Baseball

Tito Cruz, Jr.

February 10, 1966 ~ January 15, 2022 (age 55)

Obituary

Tito Cruz, Jr., 55, formerly of New York City, NY; of Jersey City, NJ; entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 15, 2022.  There is no greater pain than losing a loved one, but the pain is only emphasized when it happens at the beginning of the New Year. Tito was a proud husband and father who prioritized his family over all else, always going the extra mile to make sure his family had what they needed no matter what. He was a multi-faceted man; a computer technician, an Air Force veteran, and a guru of sound advice (despite being a self-proclaimed “fountain of useless information”). He was a diehard Mets fan and an avid comic book reader, especially superhero comics. His favorite superhero was the Fantastic Four’s “The Thing” because underneath his tough exterior, Tito was the most loving, gold-hearted man you’ll ever meet. He was the steadfast bedrock of the family, and to many of us, was a real life superhero.

 

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Isabel Cruz; son, Cristian Cruz; sisters, Elsa Hernandez and Amy Santiago; nieces and nephews, Jocelyn and Jesus Romero, Eric Ramos, Jessica Randalf, Carlos and Jessica Hernandez, Christopher and Ashley Hernandez, Tito Cruz, Anisa and Brian Prins, Alexandra Brioni, Hannah Santiago; and more great nieces and nephews.

 

 

Visitation is Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company, 3205 Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City. (For GPS navigation, it is best to use our parking lot address: 14 Stagg St.)  Everyone is invited to meet on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Church, 3026 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07306.  Private cremation will follow.  

To send flowers to Tito's family, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 20, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company
3205 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Funeral Mass
Friday
January 21, 2022

10:00 AM
St. John the Baptist
3026 John F Kennedy Blvd (201) 653-8814
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Private Cremation

© 2022 Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility