George P Fernandez Sr.

Born: Sat., Apr. 26, 1924
Died: Thu., May 3, 2012

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George P. Fernandez Sr., 88, Dorothy Love Retirement Community, 2500 N. Kuther Rd., Sidney, Ohio died at the retirement community on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 11:02 AM of natural causes. He was born April 26, 1924 in Honolulu, Hawaii the son of Emanuel C. and Theolenda Geraldine (Cordiero) Fernandez and they are deceased. Surviving are six children, George Paul Jr. and wife Myrna of Midland, Michigan, John R. of Huntingtown, Maryland, William J. and wife Denise of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thomas E. and wife Conda of Sidney, M. Catherine Vernon and husband David of Cincinnati, and M. Elizabeth Bailey and husband Richard of Fort Loramie, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, and several nieces and newphews and three brother-in-laws, Robert (Janet) Hoying and Charles (Marcille) Hoying of Minster, Ohio and Don (Edna) Hoying of Celina, Ohio and one sister-in-law, Rita (Louis A.) Hoying of Minster, Ohio. One sister, Letitia Jones and sister-in-law, Marie A. Hoying and brother-in-laws, Louis A. (Rita) and James (Irene) Hoying are deceased. Mr. Fernandez married Adele Hoying, May 28, 1949 and she died November 30, 2010. Mr. Fernandez was born and raised in Hawaii. One of his memories was meeting Babe Ruth. Fernandez and his cousin sat on a bench with Ruth one whole game. Fernandez attended high school at St. Louis College, now called St. Louis High School. Founded in 1848, the all-boys school was staffed with Catholic brothers. In 1944, Fernandez came to the United States mainland. He attended the University of Cincinnati to earn his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering. Fernandez worked for Freytag and Associates in Sidney as a civil engineer and licensed surveyor for many years. He was active in the local and regional Boys Scouts at one time; he was a member of the Sunset Sidney Kiwanis at one time and then the Sidney Noon Kiwanis, served on the Resident Executive Committee at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church where he sang in the church choir and was a cantor, and taught at Edison State Community College in Piqua as an engineering teacher. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Rev. Daniel Hess. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney on Monday, May 7, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the funeral home and at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 9-10 AM. Burial will be at a later date at St. Augustine's Cemetery in Minster, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Angels Church Choir, 324 South Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365 or the Miami Valley Boy Scouts of America. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Fernandez family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at:

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Dave Ross

Bill and all.....Sorry for your loss. George lived a very full life. I'd see him regularly at the Alcove.

Boy Scout Troop #97, Sidney, Ohio

From all the past and present Leaders and Scouts of Troop 97 at St. Pauls United Church of Christ in Sidney - we offer the family and friends of George our thoughts and prayers during this time. George will always be remembered here at Troop 97 for all he did for Scouting and for all the young scouts that he helped guide through Scouting and into adulthood. George always lived the Scout Oath and Scout Law in his everyday life and we hope that it will bring you some solace to know how many lives he helped guide over the years. May God bless you with many loving memories of George and may we all take comfort in knowing that he is now with the Great Scoutmaster of all time in heaven!

HA Dorsten Inc- Minster

George was the subject of several conversations around the construction company today. George was a unique character, a talented engineer, a mentor to many, and will be truely missed.

Patty Johnston

Kathy.... I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I'm sure you have many wonderful memories to hold close to your heart and his love will always be with you.

Sherry Fogt Pottorf

Bill, So sorry to hear learn of your fathers passing. Always enjoyed running into your mom and dad around town and visiting a few minutes...a very dear couple. May God Bless you and yours at this difficult time and always.

Mark Meyer

Beth, I just heard about your father. Please know that your family is in my prayers.God Bless.

Donna and Stephen Worl

My heart goes out to the family. George was one of my first and strongest surveying and engineering mentor. We were good friends and I felt close to the Fernandez family in the 1960's watching the kids grow up. I have thought of him often as my career moved ahead. He will be miss and remembered. Stephen and Donna Worl, Brandon, Florida

Jenny zorn

Cathy and family: I am so sorry to just learn of your father's passing. I'm certain both of your parents are singing with the angels now! My dad just passed as well, so he joins my mom now as angels too! We had wonderful times growing up under the watchful eyes of great parents. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers! Jenny