Jose Cayetano Fernandez
White Sulphur Springs-Jose Cayetano Fernandez, “Pepe,” was called home to the Lord on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014.
Pepe was born Aug. 7, 1930, in Havana, Cuba to Antonio Victorino and Maria Touzon Fernandez.
He became employed at The Greenbrier Hotel in 1951 and retired from The Greenbrier after 50 plus years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Pauline Butler Fernandez “Polly.” In addition, Pepe has four children: Pepito Fernandez of Gainesville, VA, Donna Fernandez (husband Craig Kaderavek) of Lebanon, VA, Marsha Fernandez (friend Kevin Powell) of Frankford and Anthony Fernandez (wife Michelle) of York, SC; three grandchildren, Christina “Maria” Fernandez of Atlanta, GA, Nicholas Fernandez of Conway, SC and Olivia Fernandez of York, SC.
He lost a brother two years ago, Antonio I. Fernandez, whose wife Teresa Touzon Fernandez still lives in Northern Virginia. His surviving siblings include Manuel V. Fernandez (wife Alma) of Northern Virginia and Gloria Dominguez (husband Vincente) of Miami Lakes. FL. He also has two nephews with families in Northern Virginia: Antonio Fernandez and Carlos Fernandez.
He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Some notable life experiences for Pepe include serving as an usher at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church for over 50 years. He has worked with many national and international dignitaries, politicians and business professionals. He was an avid golfer and even obtained recognition in Sports Illustrated for getting a hole in one on the par 3 18th hole at the Old White Golf Course. He received the distinguished West Virginian Award from Gov. Arch Moore.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Shanklin Funeral Home.
A Funeral Mass will occur at 11 a.m. Saturday at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with a Celebration of Life occurring afterwards.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to either the White Sulphur Springs Rescue Squad at P.O. Box 129, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986 (304-536-4122) or the Catholic Charities of WV for White Sulphur Springs, 114 W. Main Street, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986 (304-536-4177).