Jeraldo Hernandez

jeraldo hernandez

April 4, 1963 ~ February 26, 2023

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Hernandez, Jeraldo; (Hollywood, Honch, Bubba), 2/26/23.  Went home to be with the Lord.
Predeceased by his Mother; Josefa.  Survived by his Father John and wife Mary; Loving wife, Carla; Brothers, John (Andrea), Daniel (Tracy), Rick, and Mark (Lisy); sisters, Haydee Mottler (Scott), Maria Hilbert (Frank), and Teresa DiPaoloa (Charles); Nephews, Brandon, John Angelo, Joshua, Jonathan, Jordan, Richard, Dylan, Steven, Anthony, James, Julian and Marko; Nieces, Jasmine, Alexis, Lydia, Giovanna, Salvina, and Leecy; Many dear lifelong friends.
Jeraldo grew up in Rochester and made many friendships at Arcadia High School.  He loved the Lord with his whole being.  He greatly influenced the lip synch craze as he performed as “Elvis” and was the big winner in many contests with prizes including cash, cruise trips, and more.  He began his professional career as a flooring technician then went on to operate his own business.  He obtained his CDL license and became a Professional CDL Driver working for Atlantic Plywood, a job he enjoyed, especially meeting new customers and admiring their woodworking skills.  Jeraldo had a heart of gold, his smile could light up a room and his presence was undeniable in any setting.  He and his wife were inseparable for 15 years.  He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson on the open road with the wind flowin’ in his hair.  He took great pride in his appearance and coined the phrase “Man-Diva” w/his appreciation for fine watches and jewelry.  He was a force to be reckoned with during the years he played flag football at G&T Sportspark, and still holds the record for most sacks.  He was Poppy to their two dachshunds, Stella and Bella.  He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
Jeraldo’s visitation will be held Friday, March 3rd, 4 – 7 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson,  1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Service will be celebrated Saturday, March 4th, 10:00 AM at New Beginnings Church, 7397 W. Ridge Road Brockport.  Interment, Riverside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers; please make donations to: CUFI; Christians United For Israel ( in his memory.  For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit


Visitation: March 3, 2023 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: March 4, 2023 10:00 am

New Beginnings Church
7397 W. Ridge Rd
Brockport, NY 14420


Riverside Cemetery
2650 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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  1. We love you Jerry.
    Always and forever.
    Johnny, Andrea, John-Angelo, and Brandon

  2. We love you Jerry.
    Always and forever.
    and Brandon

  3. What a beautiful tribute… Thinking of you, Carla, Mark and your families as you grieve the loss of your husband, brother, uncle… I hope Jerry’s abundant light continues to shine and warm your hearts.

  4. Rest in Peace my Friend, You will be missed.
    Not only you were my coworker for 10 Years, you became a great friend.
    Im gonna miss you BROTHER.

  5. The one and only Geraldo always happy go lucky and the ones that didn’t smile he gave his to them and they became friends we’re all blessed to have known Jerry as family friends acquaintances and now he’s resting in peace laughing and smiling and making everybody laughing and it’s about time that you made it up here to party with the rest of us angels love cousin Tony

  6. Carla my heart goes out to you. May God bless you. Elvis is a tremendous lost to us all. Indeed he loved you and only had eyes for you. Jerry lives in my heart and seal with his unforgettable smile. We are praying for you and family. God bless you during this most difficult journey 🙏🏽

  7. May you be welcomed by the arms of Our Creator and embraced with the love you deserve. I heard a lot of wonderful things about you from Mike (Heb), it’s almost like I knew you.

  8. Cindy and I have always been so interested in Jeraldo’s watches. Every time we saw him we would always admire them. He is so special and I am going to miss him and Cindy and I feel so sad that this has happened. No words….just love!

  9. Jerry,

    Not only were you my brother in law for 30 years but a friend since the age of 14. You gave the best hugs and had such a huge presence. You will be so very missed! Rest in heaven!

    Wendy Hernandez

  10. Jerry, you hold a special place in our heart. You always made us laugh. We love you and know God will put His loving arms around your wife and family to keep them safe

  11. Jeraldo, Thanks for 30 years of sunshine! I’ll miss running into you at Walmart. Rest In Peace my friend.

  12. What an amazing guy to have known and been friends with. Phil and I couldn’t have ever asked for better neighbors for our first home than you and Carla. Always willing to help out in any way I needed, and always kept an eye on us and our home, which I am forever grateful for. Jeraldo, there are so many great memories Phil and I, as well as our families have with you. Rest easy my dear friend, you are greatly missed

  13. You lit up the room. May you be dancing in heaven. Carla lost a piece of her heart when you left, but she glorifies God knowing that you are now held by our Father in heaven.

  14. Our deepest sympathy to all your family on the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    God bless
    Tony & Cathy Passamonte
    Dan friend from work

  15. Many Grace and Truth football seasons spent competing and laughing with Jeraldo. He was a character, thick eye black under his eyes and always wanting to voice his opinion in the huddle to run the ball, (Mark his bro was a great running back) with him pulling of course!😂 As a teammate I received a phone call after every game(win or lose)for hours just talking! I was blessed to be invited and see him perform Elvis songs,Jeraldo was awesome! Till we meet again bother…Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalms 116:15 🙏

  16. I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I have very fond memories of him. He was a great guy.

  17. I was incredibly saddened to hear Jerry left us but know that he is in the presence of glory right now. Jerry i loved that you kept in touch with me through Facebook messages. Rest in the arms of Jesus dear cousin. We will miss you terribly.

  18. Dear Hernandez Family, We are so sorry for your loss. You could always count on a huge smile, laughs and great stories whenever our paths would cross with Jerry. What we will remember most is the friendship and adventures he shared with our brother Michael and the kindness he always showed for our parents. We hope the memories shared by all will help your family find peace in your lives. Jerry share a toast and some memories with Michael when he greets you in heaven.
    Peace and prayers, Scott and Nancy Zappia

  19. We’re both saddened to hear of the news of Jeraldo’s passing. Lived across the street from them and they always had a smile, a wave and some conversation. Always remember him smiling a lot, always semed to be in a good mood. We’ll miss him this summer, and seing him ride off on his motorcycle. RIP Jerry, you were a great neighbor.
    Alan and Wendy Houser

  20. Uncle Jerry,

    The light and energy you brought to any room we shared will live with me forever. You were a wonderful uncle and could always make me laugh. I’ll never forget childhood visits with you, Moe, and Fats, or you sparking my interest in motorcycles (which waned as I grew up) and in Elvis’ music (which has grown).

    Until we see each other again,

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