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Balbina Cruz
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  • Humane Society of Tampa Bay
    3607 N. Armenia Ave.
    Tampa, FL 33607-1322

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“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...Read More »
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“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...Read More »
2 of 2 | Posted by: Diana Cruz- Elley - Jacksonville, FL


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.