Tommy Cruces

July 1966 –  Feb 2022

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
– Abraham Lincoln

at peace purchased

Remembering Tommy

Tom Cruces, was a caring and loving husband, father and grandpa. He loved his family and friends. Tom was married for 22 yrs. in May 2001 Tom was diagnosed with brain cancer and became permanently disabled in 2003. Tom was given 3 months to live after his surgery in 5/2001. God had another plan for Tom and blessed him with many good years of remission. Tom later was diagnosed with colon cancer in 5/2021 and lost his battle to cancer in February 2022 . Tom had 1 stepdaughter and adopted 5 children. Tom foster children from 2001-2012. Tom coached his children baseball and basketball teams and loved opening day when the kids were all in uniform. He had a smile from ear to ear opening day. He had a good ear for music. He enjoyed all types of music. He also has a big collection of comic books. He loved sports, his favorite teams were the Clippers, Angels, Green Bay Packers and the Kings. Tom was blessed by his Boss who bought him tickets for the Angels 2002 World Series game, considering he was doing chemo there was no way he was going to miss the game. He was one happy camper. Tom loved school and work . He graduated a year early from Don Bosco Tech High school and attended Long Beach State. Tom had never missed a day of school from kinder through college and never missed a day of work. Due to the cancer Tom wasn’t able to finish school at Long Beach State. Tom was engineer for Eaton for 17 years until he became permanently disabled. He lived everyday like it was last. Our family is definitely going to miss him.

Family and Friends

SpouseLaura Cruces

DaughtersDolores ChavezLauren Cruces

Son’sIsaiah CrucesIsaac CrucesAnthony CrucesDylan Cruces

GrandchildrenDaniel CattaniJonas ChavezOlivia Grace Chavez

Mother in-lawTheresa Ramirez

Daughter in-lawRuth Chavez

In-lawsGreg & Lisa RamirezEddie & Velia RamirezRon & Caroline MontesEdith Armendariz

Nieces and NephewsKristina RamirezRebecca RamirezRemi Moon RojesTeresa RojesNick RojesJulian RamirezDominique RamirezRonnie MontesJayden MontesElijah MontesMason QuinteroKimberly QuinteroMikey QuinteroRyan LopezSarah LopezFabian LopezZoey LopezZara LopezZak LopezZain LopezJessica LopezJorge ArmendarizJorge Armendariz Jr.

FriendsInez CastroLouie CastroManuel MorenoRosie ReyesVince AlatorreEmily GabaldonTeresa Gabaldon

MotherAngela Cruces

BrothersVince CrucesRoland Cruces

In-lawsEllen CrucesLillian Cruces

Niece and NephewsFrankie RodriquezGabriel RodriguezMary Jane RodriguezLouie RodriguezViolet RodriguezGrace RodriguezRay CrucesRoland CrucesRaymond CrucesRebecca CrucesDesire Perez