Desiderio "Dez" Cruz1922 - 2014
Desiderio "Dez" Cruz, 91, of Pensacola, FL passed away Monday, February 17, 2014. He was born in Laredo, TX on July 28, 1922. Dez served honorably in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a communications specialist. After his discharge he attended St. Edwards University of Austin, TX and graduated cum laude with a degree in Industrial Engineering. After moving to Pensacola over 60 years ago Dez worked for NARF at the Pensacola Naval Air Station before retiring.
Mr. Cruz is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lee Cruz; sons, David (Patricia), Danny (Olivia), and daughter, Cindy Watson (James); sister, Victoria Rowzee, 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11am with visitation one hour prior. While entombment takes place at Bayview Memorial Park, the family will host a luncheon at the funeral home. Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements