Simon Castillo Hernandez was born on November 29, 1937 in hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. He passed away on April 12, 2020 in Fullerton, California at the age of 82.
Simon loved to sing, dance, play the guitar, tell jokes and loved the casino. He was married to the love of his life Maria Hernandez for 42 years. Simon leaves behind 4 children, linda, Rosalie, Rico and Christina; Also 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 4 brothers, 2 brother-in-laws and 1 son in-law.
Simon served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and later transferred to the United States Army Reserves where he retired as an Army auto mechanic.
Simon will be missed by many and loved by all.
"+Everyone was always happy to see Sam arrive at all the Family Gatherings. So many fun times way back then. We would tell each other jokes he would always say how proud he was of his Family. Carolyn and I are so sorry for your loss. Gary and Carolyn Scarlett"
"So many precious memories to share with such a wonderful man. I can still picture him playing his guitar around a campfire, or in one of the family members backyard. It seemed that beloved Simon was always the joy of a gathering. I cant ever remember him being angry, just always full of joy. Ill forever cherish his embrace during the passing of my own father. Rest In Peace uncle Simon."
"Sitting in backyard after dinner and he would sing and play the guitar! Always made our girls trips there so memorable! Love Tammy"
"Where do you even start when you have had 36 years of being the granddaughter of such a beautiful man? I suppose I should let my mind just wander and the ones that make me smile I'll share. Sitting on your lap as a small child smelling spearmint gum in your pocket, hitting whatever keys on the piano while you continued playing whatever song you were playing, Dodger games, keno, reading Black Beauty to cami, planting a rose Bush for her, filling a piggy bank until it was too heavy for her to carry, watching horse races, your contagious laugh, your dad jokes, your hat, teaching me Spanish, sitting at the head of the table, your long nails, the smell of your cologne, you being my biggest fan when it came to performing, giving me 5 bucks for all A's on my report card, video chats making funny faces, you singing in Spanish, you singing Elvis Presley, teaching cami dominos, sitting on the swingset with you, and finally singing como la flor to you as the last song you would hear from me in your physical body. You are our sunshine and I am so blessed to have had you as my children's papa and my grandpa Simon. You would say to us don't cry tears for me, celebrate me and know I am with nana now. We will all see you eventually and until then we can be thankful that we have you as our guardian angel. I love you!"
"Im so sorry for your loss ! Sam was a very sweet man ,always nice to me and Bob! Im so glad We got to meet your mom and Sam and getting to live next door to them! The last time that I can remember is Bob and I having a drink and enjoying there company in there hot tub! I also loved hearing your Dad singing and playing his guitar! Have comfort knowing that hes now with your Mom!R I P Sam say hi to Bob for me OK ? "
"I know Sam is happy now with the love of his life. Im sure they are dancing and singing their hearts out. He is at Peace. Ive known Sam for over 50 years he was such a wonderful person but such a horrible joke teller. Even when I didnt get it I still laughed because he enjoyed telling the joke. I will miss him but know he is where he is happy now. My heart goes out to all his family. He was a big part of all their lives and will be missed by all. Dear Cousin Sam Rest In Peace and will always remember the great times we had."