Celebrating the life of

Carlos Roberto Hernandez, Sr.

June 04, 1955 - August 29, 2020

Carlos Roberto Hernandez, Sr.

Carlos Roberto Hernandez, 65, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born June 5, 1955 in Manhattan, New York to the late Ernesto and Edna Hernandez.  Mr. Carlos Hernandez was selected for Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS) and Initial Entry Rotary Wing School (IERW) at Fort Rucker Alabama. Upon graduation Mr. Hernandez was assigned as a UH-1 helicopter pilot flying medical evacuation
missions. He completed various flying assignments in Hawaii, Liberia, and Alaska. His last military assignment was in Iraq where he served as Chief Helicopter Repair Technician supporting critical Medevac mission in a combat war zone. He was a recipient of several awards to include Global War on Terrorism, Iraq Campaign, USA Aviation Badge. Mr. Hernandez worked for ServAir supporting Aviation Special Operations and also for Gulfstream Aviation.  He was an avid golfer as well as a member of a local shooting club competing throughout the state of Georgia. He enjoyed cooking, traveling, listening to music as well as playing congas.  Carlos attended the Seed Church in Savannah.

Carlos had an open and outgoing personality fostering enduring relationships making friends with everyone he met and adopted father to many. He was also an honorary brother and uncle to many.  

He is survived by his wife, Maritsa F. Hernandez of Savannah, two sons, Carlos R. Hernandez, Jr., and Antonio Hernandez, both of Savannah, one daughter, Jessica Marie Hernandez of New Hampshire, four brothers, Rudy, Ricardo, Wally, and Eddie Hernandez, one sister, Rebecca Hernandez, one grandchild Paola Nunez, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be Friday, September 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel.  Burial will be 2:00 p.m. in Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, South Carolina.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Disable American Veterans (DAV) or Cancer Research. 
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Hi, this is Pete Quinn and served with Carlos in the Army. I'm truly saddened by the news and my prayers go out to the family. I love me some Carlos for sure! what a wonderful soul and a great friend. I know he is in a better place and I know we'll be with him in the future. God bless - pete

- Pete Quinn, Blythewood, SC

I’m very sorry to hear of his passing. I served in Iraq with him in 2004. He was a shining light during a dark time.

- Rebekah Highcock-Moore, Brunswick, Georgia

So sorry for your loss. I wish you peace and comfort as you grieve.


My most sincere condolence to Maritsa and the kids on their loss. I knew Carlos since High School and ran into him while serving in the Army, our friendship took of again, he was a good friend a good family man and a hero. He will live in my memory until the end of my days. Good bye my good friend, we will some day meet again. May God rest his soul in peace.

- Samuel Garcia Sr. , Atlanta, GA

I'm so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family.

- Wanda & John Oglesby, Statesboro, Georgia

Carlos was a dear friend and a wonderful person. And, all of us who knew him are better for having had him in our lives. My heartfelt sympathies and condolences go out to Maritsa and his remaining family. May he rest in eternal peace.

- Ken Maxwell, Savannah, Georgia

Our love and condolences, might not be there physically but always there in spirit and in our hearts. God now has a pilot for the angles. God bless you Carlos. Rest In Peace ..

- Johnny & Laura Figueroa & Family, Fair lawn , Nj

Our love and condolences, might not be there physically but always there in spirit and in our hearts. God now has a pilot for the angles. God bless you Carlos. Rest In Peace ..

- Johnny & Laura Figueroa & Family, Fair lawn , Nj

Papa Carlos was such a joy to be around and we always looked forward to hearing his life stories. Such a wonderful and funny man with a kind soul. We will miss you. Rest In Peace Carlos

- Patrick and Melissa, Milford, NH

He will be remembered by all of my family forever.

- Eugenio Andino Cruz, Davenport, FL

It was an Honor to serve in Iraq with him , I pray for y'all

- MSG (Ret) Lawrence G Schlernitzauer, Richmond Hill, GA

I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for Maritsa and family.

- Danny Peigh, Guyton, GA

My deepest sympathy to Maritsa and family. May the soul of my brother and friend rest in peace. Maritsa thanks for everything. I pray that our heavenly Father will guide and strengthen you today and always.

- William Cooper, Laurel, Maryland

Our heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to all. Carlos was more of a brother than a cousin. We will greatly miss his wit and charm and how he made you feel when you were around him. RIP Carlos, my friend.


My dear friend and brother, how much I will miss you. You have been like a brother to me and a father to my children, they grew up around you and Maritsa and Consider both of you as family. Cookie will miss you falling asleep playing dominoes and forever being late to events. I will miss our misadventures, fishing and playing golf. You are now in a better place and I know you are now pain free. I know this is not goodbye for I will be expecting to see you again, Rest In Peace and know that we love you and trust that God has healed you. Love you forever and we will be looking out for Maritsa and the boys.

- Edward Perez, Temple, Texas

Carlos and I went to Kuwait together we were tent mates. He was a lively one. He was smart. I accused him of writing all the Army regulations, he knew them all. My condolence he will be missed. RIP Carlos

- Herbert Davis, Savannah, Ga

May the Lord shine the brightest light upon you my cousin Roberto and your beatiful family. May they all find comfort knowing that we will all meet again in the presence of the Almighty God. May you rest in peace until we get there! My family and I salute you!

- Judy & Mar Discawicz & Polanco-Delgado family, Springfield, Massachusetts

Maritsa, Lucy, Jillian, Julian and I are all truly heartbroken and beside ourselves with grief and sadness. Just when you think you can't cry any more... Thinking back over all the years, all the wonderful times we all had, especially when all the kids were small. I miss those days. Carlos was the best. We love you guys with all our hearts.

- Michael Evans, Lake Ridge, Virginia

I am so sadden by your loss. He was a kind, funny, and generous man. Rest In Peace Carlos, you will be missed.

- The Earle Family, Hollis, NH

Gonna miss and love you forever Carlito. You were a part of so many special and not so special parts of our lives. We will cherish the memories always. Thankful that you are now pain free in peace flying high with the Angel's. Love, Neysa, Herbie, Gavin, and Gabrielle.

- Neysa Perez, Nevils, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel