Mr. Jose Enrique Hernandez, 44, formerly of Nanticoke, a resident of Kingston, passed into Eternal Life early Thursday morning following complications from a recent stroke while in the care of the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born on Wednesday, February 1, 1978 in Lakewood, New Jersey, he was a son of , the late Raul Hernandez Sr. and Daisy M. (Negron) Murray and the step-son of Rondell Murray, both of Lakewood.
Jose was educated in the New Jersey schools and was raised in the Catholic faith.
Prior to his illness, he was employed as a picker for the Alexandria Mouldings Company of Hanover Township for several years.
In his spare time, he enjoyed cleaning, cooking (especially his rice and beans); chocolate ice cream and was meticulous about his hair grooming. Above all else, he is remembered for his love of family as a dedicated and loving partner to Eddie, and wonderful step-dad to Justin and David.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raul Hernandez Sr. and by his maternal grandmother, Wildelmina Negron.
Left to cherish the wonderful memories they keep of him including his beloved companion Edward Elgonitis Jr. are his step-sons, Justin T. and David D. Elgonitis, all at home; His mother and step dad, Daisy M. and Rondell Murray of Lakewood, N.J.; his maternal grandfather, Enrique Negron Sr. and his wife Delfina, also of Lakewood; Sister, Rachel Hernandez of Lynn Haven, FL; Jesus Ortiz of Freehold, N.J.; Raul Hernandez Jr. and John David Hernandez both of Lakewood; Nieces and nephews including Tiana and Devyn Rogers; Heidi Hernandez; Janessa Ortiz and J.J. Ortiz along with many wonderful friends.
Funeral services for Jose will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the John V. Morris Family Funeral Home Inc., 625 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.
Relatives and friends may join the family for visitation and shared remembrances Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.
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