Jose Luis Hermosa, 70, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend entered into the glory of his eternal life on Monday, February 19, 2018, at Valley Regional Medical Centered in Brownsville, Texas.
Joe as he was affectionately known to all, was a native and lifetime resident of Brownsville. Joe worked for Freedom Newspapers throughout most of his adult life as a photographer and also did freelance photography throughout the Valley and State. Joe was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed not only by his family and friends but by all those fortunate to have known him.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents: Manuela and Pedro L. Hermosa; a sister, Perla Egly; two brothers: Genaro and Pedro Hermosa; and his father-in-law, Louis P. Fromenthal.
Left behind to eternally treasure their memories of Joe is his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 52 years: Lynn K. Hermosa; his children: Scott (Debbie) Hermosa, Joseph Paul (Demetria) Hermosa MD, Christine (Eduardo Gamez Jr.) Hermosa, and Melissa (Michael) Brown; 8 grandchildren: Veronica, Joe Nathan, Ethan, Michael, Miranda, Baylor, Hunter, and Alexandria; his mother-in-law, Myrtle J. Fromenthal; his former daughter-in-law, Virginia Boissonneault along with numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family members.
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018, and continue through 9:00 p.m. in the East chapel at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home. A rosary service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening. We ask that everyone go directly to the church for the Funeral Mass as there will not be a procession from the funeral home to the church. The Funeral Mass is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Friday, February 23, 2018, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1914 Barnard Road. All services will conclude after the Mass with cremation will follow.
Our deepest condolences on the passing of your husband, Joe. He was the BEST photographer that the Brownsville Herald has ever had. The man was a professional and his expertise will certainly be missed by those that he worked with. His photos were BEAUTIFUL!! I remember him taking many phenomenal photographs of my brother, Senator Eddie Lucio and his functions. May he rest in peace. (I graduated with you all in 1965.)
Ruben and Bertha (Bertie) Lucio-CaballeroRancho Viejo, TX
Dear Lynn, we extend our sincere condolences to you & the family. We are deeply saddened for your loss. Joe was a truly a one-of-a-kind friend always friendly, kind & informative. His photography a legacy for all to enjoy. May the memories warm your hearts, fill your minds & carry you through the days ahead. Lovingly, Mike & Rita Eckert
Mike & Rita EckertBrownsville, TX
My condolences to you, Lynn and your children. I let the guys (Ciro Flores, Felix Recio , & Joe Miller) who grew up with your brother, Louie and you know of Joe's passing. You were always the little sister that we avoided. Later after you married Joe, I never saw either of you alone. Last week when I saw you at HEB I never thought to mention it. You were fortunate to have Joe as your husband and soulmate for so long.
Hopefully will attempt to make Friday's services.
Henry G. Kenneson, JrBrownsville, TX
Dear Melissa, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear father. My condolences to you, your mother, siblings, and the entire Hermosa family. My prayers are with you.
From your Sharp teacher,
Mrs. Frances G. Maata
Frances G. MataBrownsville, TX
Although I had not seen Joe in years, I can still remember his infectious laughter and smile and the joy that he brought to all the people around him. I know he will truly be missed by all! My condolences to the Hermosa family for their great loss!
Lorenzo ColungaDallas, TX
Deepest Condolences. God Bless...
Frank SosaRichmond, TX
My deepest condolences to the Hermosa family, his wife, childsm, grandchildren, and extended family members. My memories of Joe are very nostalhic for me. He was a handsome young man with a wonderful personality, and a beautiful smile, and beautiful eyes. He was always happy and smiling. Rest in eternal peace, dearJoe. It was a real.joy to have known you.
Rose Santos ThompsonAustin, TX
Prayers of comfort and peace. I am so sorry.
We are deeply saddened to hear of Joe's passing! At this difficult time in your life, we pray that God will grant you the serenity and peace that you need to get through this. Stay strong and know that you are remembered in our thoughts and prayers.
