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Jose A. Cruz

Jose A. "Josie" Cruz, age 69, of Lorain, passed away at Ames Hospice in Westlake on Saturday, September 29, 2018 following a short illness.
Born March 4, 1949 in Caguas, Puerto Rico, he came to Lorain in 1953. He graduated from Admiral King High School in 1968 and served in the US Navy aboard the USS Yorktown for two years.
Jose worked at Ford Motor Company in Avon for 33 years, retiring in 2001.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel, Lorain, and the United Autoworkers Union Local 2000. He loved riding his Harley motorcycle including traveling all over the United States. He also enjoyed following the Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavs. Jose also bowled in leagues and enjoyed playing ping pong.
Surviving is wife of 48 years, Magdalena "Maggie" (nee Guzman); children whom he raised like his own, Melanie R. Guzman of Lorain, Melissa "Lila" Armstrong of Las Vegas, Wilfredo "Sito" Guzman Jr. of Lorain, Ashley Jordan of Davenport, Florida and Charlotte Guzman; grandchildren, Isaiah Brenes, Karmel Hampton, RJae Armstrong, Alizah Jordan and Bryce Jordan; a brother, Carlos M. (Irma) Cruz of Lorain; sisters, Carmen Rosa Diaz of Caguas, Puerto Rico and Maria S. Cruz of Tampa, Florida; many nieces and nephews; and his best friends, Luis and Nilsa Martinez.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eusebio Cruz and Aurora Ortiz; a brother, Angel Cruz; and his loving dog, Harley.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00 am until the time of funeral services at 2:00 pm in the Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain. Burial with military honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.

Cemetery Details

Calvary Cemetery
555 North Ridge Road
Lorain, OH,

Visitation

OCT 3. 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists

2701 Elyria Avenue

Lorain, OH, US, 44055

Service

OCT 3. 2:00 PM

Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists

2701 Elyria Avenue

Lorain, OH, US, 44055


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Guestbook

No one will compare to you... Why this have to happen to you I will never understand... The most caring, loving, humble, & loyal man I will ever know... We are going to miss you ohhh soooo much... But your no longer suffering and now dancing with all your loved ones in heaven... Give wela & harley kisses and hugs from all of us...until we meet again... LOVE YOU!!! FLY HIGH PAPA!!! :sob:

Melanie - October 02, 2018 at 01:23 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

You've always been one of the great men in my life .I've looked up to you as a friend and a second father. Thank you for all the good times and good food . You and Maggie have always held a special place in heart. Love you and I sure will miss you . love you Bret and Nathan Scott

bret scott - October 02, 2018 at 10:30 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Josie you have always and will always be my dearest Uncle, I love you very much. When I spoken about you through my life it's was always to say things like "my uncle Josie is one my favorite people, he is a quite man, very humble in nature, he says very little, but he can be funny and he has beautiful smile which lites up his face..." through out my younger years I love and got so excited when Josie and Maggie were coming over... it was one of my favorite things. My Josie and Maggie Have a love that lasted a life time. If we could all be that blessed. When I would come home (Lorain) for visit my first thing would be to come see my Josie and Maggie. I was always welcomed and felt the love the moment I walked in the door... I will miss you very much... I have a memory of you when I was young being in Grandma's living room on Vine street and the song by Herman's Hermits "Listen People" was playing... Everytime that song comes on I think of you and I always cry, not sure but I do... I remember when I told you and Maggie that memory, I believe I tried to sing it cause at the time I couldn't remember that group or the name of the song. I had just heard it on my oldies station. I love you special Josie my heart will forever be sad to know I will never see your smile or hear you quiet laugher ever again... Rest In Peace until I see you again. For I believe that there is no way that our loving God, who loves us so would let us love our family the we do and never let us see them again... So I will see you again My Sweet Uncle Josie...Love you Much

Annette - October 01, 2018 at 09:29 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Jessica & The Barbeito Family purchased the Ocean Breeze Spray for the family of Jose A. Cruz.

Jessica & The Barbeito Family - October 01, 2018 at 09:08 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jose Cruz

Marisa Montanez - October 01, 2018 at 08:53 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Papa Josie!!!!! Just know you left a sparkle in everyone's heart that knew you...you will be missed dearly. Cant seem to find any explanation on why it had to be you. But know we will continue to love u..

Lila Jaer - October 01, 2018 at 06:41 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Josie you have always and will always be my dearest Uncle, I love you very much. When I spoken about you through my life it's was always to say things like "my uncle Josie is one my favorite people, he is a quite man, very humble in nature, he says very little, but he can be funny and he has beautiful smile which lites up his face..." through out my younger years I love and got so excited when Josie and Maggie were coming over... it was one of my favorite things. My Josie and Maggie Have a love that lasted a life time. If we could all be that blessed. When I would come home (Lorain) for visit my first thing would be to come see my Josie and Maggie. I was always welcomed and felt the love the moment I walked in the door... I will miss you very much... I have a memory of you when I was young being in Grandma's living room on Vine street and the song by Herman's Hermits "Listen People" was playing... Everytime that song comes on I think of you and I always cry, not sure but I do... I remember when I told you and Maggie that memory, I believe I tried to sing it cause at the time I couldn't remember that group or the name of the song. I had just heard it on my oldies station. I love you special Josie my heart will forever be sad to know I will never see your smile or hear you quiet laugher ever again... Rest In Peace until I see you again. For I believe that there is no way that our loving God, who loves us so would let us love our family the we do and never let us see them again... So I will see you again My Sweet Uncle Josie...Love you Much

Annette - October 01, 2018 at 09:22 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

To the Cruz Family, Our deepest condolences for your loss Maggie and familys. True love lives forever even beyond the grave, Josie may be gone, but not your memory or love. God Bless You! From The Garcia familys-Miguel, Freddie, Harry, Tommy, Eileen, Frances and Lori.

Lori Sanchez - October 02, 2018 at 03:14 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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Friends and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM