On January 13, 2021, Joseph Naputi Cruz, 61, a loving and beloved son, brother, husband, father, uncle, cousin, and friend peacefully left this earth and joined our Lord.
Joseph was born on September 11, 1959 to Angel T. and Espreciosa N. Cruz in Inarajan, Guam. There he grew up with his caring and adventurous brothers, sisters and many family members. He attended school meeting many exceptional people, and graduated from George Washington Senior High School in 1978. Afterwards, he went on to enlist in the US Armed Forces and served his country. Joseph met the love of his life, Rosemarie Ada, during this time and they married on February 20, 1987. Together they built a life of love and happiness for and with their children. In 2000, Joseph, along with his wife and children, relocated to the mainland. Joseph was an electrician for the Department of Defense at Holloman AFB. He retired from his career as an electrician in December 2017, having the pleasures to work with many amazing people. During his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his beloved wife, children, grandchildren, and family near and far. His presence in our lives will be forever missed.
"En guaiya hao para todu i tiempu" - Cruz Familia
Joseph is preceded in death by his father, Angel T. Cruz; brother, Tim Cruz; brother-in-law, Franklin Topasna; mother-in-law, Rosa Ada; and brother-in-law, John Manibusan.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Rosemarie Cruz; his 4 children, Shaon Cruz, Joleana Cruz, Jospeh Cruz, Jr., and Emerald Cruz; his grandchildren whom he adored, Auzahane (best friend), Arianna (Ari), Ty'Heed (Angel), Raquelle (Ha'ani), Leianna, and Skye; his cherished and loved mother, Espreciosa Cruz; siblings, David Cruz and wife Yvette of Guam, Gil Cruz and wife Kathy of Guam, Charlie Cruz and wife Jackie of Arizona, Burt Cruz and wife Norma of Texas, Cathy Topasna of Guam, Iris Cruz of Guam, Frank Cruz and wife Lani of Texas, and Ricky Cruz of Guam. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
The family of Joseph wishes to extend their thanks and gratitude to all of their family and friends. When you think of Joseph, celebrate the good memories that you have of him. Remember that life is precious, time is of the essence, and to live fully with those you love and who love you.
At Joseph's request, he will be cremated. His family has entrusted his care to Alamogordo Funeral Home. A private service will be held for his wife, children and grandchildren. A service celebrating his life will be held at a future date pending COCID-19 restrictions/regulations.
The family asks that if you wish to send anything in his memory, please send to 1214 Desert Eve Dr. Alamogordo, NM 88310.
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