Emilio “JR” was called home, or as he would put it, “boarded his midnight train to Georgia” the evening of October 5th, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones.
As we struggle to bid him farewell on his next journey, we know we can always find his spirit through his pastimes. Whenever we catch a Raiders game, play some oldies at full volume, watch “Days of Our Lives”, or spend time with his Mom, we’ll think of this good-humored man and his many catchphrases. If you had the honor to work alongside him during his Martinelli or Sambrailo days here in Watsonville, you’ll probably remember those phrases yourself. It was just like him to bring life and good time to any room, a style all his own, something we won’t easily forget. You will be missed and loved by many. “Deuces”
Emilio is survived by his mother; Hilda Hernandez, his sisters; Diana and Sonia Hernandez, his daughter; Mariah Gutierrez, nieces; Eva and Emily Cobos, and Kaleena Rodriguez, and nephews: Manuel, Emilio, Branden Rodriguez, and Dimitri Martinez. He was preceded om death by his father; Emilio Hernandez, and his big sister; Maria H. Rodriguez.
Mehl’s Colonial Chapel was entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
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