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George P Fernandez Sr.

April 26, 1924 ~ May 3, 2012 (age 88)
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: www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com
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