Daniel “Danny” Hernandez

Date of Birth

August 2, 1948

Date of Death

April 17, 2023

Daniel “Danny” Hernandez of Carpinteria, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on April 17, 2023.

Born on August 2, 1948 to Domingo and Guadalupe Hernandez, Daniel spent his entire life in Carpinteria. He attended local schools where he excelled in sports including basketball and track. During his teenage years, he could often be found riding around town on his horse, Snake, which is also how he first met the love of his life, Linda.

Danny and Linda were high school sweethearts and married for 55 years. Together, they had four beautiful children. His wife and kids were the center of Danny’s life and nothing was more important to him than his family. They adored him just as much.

Danny adopted a love for the outdoors thanks to his father Domingo. He spent many years hunting deer and fishing with his dad, brothers, and other family members. He also loved music. You could always find him on the dance floor, two-stepping to his favorite songs and dancing with his wife. He was a big sports fan, often cheering on the Los Angeles Lakers and Dodgers, and of course, his Miami Dolphins.

The Hernandez home was often the hub where everyone gathered—full of love and always a good time. Danny and Linda had an open-door policy, welcoming family and friends into their home at all times. They loved hosting people and inviting everyone over for barbecues where Danny would cook his famous lemon chicken while enjoying a Coors Light and a shot of tequila.

For most of his adult life, he was affectionately known as “The Captain” or “Cappy” for short. He was the life of the party. His positive energy, charismatic smile, and zest for life made him well-loved by everyone. He would often say, “Whether I’m right or wrong, I’m still the Captain.” And he truly was the captain of his ship—caring, gentle, and someone that people could always depend on.

Danny was preceded in death by his father Domingo, mother Guadalupe, and brother Ruben. He is survived by his wife Linda; children Daniel, Wendy (Scott), Leah (Michael), and Michelle; grandchildren Alexia, Kaylee, Eliana, Santiago, and Cole; brothers Hank (Barbara), Vincent (Becky) and David; sisters Rebecca (Desmond) and Irene; half siblings Cynthia, Christina, and Michael.

The Hernandez family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Cottage Hospital for the close care they provided Danny in his final days.

A Rosary service will be held on Thursday, April 27th at 7pm at St. Joseph’s Church in Carpinteria. The funeral service will be held on Friday, April 28th at 10am at St. Joseph’s Church with a graveside burial immediately following at Carpinteria Cemetery. The family welcomes everyone to join for a celebration of life on April 28th at noon at Lions Park in Carpinteria.


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