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Raymond Lee Cruzan

September 27, 1967November 1, 2020
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Raymond "Ray" Lee Cruzan, age 53, of Las Vegas, Nevada passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020. Raymond was born on September 27, 1967 in San Jose, CA to his parents, Lawrence and Alice Cruzan. Ray was a loving and devoted father to Lawrence and Margaux. Ray was also a man of faith and compassion who served his community as a Police Officer with Clark County School District. He has been an active member in his church and has always been willing to help anyone in need. In addition to spending quality time with his children, Ray enjoyed riding his motorcycle, listening to music and watching the 49ers play football. His hearty laugh, quick wit, and inquisitive nature will surely be missed by all who knew him. A memorial service for Raymond will be held Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Palm Northwest Mortuary, 6701 North Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89131. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmnorthwest.com for the Cruzan family.

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frank veneruso

November 21, 2020

TODAY I LAID TO REST MY FRIEND RAYMOND CRUZAN, RAY HAD BEEN MY FRIEND OVER 20 YEARS, GOOD MAN WHO WOULD OFFER HIS HELP IN ANY MATTER AT THE DROP OF A HAT, RAY WAS A CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL POLICE OFFICE, WHEN PATTY'S SON WAS BEING BULLIED AT SCHOOL I CALLED RAY FOR ADVISE ON HANDLING THE SITUATION, HIS ANSWER WAS "WHAT SCHOOL DOSE HE GO TO? I'LL MEET YOU THERE IN A HALF HOUR, RAY DROVE OUT OF HIS DISTRICT ON HIS LUNCH HOUR TO ASSIST PATRICIA, WHO HE HAD NEVER MET BEFORE, AND I IN OUR SITUATION, THOUGH THERE WASN'T MUCH HE COULD DO AS IT WASN'T A SCHOOL HE PATROLLED, HIS PRESENCES SENT THE MESSAGE THAT PATTY HAD A LITTLE JUICE, AND IN VEGAS JUICE IS EVERYTHING. RAY WAS A GOOD FATHER, GOOD SON AND JUST A GOOD PERSON, I LOVE YOU RAY AND YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED, REST WELL MY BROTHER, YOU'LL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

Tracie (Carey) Cannon

November 21, 2020

I've known Ray since junior high at St. Lawrence Academy. He was always such a sweet, gentle soul. I remember five of us getting caught off campus during lunch and panicking as we all had to face the music with our Dean, Mrs. Harrell. Years later, during our 20th reunion, our classmates were all together, laughing and enjoying the evening and there was Ray, quietly watching the shenanigans, softly giving his take on the events. You were such a gem. I will miss you. May you rest easy and your children find peace.

Marlene Peterson

November 21, 2020

There are no words. It's hard enough to lose someone as SPECIAL to me as Ray; but even harder that I can't be with you today. I have many PRECIOUS memories of Ray that I hold in my heart. Ray was my student at St. Lawrence Academy. It has meant so much to me that we we were still in touch. I recall his many kindnesses, his quick but always sincere smiles and his numerous friends. I also have very SPECIAL memories of his loving and supportive parents. Please know that I am with you in spirit today. Ray will be missed.

Marilyn Golden

November 21, 2020

Cousin Ray. You are so loved and will be missed by so many. Years of fond memories of all our family gatherings. Fun times around the pool in Vegas and gatherings in Montana and California. I will miss our telephone conversations and your smile and caring ways. I will pray each day for Lawrence and Margaux for strength to continue to make you so proud, as I know they will. Until we meet again. I Love You. Cousin Marilyn ๐Ÿ’–

Karen Hicks-Jacques

November 21, 2020

Ray was one of my oldest and dearest friends. We met in elementary school and became fast friends along with another boy named Scott Border. I was fourteen when I got my first job at Foster Freeze and worked alongside Ray and Scott. They worked the grill while I took orders and worked the soda fountain. In middle school, our parents sent us to St. Lawrence Academy. We carpooled every day until we were old enough to drive ourselves. We remained good friends throughout highschool. After graduation, we moved away and started our own families. Throughout the years, my siblings and I would reminisce about growing up in Milpitas and Ray's name would inevitably be mentioned. Ray, you will always have a special place in my heart because you remind me of home, my youth, and true friendship! โค

Gina Nakahara

November 20, 2020

To my Ray of sunshine ๐Ÿ’ซ
From our first date on April 29, 2017 to our last on October 29, 2020, you always made me smile. Your kind and gentle soul can not be matched. We were to meet up on Sunday, November 1st, but that day would never come. Thank you for giving me hope. You gave me the gift of hope, prayer, and love. The love you showed me and my family will never be forgotten. I will miss you, our cruise trips to Mexico, and our daily conversations ๐Ÿ’• Until I see you again, Rest In Peace & Love. Best friends forever๐Ÿ’ž Aloha my friend ๐ŸŒธ

Terence Bolden

November 17, 2020

Class 08-03...you will be missed.

Eric Schnaidt

November 17, 2020

A big man who had a bigger heart. Ray was a generous man who would give you the shirt off his back to help out a friend in need. He would keep his friends on their toes with a hypothetical situation which really was a story about himself. He would come into a room and tell you what was on his mind whether you wanted to hear it or not. You will be missed my friend and I will see you on the other side.

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