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David Mendoza Hernandez

December 28, 1932November 12, 2020

David M. Hernandez, 87 yrs. of age, of San Antonio, TX passed away 11/12/2020. He was born in Laredo, TX on December 28, 1932 to Apolinario and Virginia M. Hernandez. He was married to Tillie R. Hernandez for 40 yrs. David had a career as Master Electrical for Jesse Chandler Electric. He was a member of The Knights of Columbus and had a passion for Deer Hunting and Traveling.

He was preceded in Death by Parents Apolinario and Virginia M. Hernandez; Sisters Oralia and San Juanita (Janie); and Brother Leopoldo.

He is survived by his Wife Tillie Hernandez, His Daughters Gloria (Larry) Acosta, Anna Berroth; Son David (Linda) Hernandez, Jr; his sisters Nena (Alberto/Beto) Mata, Yolanda Freeman; his Step-Daughter JoAnn (Jeff) Ragen; his Step-sons, Michael (Sylvia) Ricondo, Richard (Annette) Ricondo, Roland (Yvonne) Ricondo, Dan (Brenda) Ricondo; and numerous Grandchildren, Nephews and Nieces

In Leui of Flowers, give Donations to St. Joseph (South San)

The Visitation will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at Funeraria Del Angel Trevino, 226 Cupples Rd. with the Rosary to be recited at 9:45 a.m. The Procession will depart from the funeral home on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 10:45 a.m. for an 11:00 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection at St Joseph's Church (South San), 535 New Laredo Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78211. Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery for a 1:15 graveside service.

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  • He is survived by his Wife Tillie Hernandez, His Daughters Gloria (Larry) Acosta, Anna Barroth; Son David (Linda) Hernandez, Jr; his sisters Nena (Alberto/Beto) Mata, Yolanda Freeman; his Step-Daughter JoAnn (Jeff) Ragen; his Step-sons, Michael (Sylvia) Ricondo, Richard (Annette) Ricondo, Roland (Yvonne) Ricondo, Dan (Brenda) Ricondo; and numerous Grandchildren, Nephews and Nieces.




    He was preceded in Death by Parents Apolinario and Virginia M. Hernandez; Sisters Oralia and San Juanita (Janie); and Brother Leopoldo.

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Sylvia Ricondo

November 25, 2020

To a great Father-in-law whom I had a pleasure of knowing. David was a kind man. I remember the times, the last three years, him and the family coming over for Thanksgiving, whether to my place or in Buda, Texas where we once lived, always sharing stories, meals, his talk of football and sports. My son Michael and my daughter Christi loved their Grandpa Hernandez. Thank you David for the wonderful memories I got to spend with you during family gatherings.
Rest In Peace and may the perpetual light shine upon you,
Sylvia Ricondo

joe Nieto

November 25, 2020

Tio, I have 4 wonderful memories of you, indelibly left with me, before you departed:
1. When I was all of 10 years old, how warmly you welcomed my family at 2 O’clock in the morning from San Diego, as if it was 2 O’clock in the afternoon— such grace and hospitality, you never seemed bothered when we arrived into San Antonio at that un-Godly hour. No, my parents wanted to roll-in on you at the family hour of 2 O’clock in the morning. And I remember you, so calm, at the dining room table with Sofie, having coffee and pan dulce with my parents. You told jokes, and gave me riddles to solve. You were kind, and understood the meaning of family, and stayed up to talk to my mom and dad and I, no matter how tired you were. 2. Your boots and your truck and your guns— Texan’s standard issue. It took the whole family to get those boots off. I remember Tia tying a rope around her waist, and asking the kids to form a rumba line, and pull. And your truck, I just couldn’t see my Tio David in a Toyota sedan--only when the world comes to an end. 3. Your baritone voice…that vibrato, was so comforting to me. I always looked at my Uncle David as a man’s MAN. You strangled tigers with your bare hands and shot and skinned bears in Texas, yet you stayed so humble and said nothing about your life, but I just knew you were hiding stories of wrestling wild animals. I saw you as the strongest of my uncles— one of the strongest men I have ever known. You were confident and soothing to the child that I was. 4. How settled you were in your season with Tillie. The love between the two of you was evident during that season of your life. The two of you made me feel so at home, thank you for sheltering me as a medical student, doing a rotation there in San Antonio. Rest In peace, my Tio David. You deserve a beautiful place to rest, and you are finally there, in the Lord’s arms. I don’t drink coffee, but I know you will have pan dulce and leche waiting for me-- Little Joe

Yolanda Freeman

November 22, 2020

My dearest brother,

I will forever be grateful for your brotherly love and protection when we were kids, and though we went our separate ways, I always sought your advice, your wisdom and comfort in the decisions I would have to make in my own life.

Dear brother, until we meet again, I am comforted by knowing you are finally at rest in the palm of our Lord’s hand.

Your sister, Yolanda

Albert Mata

November 17, 2020

My Welita Yaya always ADORED MY TIO DAVID👍
How do I know because when I was a little boy laying in bed next to my Welita YAYA, she would always talk about my Tio David.
She also told me when she is Gone from this Earth she would Like to be a Hummingbird.
She even told me when she was young girl she Caught a Hummingbird. I could see this memory of hers made her very Happy🙏
I know my Beloved Welita Yaya is Happy once again next to my Tio David 🙏
Tio David thanks for all the Advice you gave me and for allowing me to stay with you and Aunt Tili in your Trailer in1986. Tio you don't know how BAD I WANTED TO LEAVE LAREDO👍 Laredo was to small and Boring.
Ohh one more thing Tio, your Military pictures and your Military advice Inspired me to be a Soldier like you. For this reason I will always consider you:
The Pilar of my Military Carrier 🇺🇸
Rest in Peace
Tio David.

Minnie and Leroy Ortiz

November 14, 2020

Comadre Gloria our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dad as you know that our parents were comadres and compadres also. May God wrap his arms around you and your entire family and give you peace. Love always,

Elsa Villarreal

November 14, 2020

You will be missed my wonderful uncle. We had great times together. I am comforted in knowing that you are resting now and laughing it up with my dad. Our condolences and prayers to all of you. May he RIP and May the perpetual light shine upon him. I Love You Tio David. Until we meet again.

Luisa Araiza

November 14, 2020

My Deepest Condolences to my dear friend Gloria Jean Acosta and her family my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Leopoldo Hernandez Jr

November 14, 2020

Best memory I have of my uncle David is at a ranch in Ramireno during hunting season. It was a pretty hot November day and he’s wearing blue jeans and a red and white plaid shirt and a rattler comes out on the road and he blasted that snake to pieces with his shotgun !! I was like damn ! Just got my total respect right there ! Always had the deepest respect for my uncle . May he rest in eternal peace with his family forever !! Love you Tio David !!

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