Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home & Cemetery

17W201 Roosevelt Road, Oakbrook Terrace, IL


Manuel J. Cruz Jr.

August 21, 1946September 29, 2019

Manuel J. Cruz, U.S. Marine Veteran, 73, of Hillside, at rest September 29, 2019. Loving husband of Sandra J. Cruz. Beloved father of Melissa Cruz, Alana (Levi) Platt - Citrin, and Jonathan Platt. Cherished Papa of Esther Ruth Citrin. Fond brother of John M. (Kim M.) Cruz, Gina DeHoyos, and the late Robert Cruz. Loving uncle to many. Manuel was a longtime and proud member of the American Legion Post 80 in Downers Grove. Visitation will be held Wednesday October 2 from 10 AM until time of service 12 Noon at Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home 17w201 Roosevelt Rd., Oakbrook Terrace. Military honors and burial to follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations would be greatly appreciated to Tails Humane Society 2250 Barber Greene Rd., DeKalb, IL 60115 www.tailshumanesociety.org or Moody Bible Radio Chicago 820 N. LaSalle Blvd., Chicago, IL 60610 www.moodyradio.org/chicago. For more information please call (630) 941-5860.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 2, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, October 2, 2019


Manuel J. Cruz Jr.

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Hal Burke

October 1, 2019

May God hold Manuel and his family in the palm of His hand and lovingly shine upon them.
In Sympathy,
Hal Burke, USNR
ABB American Legion Post 80