With Deepest Sympathy!
Marylou and Floyd Davis
Marylou DavisKempner, TX
My condolences to all. Joe was definitely one of a kind. I will never forget his great smile and his warm heart. I will miss him.
Eduardo MartinezBrownsville, TX
My condolences to the Hermosa family. Joe was one of a kind and had one of the most gentle souls ever! I will miss his smile and his random, but beautiful pictures he would send me. He will be missed.
Jennifer CarinhasBrownsville, TX
Joe you will always be remembered for your smile, laughter and wonderful talent. I will always remember your happy spirit. Every time you would walk in you had confidence and it showed. It was a pleasure to work with you. You will definitely be missed. Hasta luego.
Veronica F. DiazHarlingen, TX
Our prayers are with the Hermosa family. Growing up with Melissa and Christine brought many beautiful memories of their kind, caring, funny and amazing dad... and his wonderful camera, capturing those special moments we will always treasure. He will be extremely missed. My heart goes out to you all.
Joanna Moccia (Gomez)Winston Salem, NC
My condolences to the Hermosa family. In this critical time the Bible can offer us a source of comfort. At John 5: 28, 29 it says, “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” So very soon God will bring about a time where not only our loved ones will return., but they will return to a world where death will be no more.
Jazmine CappaAtlanta, GA
I deeply sadden at the loss of such a great individual. I offer my condolences to Lynn and Joe's family. I had the good fortune to see his work and see him work. We lost a man with a great eye for the beauty of our world and one that could preserve it a picture. Still, he will be remembered more for the light he brought to our lives than the light he captured on film.
Remi GarzaSan Benito, TX
Un privilegio conocerte, Joe. Hasta pronto.
Condolences to the Hermosa family on the loss of your loved one. Special thoughts to Christine and Melissa. I’m very sorry.
Frances BarreraBrownsville, TX
My condolences to Hermosa family. I had the honor of had met Joe back in the 80’s and 90’s from the Brownsville Herald the sweetest person you can know. 📸
Irasema GarciBrownsville, TX
Sorry for your lost n our prayers are with the Family. My name is Alicia (Masie )Barbosa Valdez. I am Butch Barbosa sister. I wish I could be there with all of you but I will be out of town n return Sunday. Lynn ,Jose Luis always had a beautiful smile. I can still see him when he was little like Butch. They always played together at our house . His grandma lived next door to us. He might have passed on to a better n blessed place but his love is all around you.
Tony n Alicia ValdezMcAllen, TX
Joe, you will be missed. So many great memories of growing up together at St. Joe and seeing you later as adults, with the latest professional camera around your neck--always looking for the perfect photo.
Rest in peace, my friend.
Robert EstradaFort Worth, TX
Love and respect for you Joe!
You always had a good things to say about everybody, and them about you…
Eddie PerezBrownsville, TX
Joe was one of a kind. Always with a smile.He was so much fun to be around with. I so enjoyed our days working as reporters. Many times we spent hours on a story waiting to get the photo or the video and he always kept us laughing. He was an incredible photographer. I loved his most recent posts on Facebook, sharing his work with everyone. Every time i saw one of his photos, it was like..Wow! Lynn...you and your family are in my prayers. Joe...you will be so missed. rest in peace.
Letty FernandezBrownsville, TX
Our deepest condolence to the entire family. Joe always loved being around the family. He always took pictures of all the children looking for Easter eggs and playing games. Joe will be missed alot.
Charlie and Norma ChavezBROWNSVILLE, TX
Our condolences to Lynn and Joe's family (although we never met them). We will never forget Lynn and Joe's hospitality after Hurricane Dolly. They took us in when we lost power at our home for several days. Will miss his smile and gregarious personality.
Lucio CastilloSan Benito, TX
Our deepest condolences to the family. He was a good friend.
Juan & Sylvia MendozaBrownsville, TX