In Loving Memory of
Roberto "Bobby" Cruz
Mr. Roberto "Bobby, Bob" Cruz died unexpectedly on February 16, 2016 in Austin, TX at the age of 55. Bobby was born on July 10, 1960 in New York City to Efrain and Carmen Cruz. Bobby grew up in Brooklyn and after graduation followed in his father's footsteps learning to become a talented jeweler. He moved to New Jersey and soon began traveling throughout the country to sell the necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings that he crafted. Due to complications from multiple strokes Bobby was forced to retire early. Shortly thereafter he moved to Austin, TX to be closer to his loving parents. Bobby was a kind and generous person who loved and was loved in return by his family and many loyal friends. He had a wonderful sense of humor, enjoyed all things science and was passionate about the New York Yankees. Bobby is survived by his father Efrain Cruz, Austin, TX; sister Wanda Soto, N. Lauderdale, FL; brother Frank Cruz, Miami, FL; sister Becky Cruz, Austin, TX and Sister Lori Cruz, Lindenhurst, NY. He is preceded in death by his mother Carmen Cruz, Austin, TX. Viewing is scheduled for Friday, February 19, 2016 at Austin-Peel and Son Funeral Home at 3:00PM with a prayer service at 6:00PM. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bobby's life. The family would like to thank the staff of Gracy Woods Nursing Facility for their care and dedication.