OBITUARY

Oscar Ruiz Jr.

December 13, 1936March 5, 2019
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Oscar Ruiz Jr., 82, passed away on March 5, 2019 in Wesley Chapel, FL. He was born on December 13, 1936 in Maunabo, Puerto Rico. When Oscar was 14, he, his parents and his brother and sister moved from Puerto Rico to New York. He met Marie Alverio in NY in 1960 and they were married in 1962. Oscar worked as a baggage handler for Eastern Airlines for 20 years. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and his family. Oscar was a good man and a good provider for his family. He was a great husband and father. Oscar never judged; he was an amazing person who had a very kind heart. Oscar was preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Felina Ruiz; brother Luis Ruiz and his sister Adalisia Ruiz. He is survived by his wife, Marie Ruiz; son Richard Ruiz (Amy Ruiz); Kathy Cerio (Greg Cerio); 6 grandchildren Thomas Peña, Kayla Peña, Ethan Cerio, Max Ruiz, Chase Ruiz, and Heyden Ruiz. A visitation will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 2 to 5PM at Gonzalez Funeral Home with funeral services being held at 3:30PM. Graveside services will then be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 10AM at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Tampa, FL.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Graveside Service Sunday, March 10, 2019
REMEMBERING

Oscar Ruiz Jr.

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Lauren Toscano

March 21, 2019

I already miss your ear to ear smile. Something so simple as that could brighten up anyone’s day and you wouldn’t have to say a word. I love you and your stinky feet ♥️ Rest easy, Tio.

Katherine Cerio

March 11, 2019

Katherine Cerio

March 10, 2019

I will miss you dad. You were an amazing man and father. You loved me for who I am and accepted me for what I strive to become. Now that you are in heaven I know you will continue to protect me. Thank you for being my dad, I will always miss you until we will meet again . Love you always your daughter!

Lani Rojas-Allen

March 10, 2019

I went to work for Oscar and Marie back in 1992 while I was in college. It seemed like fate when I applied at a dry cleaner near me but was told that they didn't need any help but she had a friend who did so I applied with Marie and she hired me. I ended up working for them for 9 yrs. 9 years of a coworker asking for a break and Oscar saying "you got a break when you got this job" and 9 yrs of "playing my numbers". I am so glad I got to see you at my wedding because I will miss you very much.

Richie Alverio

March 10, 2019

Tio was full of life, he loved his family and never had a bad thing to say about about another human being. He was the true definition of a man who led by actions not words but when word were spoken were generally words of encouragement and support! His kids, grandkids, nephews, nieces, and Madi, Tyler, Emmi, Marco and Alex always could turn around at a family gathering or sporting event and know that Tio Oscar was there.
We know you will be there still and will love you always!

Juan (baby) Benet

March 9, 2019

Oscar was like an uncle to us. He always made us feel like family, he was family. As a little boy I dearly remember one night seeing Santa Claus through their FLORIDA house window. I remember Oscar telling me “baby, I told you Santa was real” and I’ve believed it ever since. We will miss his joyous spirit. He was always smiling.

Mariana Delgado

March 9, 2019

When I think of my Tio Junior what instantly comes to mind is his smile and laughter. He always had a joke ready to fire and always made us laugh. He was a man who seemed to take life in stride. He never complained, was always willing to lend a helping hand and just had a genuine and authentic huge heart full of love and kindness for his family and friends. Oh yes Tio, you will be missed and I am happy to know you are back Home with your heavenly Father and the familia welcoming you and that you are at peace and in no pain. We love you dearly, until we meet again back Home. Bendicion Tio.
Love,

Mayita & family

Carmen Delia Rodriguez

March 8, 2019

Junior, my dad’s first nephew. He was so proud of that and always told the story of how our grandfather would go get you in his horse so he could spent time with you. Oh my goodness, I can only imagine the welcoming party the family gave you. You now live enternal life with your entire immediate family. We will miss you here on earth, but knowing where you are and who keeps you company, makes me smile.

Love always ❤️,

Carmen Delia

Givany Colon

March 7, 2019

Man, I think I’d start off happy to know that papa now has some good company watching over us. Oscar used to let me help out in their cleaners when we came to visit and we would have a great time. He was always ready with a funny or witty comment. When mama moved to Wesley Chapel he was one of our closest neighbors - I thought it was hilarious when he’d walk through the reservation to our backyard to say hi, or better yet “how you dosing?” One of my favorite quotes! All in all, I realized that most of not all of my memories of Oscar are great ones, you sir will be missed but surely NEVER forgotten.

Wilfred and Griselle Hanna

March 7, 2019

Oscar was very special and loved by everyone who knew him. Please know that we share in your grief and extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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