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MISSION - Francisco "Chico" Hernandez, 85, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012, at Mission Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Hernandez was a longtime employee of the Mission CISD. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was stationed in Alaska.

Survivors include his children Mario Hernandez, Diana Hernandez, San Juanita Murillo, Leticia Garcia, Adriana Garcia, Elia Mendoza, Veronica Davis, Francisco Hernandez Jr., Gilda Solis; a brother, Carlos Hernandez; and 24 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death was his wife of 62 years, Elva Hernandez, and his parents, Pedro and Maria Hernandez.

The funeral mass will be held Tuesday, June 26, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial will follow at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery.

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