pistol marksman champion). He loved sports and participated in softball, bowling and golf throughout his life.

He loved his large family which include many nieces and nephews and cousins. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and large family. His sense of humor, stories and warm smile will keep him in our hearts and minds forever!

Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 23, from 10-11am with a Chapel Service starting at 11am at Fremont Chapel of the Roses, 1940 Peralta Blvd., Fremont, CA. A burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward.

Services

23 Sep

Visitation

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fremont Chapel Of The Roses 1940 Peralta Blvd Fremont, CA 94536 Get Directions »
23 Sep

Funeral Service

11:00 AM

Fremont Chapel Of The Roses 1940 Peralta Blvd Fremont, CA 94536 Get Directions »
23 Sep

Burial

01:00 PM

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery 26320 Mission Blvd. Hayward, CA 94544 Get Directions »
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  • 09/20/2022

    Uncle Vic, you will always bring me great memories in my life. Thank you for letting me be a flower girl in yours and auntie Chris' wedding. 💕, Love, niece Mona.

  • 09/16/2022

    Nino, I'll always cherish our memories together providing love and laughter. You and Nina Chris blessed me and had a very special place in my life as god parents selected by Sal & Bernice Rodriguez. My parents loved you so and now you're all together forever! Thank you Nino for your unconditional love! Denice Rodriguez, God Daughter

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  • America the Beautiful

    Priscilla A Schiedel sent America the Beautiful for Victor (Vic) G. Hernandez - September 22, 2022

    With our sincere condolences. He was truly a wonderful man. With Love Always Joe & Priscilla Schiedel

  • Sacred Duty Spray

    Walter Robert Fuller Antonio Family Club sent Sacred Duty Spray for Victor (Vic) G. Hernandez - September 20, 2022

    To a great Brother,Father, Husband, Uncle and friend to all. You will forever be in our hearts and memories. Rest in Peace. Antonio and Catalina Hernandez Family Club

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