Lorenzo Cruz, Sr.

Lorenzo Cruz, Sr. of Avondale passed away December 8, 2017 at the age of 80. He was born May 20, 1937 in Olmito, Texas to Jose and Carmen Cruz. Lorenzo moved his family to Avondale from Texas in 1968. He was a driver for Atlas Van Lines for many years until his retirement in 1999. Lorenzo is survived by his wife Sylvia of 61 years and his children; Juan (Gloria), Lorenzo Jr. (Belia), Carmen (Jose) Nunez, Abel (Mary), Luis (Lucy), Pete (Celia), Isabel (Chris), Elva (Jeff) Lauer, Danny (Diana), and Sal (Kathy). Lorenzo had 30 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 4 brothers and 3 sisters, Maria Munoz of Texas, Jose (Soledad), Juanita (Juan) Molina, Salvador (Teresa), Alfredo (Ramona), Ralph (Elsa), and Aurora (Joe) Rocha. Lorenzo passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones. The family would like to thank Hospice of the Valley and the many caregivers for their care and support during this difficult time. The family is requesting in lieu of flowers donations be made to Hospice of the Valley. We will miss you Dad.

A visitation will be held at 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm with a rosary at 6:30 pm, Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338. A funeral will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, December 15, 2017 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 539 E La Pasada Blvd, Goodyear, AZ 85338. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 9925 W Thomas Rd, Avondale, AZ 85392.

11 Comments on “Lorenzo Cruz, Sr.

  1. What a wonderful man, and what a life he lived! Thinking of you all. Charlotte

  2. Lorenzo thank you for allowing me to be a part of your family thank you for everything your wisdom and your listening ear and even your jokes 🙂 you always had a smile no matter what

  3. Thank you Tio for the wonderful times. I will always remember your laugh your silly jokes and your smile.We will miss you, we will never forget you, and you’ll always be in our hearts.

  4. Although I did not know Mr. Cruz I would like to convey my sympathy to the family. He must have been a great man because I know his daughter Elva and the way her eyes would light up every time she spoke about him. To the Cruz family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless

  5. I am very sorry for your loss. Lencho never met a joke he didn’t like.

  6. To the Cruz family my deepest condolences to all of you . May our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all, may he give you the strength and comfort you need at this time of sorrow. Sincerely Ortensia Galindo Garza

  7. Our deepest sympathies for your great loss. May God bless you all during this most difficult time. Our prayers for strength, comfort, and peace for the entire Cruz family. May Senor Cruz
    RIP. From my family to yours.
    Oviedo family

  8. Cruz family,
    I am deeply saddened for you loss. May you find comfort in knowing that others are holding you close in their hearts during this difficult time.
    God bless you.
    Esther and Julian

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