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Alejandro Ernesto Hernandez

February 27, 1950 — April 29, 2024

Indianapolis, Indiana

Alejandro Ernesto Hernandez Padron of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away in his home on April 29, 2024. Alex was born in Matanzas, Cuba, on February 27, 1950, to Alicia de la Caridad Padron Moret de Hernandez and Claudio Rogelio Hernández Rodriguez. Alex came to America as a youth after the Cuban Revolution with his parents and two siblings, Alicia and Roger. After a short time in Miami, Alex and his family relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana, in October 1962, where they were sponsored by Mount Olive Methodist Church. Alex attended and graduated Ben Davis High School in 1969 and graduated from IUPUI with his bachelor's degree before completing further postgraduate studies in counseling and education at IUPUI. Alex started his career as a high school teacher and later shifted to teaching English as a second language for ELS Language Centers in Indianapolis. He was a passionate and gifted teacher and established deep bonds with his many students from around the world. 


Alex met his life partner, Sunao Nishimura in 1999. They spent many loving years together and were married in 2016. Alex was an art connoisseur and collected many works of art from local artists, many of whom he befriended. He was a lover of theater, poetry, and film and spent many hours passionately discussing the works of his favorite artists, playwrights, and directors. He was a very open and curious person and studied philosophy and esotericism throughout his life. He was authentic, compassionate, and kind and touched the hearts of many people during his life.


Alex is preceded in death by his parents, Alicia and Claudio Hernández, his brother, Roger Ernesto Hernandez and his cousin with whom he was very close, Haydee Flavia Hernandez Bannon. Alex’s surviving family members include his husband, Sunao Nishimura; his sister, Alicia Giralda Hernandez Allgood and her husband, Gerald Michael Allgood; his niece Alicia Maria Allgood and her husband; his nephews, Gerald Michael Allgood II, his wife, and their four children, and Jon Michael Hernandez and his four children.

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