This is Dad in his basement workshop where he made wood carvings & paintings.  Some of his work can be seen on his daughter's website: colleenhammondart.com
Reyes Fernandez
  • 90 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 6, 1919
  • Date of passing: Aug 13, 2009
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Reyes Fernandez who was born on January 6, 1919 and peacefuly passed away on August 13, 2009 .
We will remember him forever. In memory of Reyes we are requesting that a donation be made to: Light House Hospice 1040 Kings Highway N., Suite 100 Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 Our deepest gratitude goes out to the wonderful staff at Light House Hospice who gave us such wonderful support through this time.  Special Thanks to Tricia and Awol.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by ed obrien on 13th August 2016

"reyes miss you all the time. my kids are are all fine thank god and so our my grandkids i wish you could have met them they would melt your heart and make you you laugh like hell. they got a little reyes in them if you know what i mean. love always eddie."

This tribute was added by Colleen Hammond on 13th August 2016

"7 years today.  I miss you so. XO"

This tribute was added by Erin Zippel on 7th January 2016

"Happy Birthday Grandpa.  I forgot to play the lottery again on your birthday this year, but I thought of you all day yesterday.  I love you."

This tribute was added by ed obrien on 7th January 2016

"thinking of you every time I see my grand kids just knowing what you did for them and me. thank you. I love and miss you. eddie."

This tribute was added by Colleen Hammond on 6th January 2016

"Hey Dad,

Happy Birthday.  I miss you and think of you often.  You still give me strength knowing you loved and cared for us. XOXO"

This tribute was added by ed obrien on 17th August 2015

"hey reyes miss you love your still my best friend thanks to you and ruth for every thing you and ruth did for me and erin and shane, ill never forget you."

This tribute was added by Erin Zippel on 13th August 2015

"Hi Grandpa.  I miss you too.  Your house isn't the same without you.  Grandma hangs in there, but I know she doesn't want to.  Probably b/c she keeps saying she'd like to die soon.  Ah, Grandma.  Have an oatmeal cookie up there for me today.  I love you."

This tribute was added by Colleen Hammond on 13th August 2015

"Hey Dad,

I miss you.  Mom's not happy with her situation.  No one is, but doing our best to care for her. She misses you.  Why not take her on a date, if you get my drift.  I know you do. I can share anything with you.  I may miss the Fest this year.  A bad tooth.  But keeping up your tradition and getting it pulled today.  Wish me luck.  Your loving daughter, Colleen"

This tribute was added by Colleen Hammond on 6th January 2015

"Happy Birthday Dad.  We miss you so much.  If I cook it will you come? haha."

This tribute was added by Erin Zippel on 13th August 2014

"Hi Grandpa.  I was over your house today, thinking of you.  Grandma and I sat on the porch.  It was almost as if I could feel you with the warm breeze.  It made me smile.  I miss you.  I love you - always."

This tribute was added by Colleen Hammond on 13th August 2014

"Dear Dad,
I'm here at Fest again. Always thinking of and missing you. My love always, Colleen"

This tribute was added by Judy Armstrong on 13th August 2014

"Uncle Reyes -  Has it really been 5 years!!!  I so remember the laughing moments and the years of serious hard work you did.  I have one of you birds on my book case where I can see it every day.  Have you carved any harps lately."

This tribute was added by Erin Zippel on 6th January 2014

"Happy Birthday Grandpa.  I miss you a lot.  I will try to remember to play the lottery today for you."

This tribute was added by Judy Armstrong on 6th January 2014

"Uncle Reyes - I have one of your birds and my Barnum Bailey circus hat to remind of you.  Both have happy places in my bedroom.  Miss you.  Hugs,  Judy"

This tribute was added by Colleen Hammond on 6th January 2014

"Happy Birthday Dad.  I miss you immensely."

This tribute was added by Erin Zippel on 13th August 2013

"HI Grandpa,  I miss you so much.  I tell my kids stories about you all the time.  I also tell my dad he has a lot to live up to being a Grandpa to my kids b/c I had the best one every made.  I love you!  -Erin"

This tribute was added by Colleen Hammond on 3rd August 2013

"Hey you.  Miss you so much. Mom wants you home again.  She's ready at any moment to meet you at your new home.  She's doing OK though.  Much love, your daughter Colleen"

This tribute was added by Bernice Fernandez Barela on 2nd August 2013

"" Hello Uncle Reyes," Thinking & missing you Always, I believe you continue to be in my heart yesterday, today and always. I'll always remember Uncle Reyes, Auntie Ruth, Cousin Christine & Colleen, were coming to town and every body meeting @ Grandma PePa's House, what wonderful memories, will forever Chairish them.Luv You always: Bernice Fernandez Barela, bbarela777@msn.com, 575-642-9015"

