Robert Cruz, 56, of Cumru Township, passed away March 4, 2021 at 1:16 PM at UMPC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, with his loving wife by his side. He was a patient since April 24, 2020 and received his liver transplant in May.
He was the husband of Ileana M. (Molina) Cruz. They celebrated 20 wonderful years of marriage. Born in Queens, NY, he was a son of Buena (Moss) Mojica, of West Lawn and the late Victor Cruz.
Robert was the supervisor of Maintenance and operations at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City for16 years. He later became the security supervisor at the Reading Public Museum until 2018. He also was a driver for Domino’s Pizza and worked as an Uber and Lyft driver.
He was a former member of Spring Valley Church of God and a current member of Manatial Church, Shillington. He loved sports, and was a 100% NY Mets, Jets and Nicks fan. He loved all kinds of music, Budweiser, and his dogs – Tydus, Choko and Lili. Robert was a fanatic cleaner and loved to laugh. He was a soft man who was not afraid to cry, loved his family and his wife more than anything!
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his children – Melinda V. wife of Albert Adams, Reading, Jasmine B. Cruz, Manhattan, NY, Ana O. Cruz, Brooklyn, NY, Jair J. Peralta, Victor M. Cruz, Marqus A. Cruz, and Alfonso E. Cruz all of Shillington. There are also siblings – Susan Cruz, Yonkers, NY, Victor G. Cruz, Queens, NY, Daniel Crus, Bronx, NY, Elizabeth Cruz, NJ, and his grandchildren – Josiah, Mariah, Riley, Martin, twins – Joell & Milo, Nathaniel, and Kyomi.
A Celebration of Robert’s life will be webcast on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM. Log into www.kleefuneralhome.com and go to Robert’s obituary and click on the webcast tab. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. Shillington is assisting the Cruz family. www.kleefuneralhome.com
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Time: 2:00 am
A Celebration of Life Service will be webcast at 2:00 PM