HIRAM, 58, on September 20, 2013. Dearest husband of Vida (nee Rivera) Cruz, and beloved son of Luz Carrillo and stepson of Juan Cartagena. Mr. Cruz is also survived by his brother, Osvaldo Cruz, Jr., sisters, Miroslava Cruz and Jennie Cartagena, his daughter Lygia Cruz (Joanne Cusack) and Maya Cruz and his two granddaughters, Reina Cruz and India Cruz. Mr. Cruz was in the United States Navy honorably serving as a Marine Machinist and at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. He was known to all who knew him for his jokes, his humor, his kindness and his extreme generosity. Family and Friends are invited to his Life Celebration 9 A.M. and Mass of Christian Burial 10 A.M. Tuesday, Sept 24, 2013 at St. Helena Church, 6161 North 5th St., Phila., PA 19120 where friends may call at the Church by 9 A.M. Interment will be private at the request of Mr. Cruz's family.
Family Service by GEITNER/GIVNISH OF OLNEY....215-224-6300.
Published in Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on Sept. 23, 2013