Ismael Hernandez, 76, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 20.
Hernandez was born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico on March 25, 1935. He was a Rockaway resident for more than 20 years.
Hernandez was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen Gloria and infant son, Thomas.
He is survived by his children, Carmencita, Ismael, Omar Onix, Rolando Isaac and Liza Jenifer; grandchildren, Catherine Love, Alyssa Indira, Leandra Mariah and Jordan Isaac; great-grandchildren, Frank III, Jonathan Isaac and Cristiana Carmen-Marie; and countless nieces and nephews and the many who had the honor of calling him “Pop” or “Nonino.”
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. A funeral mass was held at St. Mary Star of the Sea, Far Rockaway. Interment followed at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, New York.