Steve Anthony Hernandez

July 5, 1960December 28, 2020

Steve Anthony Hernandez was born July 5, 1960 and passed away December 28, 2020 at home from a long battle with cancer. He was a resident of Independence, MO. After graduating from Southwest High School, he proudly joined the Marine Corp and served for seven years.

Steve was a Sales Representative and started his sales career years ago at Sefar Filtration. He currently was employed at Grip Fix America where he greatly enjoyed his job. He also enjoyed fishing, golfing, listening to music and watching most sports.

Steve was preceded in death by his father, Mark Hernandez; his son, Marcos Gilbert, and granddaughter, Brenlee Gilbert. He is survived by his wife, Julie Hernandez; his mother, Jeanne Hernandez; his sons, Michael Rice and Alex Gilbert, and step-son, Shawn Wales; his brother, Mark, and his wife Robin; his sister, Jenny, and her husband Jim; and his brother, Victor and his partner Valerie. He is also survived by four grandchildren and three great grandchildren, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews.

There will be a graveside service at Oak Ridge Memory Gardens, 18301 E. Salisbury Rd., Independence, MO 64056 at 1:30 pm on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Please follow COVID 19 protocols during this process.

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    Thursday, January 7, 2021


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Danelle Sousley

January 7, 2021

We are so sorry and Steve will be greatly missed. We got to know him and Julie through their boys Marcos and Alex, who were good friends of our son, Michael and we are still neighbors. Will miss seeing him in the neighborhood and at the casinos. Lol.

The Sousley's, Eddie and Chris

Allen Doherty

January 6, 2021

I had the pleasure of knowing Steve through the milling industry for a number of years and have nothing but great memories. We spent a lot of time together at IAOM conferences in the USA and Western Canada. He always made the events a lot of fun. He will be missed by all. So Sorry for your lose Julie.

Jim Tsikhlakis

January 6, 2021

Our deepest sympathy for the great loss of your beloved Anthony Hernandez !
American Milling Group

Jill Peters

January 6, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Steve for many years at Sefar. His enthusiasm WAS infectious. He was fun to work with and brought energy to the office. He had passion for what he did and he loved his family. You will be missed my friend. The world was a better place with you in it. Julie my thoughts and prayers are with you, may God give you strength in the coming days.

Danny Rowe

January 6, 2021

Had the pleasure of knowing Steve for a number of years through the Milling industry. He had an infectious enthusiasm for what he did. His friendship will be greatly missed.

Juergen Rand

January 5, 2021

Dear Steve
we will miss your smile, energy and good spirit.

My thoughts are with you Julie

Grip Fix America Inc
Juergen Rand, Germany

Clayton Beaver

January 5, 2021

Steve was only with us at Grip Fix for a couple of years, but he was a lot of fun to work with. His joy and enthusiasm will be missed. We are grateful for his contributions to the company, and, more importantly, his friendship.
My sympathies to Julie and the rest of his family.

Barron Marsh

January 5, 2021

I worked with Steve for a number of years. He was one of the most kindest and considerate people I have ever known. He was great at his job and equally great at having a good time.
I will forever cherish our time together - my deepest condolences to Julie and family. Love ya brother, see you on the other side.

Jo Ann Soltero

January 4, 2021

I have fond memories of Steve and Mark. I went to Bingham junior high and Southwest. He always had a smile. Very sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family. Im sorry, I will not be able to attend. Sending virtual hugs to your Mom.


January 3, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of Steve's passing, I have fond memories of Steve smiling and upbeat spirit at family gatherings. Prayers for Julie during this difficult time.