Dear Cruz Family,
What a gift Lenny Cruz was to the children of Pensacola. He gave his time so that these impressionable kids could learn and grow in a safe and loving environment. Lenny's focus was on education on and off the field and the kids benefited from it. These children will all grow up and remember Coach Lenny 's lessons and will all be better for them. God Bless you Lenny and thank you for all you did for all our kids. It was an honor knowing you and your beautiful family
Lenny "Sumo" Cruz, my classmate, team-mate and genuine human being as I knew him. May the Lord continue to bless his family & friends.
I met Lenny ("Sumo") at UF football camp in 1976 just before our senior year of high school. The next year our paths crossed again when we both pledged Sigma Chi. He never met a stranger and that huge smile never dimmed. A great guy and it's no surprise he influenced so many people. Rest in peace, my brother.
Susan and family, my heartfelt condolences on your loss. Our love ones never truly leave us. They live on in our memories and in the warmth they bring to our hearts.
I am saddened to hear about Mr Cruz. I did not know him but he always waved at me when he come by my dock in his boat.