Walter Charles Hernandez, Jr

Published 6:02 pm Thursday, October 13, 2022

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Walter Charles Hernandez, Jr., a native of LaPlace and longtime resident of Potomac, Maryland passed away on Sunday August 21, 2022 at the age of 82.  He is survived by his wife, Sunny Hernandez and his children, Adam Hernandez (Kelly Myers), Betsy Dunnigan (Tim), and Chrissy Billigmeier (Bryan) and his seven grandchildren. He was the son of the late Anita Keating Holmes and Walter Charles Hernandez, Sr.  and brother of the late Sylvia Brady (late Milton), late Ronald Hernandez (late Carolyn), Walter Holmes (Nan), Suzanne Mastainich (late George), and Tommy Holmes (Cathy).

A former member of the LSU track team, he was a devotee of sports, weight lifting, and fitness. After completing his PhD in Physics at the University of Maryland, he was a professor and an entrepreneur who started two innovative technology companies and is recognized as the owner of 10 US patents.

Walter was a loving, devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He was an avid storyteller and teacher.  Though he was a resident of Maryland for most of his life, he always considered Louisiana home and traveled often for extended visits.

Fondly remembered as “Brother,” his family and friends are invited to a memorial service at Petra Restaurant in LaPlace starting at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 23, 2023.