Cristina H. Hernandez, age 74, of East Chicago, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at St Catherine Hospital, East Chicago. Cristina is survived by her loving daughter, Maria A. "Reina" Pena and sons, Javier Galvan and Raul A. "Rudy" Davila; grandson, Alex Galvan; five brothers: Jose, Alfred, Jesse (Esther), Ruben (Connie) and David Hernandez; sister, Anita Lopez; fond uncle Julian Hernandez; special cousin, Liz Cavazos and many other cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends. Preceded in passing by her parents, Jose and Manuela Hernandez; granddaughter, Amanda Crystal Malave; brothers: Raymond, Arturo, Daniel and Juan "Rico" Hernandez; sisters: Rosa Munoz and Carmen Valenzuela.
Friends may meet with the family on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm at Oleska-Pastrick Funeral Home, 3934 Elm Street, East Chicago, Indiana. Funeral Prayer Services will be at 7:00 pm with Deacon Raymond Helfen officiating. Cremation Service will follow. Burial services at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary, Indiana, will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Cristina was a lifelong resident of East Chicago. She retired from Inland Steel Company with 22 years of service and was a member of United Steelworkers Union Local 1010. Cristina adored her loving and devoted pets and if you knew her, you knew that her pets were very important to her, Especially, late Lobito & late Coqui, also, her pets that will miss her: Lexi, Kazoo, Newman and Chiquita. Cristina loved watching her Hallmark channel and enjoyed looking through recipe books with her daughter, Reina. She will always be remembered for her strength, her tough love, her kindness and willingness to help others. She will dearly missed by all of her loving family and friends.
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