March 9, 1946 - December 17, 2019
Juan Pablo Cruz, 73, of St. Cloud, Florida passed away on December 17, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. “Paul”, as he is best known to friends and family, was born March 9, 1946 to parents Pablo Cruz Viruet and Ramona Cruz Vega in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Paul was the fifth of eight children. Paul began his family in the Bronx, NY. He was well respected for his skills and work in the Industrial Stainless Steel Fabrication Industry. Paul trained and mastered his skills while working for Joseph Moreng Metal Products in New Jersey, where he worked until relocating to Florida. He continued to work in his field with companies such as BW Custom Fabricators until his retirement in 2006. Paul was an artist with his hands and a designer at heart, always prepared he could fix or build anything. Very much a family man, Paul spent his retirement watching his family grow and prosper rich in love and the lessons which came from wise and loving Husband, Father and Papa/Grandpa. Paul had a home which was filled with memories, love and most of all laughs. He loved to garden and was very proud of his mangos. Paul lived a life which inspired kindness, strong work ethic and a passion for family which will continue for generations. Paul is survived by his wife Kathy Cruz. Children: Martha Cruz, Wanda and Anthony Rivera, Maggie and Kenny Benge, John and Debbie Cruz, Michael and April Kelly and Leda and Michael Madison. Grandchildren: Jessica Rivera and Brandon Bates, Marc Rivera, Jon Rivera, Niki and Michael Hepler, Breanna and Deshawn Wilkerson, Rebeka Benge, Melissa Cruz, Mariah Cruz, Madison Cruz, John Paul Cruz Jr, Foster Kelly, Aubrey Kelly. Great Grandchildren: Julian Bates, Dominic Bates and Mikey Hepler. Siblings: Rufino and Laly Cruz, Ada Cruz and Ramona Cruz. Previous wife and friend Lydia Cruz. Aunt: Herinia Rosada along with many, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Beloved Dog: Milo Cruz. Preceded in death by his Parents: Pablo Cruz Viruet and Ramona Cruz Vega. Siblings: Virginia Cruz, Iluminada Cruz, Juan G Cruz, and Antonio Cruz. Great Grandson: Isaac Leon Hepler.
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