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Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home & Rosewood Memorial Park

601 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA

OBITUARY

Rogelio Tandoc Cruz

July 10, 1948November 22, 2019
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Rogelio Tandoc Cruz, 71, passed away on November 22, 2019. He was born in the Philippines to the late Pedro and Regina Cruz. Rogelio served his country in the U.S. Navy and retired after 23 years. He was a Registered Nurse and retired from Chesapeake Regional Medical Center after 18+ years. Rogelio was a devoted Christian and a member of the Catholic Church of St. Mark. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, dancing, singing karaoke, fishing, crabbing, playing cards, traveling and cruising. What Rogelio cherished most was his beloved wife, family, friends and his 4 legged best friend, Chica. He was predeceased by 2 brothers, Jose Cruz and Peter Cruz.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 50 years, Aurora F. Cruz; 2 children, Randy Cruz (Gladys) and Marissa Cruz Ochave (Louie); 3 brothers, Larry Cruz (Veronica), Leo Cruz (Tita), and Edgardo Cruz (Tessie); 3 sisters, Cecilia Cruz-Jones (Haskell), Lilia Cruz, and Juliet Cruz Sister Maria Teresa of Jesus; 2 sisters-in-law, Carmen Cruz and Mildred Cruz; 4 grandchildren, Gabriella Cruz, Jake Ryan Cruz Ochave, Victoria Cruz Ochave, and Elle Cruz Ochave; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

The family will receive friends Monday and Tuesday, November 25th and 26th from 6-9:00 PM at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Catholic Church of St. Mark. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. You may offer condolences at www.kellumfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Aurora F. Cruz, Loving wife of 50 years
  • Randy Cruz and wife Gladys, Son
  • Marissa Cruz Ochave and husband, Louie, Daughter
  • Larry Cruz and wife, Veronica, Brother
  • Leo Cruz and wife, Tita, Brother
  • Edgardo Cruz and wife, Tessie, Brother
  • Cecilia Cruz-Jones and husband, Haskell, Sister
  • Lilia Cruz, Sister
  • Juliet Cruz, Sister Maria Teresa of Jesus, Sister
  • Carmen Cruz, Sister-in-law
  • Mildred Cruz, Sister-in-law
  • Gabriella Cruz, Granddaughter
  • Jake Ryan Cruz Ochave, Grandson
  • Victoria Cruz Ochave, Granddaughter
  • Elle Cruz Ochave, Granddaughter
  • Pedro and Regina Cruz, Parents (deceased)
  • Jose Cruz, Brother (deceased)
  • Peter Cruz, Brother (deceased)
  • He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Memories

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Anna Cruz

November 24, 2019

March 2008 - Uncle Roger at Greg (nephew) and Anna's wedding in California

Anna Cruz

November 24, 2019

March 2008 - Uncle Roger at Greg (nephew) and Anna's wedding in California

Anna Cruz

November 24, 2019

March 2008 - Uncle Roger at Greg (nephew) and Anna's wedding in California

Anna Cruz

November 24, 2019

June 2016 - Cruz Family Reunion in Virginia

Anna Cruz

November 24, 2019

June 2016 - Cruz Family Reunion in Virginia

Anna Cruz

November 24, 2019

Uncle Roger visited California - September 2016

Anna Cruz

November 24, 2019

Uncle Roger's September 2016 visit in California

Anna Cruz

November 24, 2019

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Dad and Mom with Jake celebrating 50 years of marital bliss

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Biography

Rogelio Tandoc Cruz, 71, passed away on November 22, 2019. He was born in the Philippines to the late Pedro and Regina Cruz. Rogelio served his country in the U.S. Navy and retired after 23 years. He was a Registered Nurse and retired from Chesapeake Regional Medical Center after 18+ years. Rogelio was a devoted Christian and a member of the Catholic Church of St. Mark. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, dancing, singing karaoke, fishing, crabbing, playing cards, traveling and cruising. What Rogelio cherished most was his beloved wife, family, friends and his 4 legged best friend, Chica. He was predeceased by 2 brothers, Jose Cruz and Peter Cruz.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 50 years, Aurora F. Cruz; 2 children, Randy Cruz (Gladys) and Marissa Cruz Ochave (Louie); 3 brothers, Larry Cruz (Veronica), Leo Cruz (Tita), and Edgardo Cruz (Tessie); 3 sisters, Cecilia Cruz-Jones (Haskell), Lilia Cruz, and Juliet Cruz Sister Maria Teresa of Jesus; 2 sisters-in-law, Carmen Cruz and Mildred Cruz; 4 grandchildren, Gabriella Cruz, Jake Ryan Cruz Ochave, Victoria Cruz Ochave, and Elle Cruz Ochave; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

The family will receive friends Monday and Tuesday, November 25th and 26th from 6-9:00 PM at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Catholic Church of St. Mark. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. You may offer condolences at www.kellumfuneralhome.com