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Lorenzo Cruz, Sr. of Avondale passed away December 8, 2017 at the age of 80. He was born May 20, 1937 in Olmito, Texas to Jose and Carmen Cruz. Lorenzo moved his family to Avondale from Texas in 1968. He was a driver for Atlas Van Lines for many years until his retirement in 1999. Lorenzo is survived by his wife Sylvia of 61 years and his children; Juan (Gloria), Lorenzo Jr. (Belia), Carmen (Jose) Nunez, Abel (Mary), Luis (Lucy), Pete (Celia), Isabel (Chris), Elva (Jeff) Lauer, Danny (Diana), and Sal (Kathy). Lorenzo had 30 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 4 brothers and 3 sisters, Maria Munoz of Texas, Jose (Soledad), Juanita (Juan) Molina, Salvador (Teresa), Alfredo (Ramona), Ralph (Elsa), and Aurora (Joe) Rocha. Lorenzo passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones. The family would like to thank Hospice of the Valley and the many caregivers for their care and support during this difficult time. The family is requesting in lieu of flowers donations be made to Hospice of the Valley. We will miss you Dad. A visitation was held December 14, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338. A funeral was held December 15, 2017 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 539 E La Pasada Blvd, Goodyear, AZ 85338. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, 9925 W Thomas Rd, Avondale, AZ 85392. Condolences for the family may be left at www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.
Published on December 13, 2017
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