Craciun Berry Funeral Home

7200 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH


Jack Cruz

12 March, 195724 November, 2019

Jack Cruz age 62. Dearly beloved father of Jessica Cruz and Jack (Jay) Cruz. Dearest grandfather of Kaelynn and Gage. Beloved brother of Onil, Fred (Renee), Ray (Pattie) and Michael (Shannon). Beloved son of Shirley (nee Herman) and Onil Cruz (both deceased). Dear friend, cousin, nephew and uncle of many. He was a Jack of all trades and a now a master of all. Family will receive friends Friday November 29, 2019 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.


  • Visitation Friday, 29 November , 2019


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Roberta Price

November 29, 2019

Jack was a funny guy and a good friend. When he asked for a place to stay I couldn't say no because he needed help. He always helped me out with fixing things and he had every intention on doing it right this time. He loved his family so so much and he wanted everyone to be proud of him. He talked about his family and Matt Zone often. He just had me take him down memory lane and showed me the neighborhood on Herman. He was so funny and loved his family more than anything. Especially his kids! This is so heart breaking. I'm glad he found God. 🙏 My condolences to all.

Matt Zone

November 29, 2019

Jack Cruz was one of the most talented person I have ever known. He was our very own Herman Getto Rat, MacGyver.

Jack couldn’t repair or fix any mechanical or home-improvement project. Back in the mid-80s Jack self taught himself and me on how to be a DJ.

Jack, you were always one of the kindest person whom I have known, and I’m glad that there is no more pain, and you are resting with our Lord.

Fred Cruz

November 28, 2019

I knew one day this would come. But by no means was I ready to get that call that my oldest Brother Jack had passed away. Jack was a loving ,caring person with a kind heart he loved his entire family especially Jessica and Jay. The long talks we had about us as kids at our Grandma Herman’s house and all the good times . Jack battled for 30 plus years with his demons and I continued to pray for him. I would hug him and tell him that I loved him and I had hope for him especially when he didn’t and until his last breath I had hope for him. God Bless you and may you finally find peace. Rest In Peace Jack 🙏🏽

Renee Cruz

November 28, 2019

I can’t put into words what I am feeling right now. I always loved you as my brother and will cherish the good times. I will never forget the countless memories that I have of Jack the DJ, Jack Mr Fix Anything from a car to electrical, heating, plumbing, welding etc. Jack the writer and the philosopher.

I pray that you have finally found peace.

Kristin Brown

November 27, 2019

Jack was always full of jokes and loved to laugh and that's how I will always remember him thank you for all my child hood memories I love you Uncle Jack take care of Grandma Shirley rest in heaven till we meet again.

Tina Blankenship

November 27, 2019

Jack gave me two wonderful and beautiful children. My heart is saddened they will no longer have their father. I hope he is at peace at last. Love to family and friends.
Tina (Fredericy/Cruz) Blankenship

Rob Dennis

November 26, 2019

My sincerest condolences to the Cruz family. I may have been very young but have great memories of Jack when he was married to my Mother (Bev). I was always grateful to the way his family welcomed me into their lives. The fun times with Jessica and Jay as children playing around the yard. Walking to school or bus stop with Michael in the morning. And the consistent warming embrace of his Mother Shirley....who has always been Grandma Shirley to me.

I’m glad we got reconnected and spoke with one another on the phone just recently, catching up after a 33 year gap!
Lots of laughs and memories shared.

May you rest in peace “Daddy Jack.”

Chris Marinella

November 26, 2019

So sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was such a hard working guy, a tradesman of all feilds. There wasn't a thing he couldn't fix. Thoughts and prayers going out to the Cruz family. You know he's one of God's Carpenters now. Rest in peace Jack. God bless!

Bev Marshall

November 26, 2019

I can't believe the magnitude of loss I feel! Jack, you were my first love as a child, then my husband. There are way too many memories flooding my heart and mind to count. You will always be a part of me and I will never lose sight of all the good memories we shared. I'll see you again someday.

My prayers and deepest sympathy goes out to the Cruz family and all the family and friends surrounding them at this time.

Love and prayers to you all!

Carol Peck

November 25, 2019

My prayers are with all the family may he rest in peace. I've just been back in touch with him when he reached out on Facebook. So my memories are from my younger years back in Herman years. So I'm sorry I didnt get to know of his years now. But it was nice to catch up alittle. May he RIP and again I am so sorry for his family's loss.