The story that surrounds the loss of Jose Fernandez keeps getting more and more heart wrenching. About 20 blocks north of the wreck, a bag of balls autographed by Jose were found. It’s to be assumed that they were on the boat that Jose 2 of his friends, 27-year-old Emilio Macias and 25-year-old Eduardo Rivero, were tragically killed in early Sunday morning.


A funeral procession and public viewing for Fernandez will take place Wednesday for fans who want to pay their final respects.

Fans are invited to gather at the West Plaza at Marlins Park for his final departure. Fans will have complimentary access to park in a surface lot on the West side of the ballpark. The procession will depart at 2:16 p.m. and travel to Ermita de la Caridad (Shrine of Our Lady of Charity) located at 3609 South Miami Avenue for a blessing.

The procession will then travel to St. Brendan Catholic Church at 8725 SW 32nd Street in Miami where a public visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m.

A private funeral for Fernandez will be held Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, the Fernandez family requests charitable contributions to the JDF16 Foundation at the Miami Foundation.


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