This tribute was added by Sandra bURK on 6th January 2013

"Hi Reyes,
I will always remember you and I keep a very special place in my heart for you! When I go and visit Ruth it just isn't the same without you sitting in your recliner giving me that grin and chuckle when I would come and visit. Missing you bunches. Love, Sandy"

This tribute was added by Michael Conaway on 6th January 2013

"Reyes, your missed very much, when I look at your artwork, they bring a big smile to my face. Anytime I see the ocean, I think of you, and the fun we all had as a family. All our love the Conaway's"

This tribute was added by Colleen Hammond on 6th January 2013

"Still missing you.  I keep the painting I did of you in front of my computer where I look at every day.  XO"

This tribute was added by ed obrien on 13th August 2012

"3 years have gone by and the hurt is always there as long there is a moore st in lenola there will always be reyes in my heart and that is foever, love you miss you.eddie"

This tribute was added by Colleen Hammond on 6th January 2012

"Happy Birthday Dad. Mom wishes you were around to see Carter. I've downloaded a picture for you. We all wish you were still around.  When I think of you, it makes me smile.  I miss you.  With all my love, your daughter, Colleen.
P.S. If I cook it will you come?"

This tribute was added by shane o'brien on 6th January 2012

"Grandpa thank you for taking care of Erin and me
Growing up who showed us so much love.Everything
From playing sports with us and shore trips.wish you
Were here!"

This tribute was added by melody Buckingham on 5th January 2012

"I don't know you or your family. I can tell how much you are loved and missed. I just lost my Mother Nov.14 2011 @ 6;10 am.. I miss her so much.My Mom was 89 years old."

This tribute was added by Sherry Eboch on 17th August 2011

"So I see where you get your talent at Colleen.  I do not have any pictures but after being on this block for 30 years, I miss the front porch group and looking out the window seeing Reyes walk down the street.  I am thankful for having known him."

This tribute was added by ed obrien on 14th August 2011

"i cant believe two years have gone by i think of you all the time  i see the thinks you made for me and it reminds me of all our good times youre stillmy best friend i love you reyes eddie"

This tribute was added by Sandy Burk on 13th August 2011

"Today we are Celebrating Reyes Life! The years keep going by quickly but I will forever hold the memories I had with Reyes in my heart.
Miss you!
Love Sandy"

This tribute was added by Colleen Hammond on 13th August 2011

"Hey Dad,

Mom & I miss you.  Mom carries the picture of you that's at the top of this page.  I've been painting from old family photos and have done one of your mom & sisters. XO"

This tribute was added by Erin Zippel on 13th August 2011

"Grandpa,

I think about you all the time.  I named my son Carter Reyes, after you.  You filled my life with wonderful memories and I'll pass them on to him.    - Erin"

This tribute was added by Michael Conaway on 13th August 2011

"Can't believe it's been 2 years, I really miss him, he was such a fun and caring person. I will always remember watching baseball games down at the shore, going down the beach and watching him going into the water like a little kid, and he was in his 80's. Take care, Reyes,"

This tribute was added by dawn hammond-sammet on 25th August 2009

"I have sweet memories of Reyes proudly showing off his wooden birds in the workshop in the basement.  Calm, quiet and creative."

This tribute was added by Theresa Swartz on 23rd August 2009

"Condolences to Colleen and the family.  You are in my thoughts."

This tribute was added by heidi gillespie on 23rd August 2009

"Condolences to Colleen, Steven, Noah, Colleen's sister...
    Sounds like you will hold many sweet memories..."

This tribute was added by Michael Conaway on 23rd August 2009

"I will always remember our times at the shore, watching the All Star Games and the wonderful times on the beach (watching him in his 80's on the Boogie board and riding the waves! WOW). xxxoo Conway's"

This tribute was added by Ron Zippel on 22nd August 2009

"I always enjoyed the Sunday afternoon visits and our baseball conversations.  Thank you for making me feel so welcomed.  You are truly missed!"

This tribute was added by Ingrid Engelhard on 20th August 2009

"Hi Colleen & family, I just wanted to send my prayers to you all! Sandy gave me this address and I wanted to  light a candle for your father!"

This tribute was added by Sandy Burk on 20th August 2009

"Reyes I will always remember your laugh and being so kind to me all my life. You will be in my heart forever. God Bless!"

This tribute was added by x fo on 20th August 2009

"Peace"

This tribute was added by Erin Zippel on 19th August 2009

"Hey Grandpa.  I'll treasure the memories of our time together for the rest of my life.  The baseball games, wheel barrel rides, endless supply of take-home food containers.  I'll love you always!"

This tribute was added by Judy Armstrong on 18th August 2009

"Uncle Reyes,  Your life is a model for those of us who remain to follow after you.  You are already missed by those who love you."

This tribute was added by Colleen Hammond on 18th August 2009

"I love you Dad. I will miss you very much."


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