Jose Antonio “Joe” Fernandez. Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Jose Antonio “Joe” Fernandez. Sr.

September 28, 1954 - December 13, 2022

Jose Antonio “Joe” Fernandez. Sr., age 68, of Bear, DE, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.

Born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, on September 28, 1954, he was the youngest son of the late Rosendo Fernandez and Ruperta Colon.

Joe had such a zest and passion for life. He gave so much of himself to others. He was the epitome of selflessness. He was a proud “Nuyorican” having lived most of his life in the Bronx. He adored animals, traveling, and music. He loved baseball and enjoyed coaching and umpiring little league games. Joe was a huge NY Yankees fan. Joe lived his life in service to others and exemplified that by working as a postman, limousine driver and ultimately retired as a doorman. Joe had a fantastic sense of humor and was a great storyteller.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his siblings, Celso Alvarez and Juan Ramon Alvarez. He is survived by his children, Zynnette Fernandez, Erika L. Fernandez (Robert “JR” Lopez), Jose A. Fernandez, Jr. (Sonya Hall), and Tanya M. Fernandez; step children, Anya E. Nieves (Travis Morgan) and Edwin Nieves III (Zeilis Rodriguez); and grandchildren, Destiny, Jalyne, Aubrey, Josiah, Jeremiah, Tristan, Ava, Jaxx, Evee, Arya and Scarlett. As well as countless family and lifelong friends Michelle Alvarez, Esther Rosario, Haydee Montero, Ramon “Bosco” Capó, Lou Diaz and many more.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 1:30 pm. Interment will be held privately.


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8 Condolences for Jose Antonio “Joe” Fernandez. Sr.

  • I am so sorry for the lost of a wonderful person. I know our feeling for each other was mutual. RIP

  • Lost a friend and a brother. Will miss our telephone conversations. Rest in peace, my brother.

  • My deepest condolences. He will surely be missed. Love you guys
    stay strong.

  • RIP, Joe 🙏🎚️

  • Words cannot express knowing Jose (aka) JOE Fenandez!
    Loving, active, a girls guy LOL but most of all his love for his Kida and his Baseball team Yankees baby!!
    You have been a true person who loved me and disliked me but in the end cared enough to excuse your negativity towards me.
    Rest In Peace in GODS grace!

  • We offer our condolences to the family; both moms and I. He will forever have a special place in our hearts. And with great gratitude to our beautiful family he has given to us.

  • Continued prayers and love to you Tanya, family and friends. Thinking of all your shared memories brings a smile and I hope you find the same happens for you in the days to come. Love you and always a call away!

  • My love and my friend for a lifetime, you are now free. Thank you for all the love and joy you poured into all of us who had the privilege to have you in our lives. We will celebrate your life with each song, memory and smile on the lovely faces of your grandchildren. Your children are ok, and your legacy lives on. Rest in peace, BP.