Alexander, ‘Alex,’ Hernandez, of Aventura, Florida, an extraordinary and genuinely adored son, brother, fiance, and friend, died Saturday, February 29, 2020, of an acute cardiac event. He was 52. He was volunteering as a Ride Marshal in the Dolphins Cancer Challenge charity cycling event, as he had done since its inception.
Alex was a lifelong avid cyclist, competing, participating, and providing repeated successful crew support for many events like the 3000 mile ultra-distance Race Across America (RAAM) and the Dolphins Cancer Challenge.
After a severe car accident in his youth put a stop to his professional cycling career ambitions, he developed a passion for technology and computer networking that would eventually become his career. He would return to cycling again as a personal passion and he kept pedaling to his final breath.
Alex was also active in providing technical support to many Japanese anime conventions across Florida, and was on the board of directors of Mizucon.
Alex’s far-reaching impact is reflected in the hundreds of messages and pictures on Facebook from the incredible friends he deeply touched. His kindness and selfless priority to help others are referenced time and time again.
Survivors include: his mother, Lucy Romero; brother, Ivan Hernandez; sister-in-law, Denise Ihrig-Hernandez; nephews Benjamin and Grant Alexander Hernandez; niece, Amy Hernandez; fiance, Deborah Long Lookabill; our family in Colombia, the extended U.S. family and the fellow cyclists and friends from whence he drew so much inspiration and love.
Mass is being held Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 2:30 pm.
St. Coleman Catholic Church
1200 S. Federal Hwy
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 10:00 am - noon. The Dolphins Cancer Challenge organizers have graciously provided the venue.
Hard Rock Stadium - NW Club Level
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
We ask that in lieu of flowers, you contribute to the Dolphins Cancer Challenge, the charitable organization he held so dear. He rode for his sister-in-law, Denise Ihrig-Hernandez, who tirelessly continues to battle pancreatic cancer.
His memory is a true blessing to us all.
Peace be with you,
The Hernandez Family
Professional Services by
Gary Panoch Funeral Home & Cremations
6140 N Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33487
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