Gil Conui Fernandez, 77, of Litchfield, formerly of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 9:24 p.m. at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. He was born on September 17, 1939, in Manila, Philippines , a son of Albino and Mercedes (Conui) Fernandez.
He graduated from the Polytechnic Colleges of the Philippines with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1963. He immigrated to the United States in 1972. He was a registered professional engineer in the states of Illinois and Ohio as well as his native country of the Philippines. He retired from the State of Illinois Department of Transportation in 2003.
Mr. Fernandez loved to play chess, blackjack, poker and mahjong. He married the former Delores Jean (Cranford) Fraser on November 2, 2015, in Hillsboro and she survives.
Additional survivors include three sons, Dennis Fernandez of Atherton, CA, Paul (Partner, Tom Sullivan) Fernandez of Boston, MA and Ryan Fernandez of Springfield; daughter, Marianne (Doug) Knox of Lincoln University, PA; and four grandchildren; Dylan, Natalie, Megan and Jared.
Private family inurnment will be held Friday, May 19 at the Cedar Ridge Cemetery in Honey Bend.
Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.