Joshua Isaiah Ruiz

January 7, 1995August 27, 2018

Joshua Isaiah Ruiz, 23, passed away on Monday August 27, 2018. Joshua was born January 7, 1995 in Houston, Texas to Cecilia and Johnny J. Ruiz, Jr.

Joshua joined the United states Navy in 2015. He was a beloved son, grandson, brother, and loving uncle, who was strong, giving, and was known for his calm demeanor and sense of humor. Even at such a young age, he had traveled the world and accomplished much more than most adults.

Joshua is survived by his parents, Cecilia and Johnny J. Ruiz, Jr.; brother, Arthur Howard; niece, Charlie A. Howard; nephew, Ethan R. Howard; grandparents, Ernest and Rose Perez, and Roque H. and Estela Garcia; aunts and uncles, Kerri and Steve Hedspedth, Kevin and Diana Perez, Martin and Liliana Ruiz, David Ruiz, Roque and Deborah Garcia, Edwardo Garcia, Hector Garcia, Alejandro and Maki Garcia, Kristina and Romualdo Lavina; numerous cousins and a few close friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making contributions in Joshua's memory to Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd, Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, California 92057 US,; or Fisher House Foundation, 12300 Twinbrook Pkwy, Suite 410 , Rockville, Maryland 20852 US,


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Recitation of the Rosary Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  • Rite of Committal Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  • Reception Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Joshua Isaiah Ruiz

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Edward Garcia

September 6, 2018

Josh, may your soul rest in peace. May The Good Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour embrace you into his Kingdom and watch over you, until we meet again. You will always have a special place in my heart. May your spirit live on forever and watch over us. Now you are our Angel in Haven. Joshua thanks for all the great times we spent together. Love you always. Uncle Eddie. Rest in peace nephew.

Aunt K

September 5, 2018

Joshua my nephew I'm so grateful to have been a part in your life from the day you were born until the Lord called you home... gone too soon but this was God's plan. I will always carry you in my heart and remember the good times we shared. I will remember your great big smile and your laugh. I will ask myself at times what would Josh do because you were very wise for your age and gave me great advice. You lived a full life in your 23 years more than i have in my 44 years.
You'll never be forgotten my nephew. Much respect and luv
Until we meet again 💜

Cynthia Bernal

September 4, 2018

My deepest condolences to the Ruiz family for the loss of Joshua. He was such a quiet, sweet young man & it was a pleasure to have known him. From what I’m reading here, Josh had made & left a lasting impression on so may people..he will truly be missed. May The Lord comfort your family in your time of grief . Much love...Cyndie, Ernie & Deja ✝️☮️💟

Cecilia Garcia

September 4, 2018

That beautiful cheesing smile is unforgettable. Joshua was just 2 when I became part of the family. Always very loving & helpful. From the baseball to the football fields always tried & did his very best. Thank you Josh for given my kids someone to look up to. Your fighting spirit & contagious smile is something I will truly miss. Love you nephew I pray I said that enough to you in the time I was a part of your life.

Alison Kilfoyle

August 31, 2018

Joshua embodied empathy and humor. He spent 2 hours with me each day of his sophomore year, joyfully, learning about literature and writing. Joshua, however, added much more value to my life than I ever did to his. He taught me the power of conviction, perseverance, positivity, and hope. I hope to one day be as strong as he was or is.

C. L.

August 31, 2018

God didn´t grant me the honor of meet you personally, but those who told me about you told me that you had a big heart, that you were a wonderful son and that you filled your family and friends with love.

Without a doubt you have left an indelible mark on all those who had the blessed opportunity to meet you.

Your mission has been fulfilled boy, now you are again an Angel!!!

My most sincere condolences to the Ruiz and Garcia family

Hector Garcia

August 31, 2018

Josh you have left us with your blessing smile and love... You will never be forgotten... my nephew our Navy man... You have left us to bless others in heaven... till we meet again... Swing low swing chariot... Josh your chariot has come to carry you away... has come to take you home... my lil' man.

Elia Torres

August 31, 2018

Although I only had brief moments with Josh, as the registrar of the school, I can honestly say he was such a respectful, kind young man. Seeing him in passing in the hall of North Central he was always smiling. This is so shocking.

To his family may the arms of the Lord embrace and sustain you all during this most difficult time. Know that your son was a ray of sunshine for all that crossed paths with him.

Jessica Goetzman

August 31, 2018

I am sitting here and I'm so upset and hurt ... I cant believe this has happened! I am very sorry for your loss and it's a hard loss for me and the trailblazer family. I went to YES Prep NC with Josh. And oh my was he the kindest person that I have ever met! I was pregnant at the time we went to school together and all I ever heard was "Jessica are you ok? " "let me hold your backpack" there was never a time he wasnt trying to make sure I got to class just fine. I even brought my son to class one time and he said wow what a handsome guy! And he truly just brighten my day when I was not having a good day that day. I just cant believe he is gone. And from me and my family. Thank you for always taking care of me and my baby in that school full of crazy kids! It's an honor to know you! Thank you!

Ricardo Cortez

August 31, 2018

I can't believe ur gone bro u were a cool homeboy I remember all them fun times during lunch when yall would play football in the field and we would always scream josh rip ur shirt and one time u didn't mean to do it and u actually did it that was funny bro you will always be part of the trailblazer family am going to miss you bro...u in a better place easy my friend u will always be in our hearts bro