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Obituary of Santos A. Hernandez
Santos Antonio Hernandez, a longtime resident of Union, died peacefully after a sudden illness on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Overlook Medical Center. He was 58.
Santos is survived by his beloved wife of over 40 years, Lorena Hernandez; his two devoted sons, Antonio Hernandez, Jr. & Luis Hernandez; his loving daughter, Judith Hernandez; his mother, Elba Hernandez; his five sisters, Gladys Hernandez, Reina Navarro, Arely Hernandez, Patricia Hernandez & Beatriz Hernandez; three cherished grandchildren, Frankie, Iliana & Adam; many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends.
He was predeceased by his father, Antonio Hernandez and his brother, Alcidez Hernandez.
Santos was born on January 17, 1963 in San Salvador, El Salvador, where he was raised in a loving family with five sisters and his late brother. As a young man, Santos met his beloved wife, Lorena and the couple were married on June 14th 1980 in El Salvador. They welcomed three children into their young family.
In 1984 Santos and Lorena made the decision to emigrate to the United States, settling in their new home in Union, NJ. Santos was a devoted husband and wonderful father. His family was everything to him and he worked tirelessly to provide a comfortable life for his children. He was very proud of his children and was thrilled to become a grandfather.
Santos owned and operated a successful trucking company, SLH Trucking, which he established many years ago. He took great pride in providing the highest and fastest level of service to his clients, and he had an extremely loyal base of clients from over his many years in business. Santos took great pride in his semi-trucks and was talented in repairing them as well.
Santos was a caring man and would help anyone in need. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed spending time socializing with family and friends.
Santos will be deeply missed beyond measure by his family and friends. He leaves behind many people that love him and a legacy of hard work, dedication and caring which he instilled in his children.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a visitation from 4:00PM to 8:00PM on Monday, December 20, 2021, held at the Madison Memorial Home, 159 Main Street, Madison.
All are invited to gather at the funeral home for a final visitation on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM prior to a funeral service that will be held at 11:00AM at the funeral home.
Interment will be held at St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Madison.
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