Thomas R. “Tommy” Hernandez

Thomas R. “Tommy” Hernandez

Birth
Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
Death 28 Mar 2021 (aged 69)
Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
Burial Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 225230414 · View Source
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Thomas "Tommy" R. Hernandez passed away peacefully with his wife, Mary Margaret Goitia Hernandez , and their children by his side on March 28, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. Tommy was born to Tomas and Rosie Rodriguez Hernandez on September 1, 1951 and was a native of Flagstaff.

Tommy was graduate of Flagstaff Unified School District and Northern Arizona University (NAU). He lived a life of service to his community, both in his professional life and through many of his volunteer activities. He worked as a juvenile and an adult probation officer for over 30 years. Tommy has many friends and is well respected in his career field. In his early working years, he worked at Jeld-Wen, NCAC, and Chicanos Por La Causa. He was very active at San Francisco de Asisi Catholic Church serving in Jail ministry, Knights of Columbus, and the Friday Morning Men's Group Additionally, he served in the state prison ministry in Winslow. He served on the Coordinating Council on Mexican American Affairs (CCMAA) in which he was a member, officer, and on the scholarship committee. He was a long-standing member of AA and proudly tpuched the lives of many. His home group was The Acceptance Group.

Tommy also loved sports and was a huge fan of the Dimondbacks, Suns, Cardinals, Raiders, Flagstaff High School Eagles and NAU Lumberjacks. His many hobbies included collecting baseball cards, antiques, glass burritos (donkeys), and sports and Coke memoranilia. He also had an extensive Avon Collection. Tommy enjoyed researching local history and political issues. Tommy was a big movie buff and one of his greatest joys in life was going to the movies with his kids and grandkids. He also enjoyed coaching youth sports for his children and playing and coaching adult softball. His true passion was Kyokushin Karate. He was a Sensei for the Flagstaff Karate Club, and well respected in the martial arts community.

He is survived by his mother: Rosie Rodriguez Hernandez; his loving wife: Mary Margaret Goitia Hernandez; and four beautiful children: Tommy, Ambrose, Andrea and Santana. He is also survived by his siblings: Rosemary (Robert) Gonzales, Robert, Juanita (Felix) Carrillo, and Edward ( Juanita). He has four grandchildren: Christopher, Cayden, Natalie and Gabriella and numerous Aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father: Tomas C. "Tom" Hernandez; his maternal grandparents: Juan and Juana Rodriguez and his paternal grandparents: Jose and Alejandra Hernandez.


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  • Created by: Steve
  • Added: 2 Apr 2021
  • Find a Grave Memorial 225230414
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas R. “Tommy” Hernandez (1 Sep 1951–28 Mar 2021), Find a Grave Memorial no. 225230414, citing Calvary Cemetery, Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Steve (contributor 46910933) .