Milagros Cruz Hernandez
January 12, 1928 – September 7, 2019
Milagros Cruz Hernandez, 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 7, 2019 in DeWitt, Michigan. Born January 12, 1928 in Manila, Philippines, Milagros was a respected Civil Engineer who began her career teaching at the prestigious Mapúa University in Manila. From there, she worked in Brunei before coming to Lansing, Michigan as a scholar at MSU. She worked for many years as a Chief Civil Engineer for the Michigan Department of Transportation. In her spare time, Milagros enjoyed gardening, traveling, and was an active member of the Church of the Resurrection in Lansing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Marcelina (Cruz) Hernandez; her siblings, Benjamin C. Hernandez, Mercedes C. Hernandez, and Ponciano C. Hernandez.
She will be lovingly remembred by her siblings, Fidelina C. (Silvestre) Mariano, Teresita C. (the late Gene D.) Cook, Carolina H. (the late Benjamin) Aviles, and Lamberto C. Hernandez; her many nieces and nephews; and her many dear friends.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 11am at Church of the Resurrection, 1527 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, Michigan. The family will receive friends one hour prior to Mass, and on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 4pm until 7pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, 1730 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, with a Rosary to be prayed at 7pm.
In honor of Milagros, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Resurrection.
Church of the Resurrection
1527 E. Michigan Ave. , Lansing, Michigan 48912
- Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2019
- Rosary Wednesday, September 11, 2019
- Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2019
- Funeral Mass Thursday, September 12, 2019
Milagros Cruz Hernandez
September 11, 2019
Tita Mel was a very quiet, yet very strong and very smart woman. She was very intelligent and independent. Most of all, she was very generous. She didn't have kids of her own but she opened her house to our family when we first came to the US. She also put nieces and nephews in the Philippines through college to better their future. She has supported many family members, siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends in many ways, specially in most dire needs. She was one very charitable woman.
Rest In Peace and God Bless you Tita Mel.
September 10, 2019
I worked for Millie in the mid 1980's at MDOT. She was a very nice person to work for and she was a very kind person to know.