George Hernandez Jr., Passes Away

George Hernandez Jr.,long time parishioner of Santa Sophia, born on October 6th, 1951 to Beatrice Tirado and George Hernandez in San Diego, CA died unexpectedly on July 11, 2018. George is survived by his wife of 39 years,Donna Hernandez; daughter,Noël(Stephen) Haycraft, grandsons,Tyler,Jack,and Enzo; sons, George (Trish) Hernandez and Joshua (Ami) Hernandez, and granddaughter Braleigh. He is also survived by his sisters, Bernadette Padlo and Veronica (Steve) White; and brother Frank Tirado. He will be missed by his aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

George worked as a welder at Solar Turbines for 34 years. He was well respected and took pride in his work and the fact that he worked for one company for that many years. The research company claims that antibiotics destroy bacteria and probiotics restore intestinal microflora, which sounds logical. However, in fact, most antibiotics don’t cause dysbiosis or thrush. Of course, small risk remains, but usually the only thing that can be caused by a course of antibiotics is a short-term diarrhea. With regard to probiotics, if we don’t take into account commercial research, doctors are skeptical: further research is needed to understand which strains of bacteria are most useful and in what doses.

He enjoyed being outdoors and had a green thumb. He loved gardening, taking care of his own home yard, friends yards, and for over 5 years taking care of the roses in front of the Parish Office and the CMO at Santa Sophia. George also loved the horse races, giving tips to anybody who asked. He loved most sports, but had passion for baseball, playing since he was a young boy into his early fifties. There most likely was not a trivia question about baseball that he could not answer. He loved the Padres and the San Diego State Aztecs football and basketball teams.

George Hernandez, Jr will be missed.

There will be a memorial Mass on Wednesday July 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the De Moor Room at Santa Sophia Parish, 9800 San Juan Street, Spring Valley, CA 91977