Cruz L. Archer

May 7, 1957October 14, 2012

Cruz L. Archer Lansing, MI

Born May 7, 1957 in Lansing, the son of Jose and Crus Archer, passed away October 14, 2012 at the age of 55. He was preceded in death by his father, Jose Louis Archer; and sister, Jackie Latham. Surviving to cherish his memory are his mother, Crus (Florencio) Torres; brothers, Rolando (Marcie) Archer, and Jose (Elise York) Archer; sisters, Katherine Archer, Theresa (Greg Barlow) Fritch and Michelle (Ted) Keyes; step-brother, Florencio (Melinda) Torres, Jr.; step-sisters, Juanita (Robert) Lira, Guadalupe Torres, Esther Vasques, and Raquel Perez; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and numerous friends. Cruz was a resident of Lansing/East Lansing his entire life, living in the Towar Garden neighborhood for many years. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid sports fan enjoying all Michigan teams. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 19, 2012 at Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 201 W. Miller Rd., Lansing with the Rev. Frederick L. Thelen as celebrant. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI and one hour prior to the mass at the church. Interment will take place at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Thursday, October 18, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, October 19, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Friday, October 19, 2012

Cruz L. Archer

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October 21, 2012

So sorry to hear of your son's passing away ...its so sad to lose a child but always cherish the moments all the family had together with him...may God watch over him. & strong
Sally Towers
Tony Sullivan

Tom Pizana

October 20, 2012

Mi primo Chio, You are the only one in my heart That I truely lost control of my tears and feels.I can think of a thousands days growing up with you and always having fun.There will not be a day gone bye that I won't think of you. You always showed me your love and now it will be replaced by you memorys. As I watched the hundereds of love ones flow into the church I knew you were a great brother,son, friend and cousin.
Love you.

Christine Guardiola

October 19, 2012

Aunt Cruz,
My heart goes out to you and your family on this sad day. I remember Cruz as a child always making everyone laugh. It is sad that we have grown so far apart, but I have not forgotten my family roots.

October 19, 2012

Chio I love & miss you & your great big jolly laugh & the way you called me Sista already! I only hope & pray you knew how much you were loved & how many people loved you. Rest easy Friend-Your Kind Loving Spirit will live on in our Hearts Forever..

Timothy Delapaz

October 19, 2012

You have touched a lot of people throughout your life and you will be greatly missed! We have had a lot of good times together and a lot of good memories were made growing up as kids! My most recent memory was at my sons wedding with you and my dad dancing together lol. I named my youngest son after you and your mom and told you the name Cruz would live on! Love always cousin Timmy!

October 18, 2012

To my cousin chio I thank you for the wonderful memories you gave not only to me, but to the entire family always so full of happiness, and like My cousin Rudy said always with that million dollar smile the one thing I will remember about you is how much family always meant to you and that always stuck with me as I was growing up and maturing into the family man I am today. Thanks for being a part of out lives may u rest in peace mi primo grande with a heart of gold.

Theresa Fritch

October 18, 2012

Chio, I love you, save a place in heaven for me. I have your key you will always be in my heart. Remember me to God, now that I have a friend in heaven. I also have your pipe. Love Sis Theresa.

Nick Eastman

October 18, 2012

Love you, Miss you , Forever Friend.

October 18, 2012

Chio we will miss your smile, big heart and infectious laugh. Anyone who met you, loved you instantly. We will celebrate your life and the good times. Save us all a place up there!!! Madrina, Padrino, Joe, Ron & Michelle, we are so sorry that Chio's light went out way too soon. We are here for you.
Mando, Renee, Angel & Savanna Rosas

Ellen Coffman

October 18, 2012

Chio-I never met anyone with such a Giving, Loving & Warm Heart!! You could always make me smile..It was such a joy & a Blessing to know you..My Heart & Prayers go out to the whole family..He will Truly be Missed..Love Ellen