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Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home

123 Newlin Street, Port Lavaca, TX

OBITUARY

Jose Joaquin Cruz

February 22, 1933January 2, 2020
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Jose Joaquin Cruz, 86, of Port Lavaca passed away January 2, 2020. He was born February 22, 1933 in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico to Ponciano Cruz and Dolores Escobar. He worked as an Electrical Mechanic. Joaquin was a member of the United Citizens League and served as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of the Gulf and Holy Trinity in Victoria. He is survived by his loving wife, Hilda Gomez Cruz; daughter, Nora Hilda Reyes (Robert) of Victoria; sons, Joaquin Antonio Cruz (Hilda) of Victoria, Enrique Cruz (Lucy) of Inez; Jorge Luis Cruz (Sonia) of Victoria, and Javier Cruz (Noemi) of Port Lavaca; sisters, Leonor Cruz Rosas of Tampico, Teresa Cruz Robledo of Corpus Christi, Refugio Cruz Aguilar of Poza Rica, and Lourdes Cruz of Tampico; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Emma Charles, and brothers, Marcos Cruz, Miguel Ramirez and Ramon Ramirez. Visitation will be held Monday, January 6, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church with Father Tommy Chen officiating. Pallbearers are Zachary Cruz, Marcus Cruz, Sean Cruz, Joaquin Cruz Jr., Michael Ramirez, Jamie Lara, Trevor Daher, Jonah Rivera and Dr. Christopher Everett. Donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease. Words of Comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Hilda Gomez Cruz, Wife
  • Ponciano Cruz, Father (deceased)
  • Dolores Escobar Cruz, Mother (deceased)
  • Nora Hilda Reyes, Daughter
  • Robert Reyes, Son-in-law
  • Joaquin Antonio Cruz, Son
  • Hilda Cruz, Daughter-in-law
  • Enrique Cruz, Son
  • Lucy Cruz, Daughter-in-law
  • Jorge Luis Cruz, Son
  • Sonia Cruz, Daughter-in-law
  • Javier Cruz, Son
  • Noemi Cruz, Daughter-in-law
  • Leonor Cruz Rosas, Sister
  • Teresa Cruz Robledo, Sister
  • Refugio Cruz Aguilar, Sister
  • Lourdes Cruz, Sister
  • Emma Charles, Sister (deceased)
  • Marcos Cruz, Brother (deceased)
  • Miguel Ramirez, Brother (deceased)
  • Ramon Ramirez, Brother (deceased)
  • 13, Grandchildren
  • 13, Great Grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Zachary Cruz
  • Marcus Cruz
  • Sean Cruz
  • Joaquin Cruz Jr.
  • Michael Ramirez
  • Jamie Lara
  • Trevor Daher
  • Jonah Rivera
  • Dr. Christopher Everett

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Rosary Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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Biography

José Joaquín Cruz, de 86 años, de Port Lavaca falleció el 2 de enero de 2020. Nació el 22 de febrero de 1933 en Tampico, Tamaulipas, México, hijo de Ponciano Cruz y Dolores Escobar. Trabajó como mecánico eléctrico. Joaquín era miembro de la United Citizens League y se desempeñó como Lector y Ministro de la Eucaristía en Nuestra Señora del Golfo y Holy Trinity en Victoria.
Le sobreviven su amada esposa, Hilda Gómez Cruz; hija, Nora Hilda Reyes (Robert) de Victoria; hijos, Joaquín Antonio Cruz (Hilda) de Victoria, Enrique Cruz (Lucy) de Inez; Jorge Luis Cruz (Sonia) de Victoria y Javier Cruz (Noemí) de Port Lavaca; hermanas, Leonor Cruz Rosas de Tampico, Teresa Cruz Robledo de Corpus Christi, Refugio Cruz Aguilar de Poza Rica y Lourdes Cruz de Tampico; 13 nietos y 13 bisnietos.
Le precedieron en la muerte sus padres; hermana, Emma Charles, y hermanos, Marcos Cruz, Miguel Ramírez y Ramón Ramírez.
Las visitas se realizarán el lunes 6 de enero de 2020 de 5 a 7 p.m. en Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home con un rosario para ser recitado a las 7 p.m. en la capilla de la funeraria. La misa fúnebre será el martes 7 de enero de 2020 a las 10 a.m.en la iglesia católica Our Lady of the Gulf con el padre Tommy Chen oficiando.
Los portadores de féretros son Zachary Cruz, Marcus Cruz, Sean Cruz, Joaquín Cruz Jr., Michael Ramírez, Jamie Lara, Trevor Daher, Jonah Rivera y el Dr. Christopher Everett.
Se pueden hacer donaciones a la Fundación Michael J. Fox para la enfermedad de Parkinson.
Las palabras de consuelo se pueden compartir con la familia en www.richardsoncolonial.com.