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David Ruiz Sr.


1924 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
DAVID RUIZ SR. Beloved Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather You will be missed and cherished forever. David passed away June 7, 2014 in Corona, CA, at age 89. He was born July 18, 1924 in Corona to Refugio and Beatrice Ruiz. He was the youngest of five children. David was a life-time resident of Corona. In his early years, he worked in irrigation at Foothill Ranch and also was a milk processor at Grand View Dairy. He then went on to work at Circle City Hospital from 1965 to 1978; and the Corona Police Department from 1979 until his retirement in 1992. He worked in the janitorial and maintenance departments. David also had his own janitorial business in Corona from 1965 to 1980. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Luisa Ruiz. Together they raised eight children. He is survived by his loving children, Joe Ruiz and his wife Janet, Jesse Ruiz Sr. and his wife Emma Guadalupe, Luci Ruiz-Hernandez and her husband Jimmy, Sally Ruiz-Cortez and her husband Moses, David Ruiz Jr. and his wife Sallie, Gloria Ruiz-Sabatelli and her late husband Jerry, Rufus Ruiz and his wife Sandra and Mary Lou Ruiz-Statham and her husband Bryan; his 11 grandchildren, Jesse Jr., Jennifer, Moses, Joey, Jenna, Ryan, Francesca, Jared, Alyssa, Nicole and Kaitlyn; and also seven great-grandchildren. Viewing will be held at Thomas Miller Mortuary on Friday, June 13, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM with rosary service beginning at 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Edward Catholic Church, 417 W. Grand Blvd., Corona, CA on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM with interment to follow at Corona Sunnyslope Cemetery.
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Published in Press-Enterprise from June 11 to June 12, 2014
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