Balbina Cruz

  • Born: August 2, 1920
  • Died: February 7, 2017
  • Location: Tampa, Florida

Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes

3328 S. Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33629
Tel. (813) 835-4991

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Balbina Cruz, 96, of Tampa, passed away February 7, 2017. She was born on August 2, 1920 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico the daughter of Manuel Oliveras and Maria Ramos. She is predeceased by her husband, Valentin Cruz. Balbina was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family and was a seamstress. Balbina is survived by her 6 sons, Miguel A. Cruz Sr. and his wife, Ruth of New York City, New York; Hector L Cruz and his wife, Linda of Tampa; Carlos Cruz and his wife, Migdalia of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; Manuel Cruz and his wife Linda of Clayton, North Carolina; Valentine Cruz Sr. and his wife, Wanda of Tampa; Saul Cruz Sr. of Tampa; daughter, Maritza Cruz-Rosado and her husband, Joe of Tampa; brother Luis Oliveras of Bayamon, Puerto Rico; 24 grandchildren, Miguel A. Cruz Jr.; Diana Cruz; Raul Cruz; Elizabeth Cruz; Yasmin Cruz; Kimberly Cruz; Justin M. Cruz; Leah R. Cruz; David Cruz; Darien Cruz; Michelle Cruz; Manuel W. Cruz; Joshua D. Cruz; Stacie J. Cruz; Valentine Cruz Jr.; Stacey L. Cruz; Lisa Cruz; Selinda K. Cruz; Saul Cruz Jr.; Jeremiah Cruz; Benjamin E. Cruz; Natalie R. Rosado; Rebekah E Rosado; J. Daniel Rosado and loving family and friends. Visitation will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at 3328 S. Dale Mabry with a funeral procession to Gardens of Memories Cemetery for a Graveside Service at 12:00pm.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My thoughts and prayers are with all of at this time. I know what a wonderful and special lady your mother was. I am sure that God has a very special place for her. I will never forget her kindness and sense of humor. Always thinking of others. I will never forget her and will miss her dearly with all my heart. God Bless.

Posted by Sandra Benitoa - Tampa - Friend   February 11, 2017

I remember going to see Abuela and she always made sure she made everyone's favorite snack and or meal. She always shared what she had. Abuela loved to sit around and just talked and spend time with her family. She was the glue that kept everyone coming back for more year after year. No matter if it was just for a quick cup of coffee, snack and or meal she always made you feel at home.

When I brought Scott over to meet I will always remember what she said Is he a good man from a good family'? I told her of course Abuela. She looked at me, smiled and then began to cry. I asked her why are you crying Abuela she said I got to see you happy.

I will miss our phones calls and just going there to see you even for a minute and or an hour. I will love you and miss you. Now who will make my arroz con dulce and bacalao? It will never be the same for me.

You loving grandchild
Diana Cruz Elley

Posted by Diana Cruz- Elley - Jacksonville, FL - Grandchild   February 09, 2017

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