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Juan Cruz-Ortiz
In Memory of

Juan Gabriel Cruz-Ortiz

1980 - 2018

Obituary of Juan Cruz-Ortiz

Juan Gabriel Cruz-Ortiz, 38, was born April 29, 1980, in Manhattan, New York. He was raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He is the son of Luz (Ortiz) and Efrain Cruz. He was employed by Trump Plaza Hotel Casino in Atlantic City where he worked as an Environmental Services Attendant (EVS).

On May 13, 2018, Juan gained his wings. He loved to have a good time, always with a smile on his face, ready to get the party started wherever he went. Juan loved working on cars, bikes, and anything that had to do with mechanics. He was the go to guy. Most importantly, he loved being a dad. He never showed when he was having a bad day. To him, life was short, and he lived every day like it was his last.

Though it hurts us to see him go, we are all content with the thought of him being in a much better place. We will forever keep his memory alive. Forever in our hearts.

Juan will be greeted in heaven by: maternal and paternal grandmothers, Mamá Cruz and Gregoria 'Goya' 'Gg' Zayaz.

He is survived by: parents, Efrain and Luz (Ortiz) Cruz; children, Marcus Cruz Gunn, Juan'Neja Williams-Cruz, Juan Gabriel Cruz Jr., and Juan Cristobal Cruz; long-time partner, Michelle Tyler; siblings, Maria Cruz, Elizabeth Cruz, Sandra Cruz, Efrain 'Jeffrey' Cruz, Andre 'JR' Martinez Ortiz, Ana Martinez Ortiz, Maria Martinez Ortiz, Victor Martinez Ortiz, Geraldo Jay Martinez Ortiz, Luz Martinez Ortiz; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be 11AM, Friday, May 18, 2018, Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., 301 Absecon Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ where friends may call from 9AM. Interment to follow in Atlantic City Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., where condolences may be left at