Jeraldo Hernandez



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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


  1. Johnny and Andrea Hernandez on March 1, 2023 at 8:51 pm

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

  2. Johnny and Andrea Hernandez on March 1, 2023 at 8:57 pm

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

  3. Sue Gibbs on March 2, 2023 at 9:11 am

    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. Michael Heberle on March 2, 2023 at 9:11 am

    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. Tony Rivera on March 2, 2023 at 10:11 am

    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. Nydia Rivera on March 2, 2023 at 10:19 am


  7. Michael Heberle on March 2, 2023 at 10:55 am

    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. Susan Sewert on March 2, 2023 at 11:42 am

    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. Wendy Hernandez on March 2, 2023 at 11:48 am

    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! Love, Wendy Hernandez

  10. Tom & Janis Cipolla on March 2, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    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. Gina Swan on March 2, 2023 at 5:22 pm

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

  12. Stephanie Tomasso on March 2, 2023 at 7:53 pm

    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. Lynda Rossi on March 3, 2023 at 7:56 am

    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. Tony Passamonte on March 3, 2023 at 8:44 am

    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. Roger and Amalia Wolford on March 3, 2023 at 8:49 am

    We are blessed to have known jeraldo. May he rest with peace and love .

  16. John Bianca on March 3, 2023 at 9:38 am


  17. Jodi Ogden (Gadbaw) on March 3, 2023 at 3:47 pm

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

  18. Carmen Salome on March 3, 2023 at 9:50 pm

    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.

  19. scott Zappia on March 4, 2023 at 3:46 pm

    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

  20. Alan Houser on March 5, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    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

  21. Anthony Hilbert on March 7, 2023 at 4:04 pm

    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, Anthony

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