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“Dad I miss you and think about you every single day. Thank you for everything you did for us. You made me a better person and a stronger person. I...Read More »
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“You were a wonderful neighbor and friend for so many years to my parents, my kids and always had a wonderful smile on your face when ever I saw you....Read More »
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Ernest S. Hernandez entered into eternal peace on Monday, July 25, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was just four days away from celebrating his 60th year of marriage to his loving wife, Emma (Contreras). Ernest is also survived by his children, Steven (Chickey) Hernandez and Nancy Shamrock, his grandchildren Jacqueline and Chad Shamrock, his brothers Tranquilino and Alfred (Ruth), his sister Lupe (John) Hogan, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Silvestre and Maria, his brother Henry, and his sisters, Cecilia and Teresa.

Ernie was born December 28, 1931, in San Fernando, CA. The family moved to Chatsworth where his father and brothers established a family trucking business. In the 1950s, Ernie served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Fort Hanford in the state of Washington. He and Emma met when Ernie was home on leave. After nearly 50 years working alongside his father and brothers, Ernie retired from the trucking business. He then worked at Alemany High School several more years and retired again. Ernie like working in his yard and shaping his bushes into topiaries. He spent many hours restoring his 1938 Chevy pickup, listening to country music, and watching sports and "COPS" shows on TV. Ernie was a kind and loving man who cherished his family and worked hard for them all his life.