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Jose Santiago “J.C.” Cruz
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home
Jose Santiago “J.C.” Cruz, age 37, of Galveston died Thursday, October 11, 2007 in Bacliff, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, October 18, 2007 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Niall Nolan, Celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday with a rosary service to be held at 6:00 pm.
J.C. was born July 25, 1970 in Yoro, Honduras. He moved to the United States to attend the University of Wisconsin as a Rotary Scholar Exchange Student. He went on to earn his Bachelors Degree in History from the University of Houston where he pursued his passion for bi-lingual education to include all Hispanic students in every area of education. He loved soccer as a player and as a fan and enjoyed fishing when time permitted. He was a great support and leader for his family here in the U.S. and in Honduras.
Survivors include his wife, Dr. Elicia Dunn Cruz; son, Peyton Dionicio Cruz both of Galveston; mother, Eugenia Reyes; sisters, Ada Cruz and Juana Cruz all of Honduras; many brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Pallbearers are Byron Ponce, Alex Reyes, Eduardo “Flaco” Vellagas, Melvin Dunn, Jody Dunn, and Geovanny Mejia.
Memorials may be sent to the Rotary Foundation for Honduran Scholarships C/O Rotary Club of Galveston, 2301 Strand, Galveston, Texas 77550.
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