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Josephine Cruz Obituary

Josephine G. Cruz
Josephine G. Cruz

May 13, 1955 - April 7, 2018
Born in Barang, Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines
Resided in Salinas, California
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Josephine G. Cruz, 62, passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by family at 2:56AM, Saturday, April 7, 2018, at her home in Salinas, CA. She was born May 13, 1955 in Barang, Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines, to Primitivo and Loreta Gruspe, and was the fourth child of a family of four sisters and two brothers. She married Gil L. Cruz on June 21, 1979, in Reno, Nevada.
Prior to immigrating to the U.S. in 1979, Josephine attended college at the University of the East in Manila and worked as a secretary of the Microbiology Department at the National Institute of Science and Technology in the Philippines. As the first of her family to arrive, she supported her parents, brothers, and sisters in their journey to the U.S. She was a long-time employee at Sierra Instruments in Monterey, CA, as a senior electronics assembler for 13 years. In her free time, she enjoyed having get-togethers with her brothers and sisters and barbecuing with her husband, children, and grandchild.
Josephine is survived by her husband, Gil; her children Jason (Venus Maria) and Marvin Gil (Tracey); her sisters Aurora, Vilma, and Ofelia; her brothers Ferdinand and Villamor; and one grandchild.
Visitation will be held 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. Sunday April 15, 2018 at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA.
A Rosary will be held at 5:00p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel, 41 W San Luis St, Salinas CA 93901.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10am, Monday April 16, 2018 at Madonna Del Sasso Catholic Church, 320 E. Laurel Drive, Salinas, CA 93906.
Burial to follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 850 Abbott Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.




Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Sunday, April 15, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Sunday, April 15, 2018
5:00 PM
Madonna del Sasso Church
320 E. Laurel Drive
Salinas, CA US 93906
Monday, April 16, 2018
10:00 AM
Garden of Memories Cemetery
850 Abbott ST
Salinas, CA US 93901
Monday, April 16, 2018