Freddie Cruz
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Freddie Cruz

Thursday, June 5th, 1958 - Saturday, July 25th, 2020

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Freddie Jose Cruz Sr., 62, passed away at his home in Schenectady on Saturday July 25th surrounded by family.

Born in Puerto Rico, Freddie was the son of the Late Jose and Ramona Cruz.

A lifelong Schenectady resident, Freddie received his GED and attended college for several years. He worked for Von Roll USA, Inc. in Schenectady for many years as a tube fitter.

Freddie will be remembered for his bubbly personality, his hard work ethics and his amazing singing and dancing capabilities.

Predeceased by his siblings, Freddie is survived by his wife, Katherine De Groat Cruz of Schenectady, his children, Florence Cruz Smith (Earl) of Houston Tx., Yolanda Cruz, Lillian Cruz, Tiffany Cruz, Freddie Cruz Jr., Javon Cruz all of Schenectady and Austin Cruz of San Bernardino, CA, his girlfriend, Carol Rodriguez of Schenectady, his step-children, Steven Bradt, Nina Rodriguez, Tiffany Rodriguez and Jennifer Rodriguez all of Schenectady and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held for Freddie on Friday July 31st from3 to 5 pm at Bond Funeral Home, Broadway & Guilderland Avenue, Schenectady, NY (COVID-19 requirements for social distancing, numbers in the funeral home and masks will be enforced)

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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Bond Funeral Home
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
    Friday, July 31st, 2020
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

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Pete Savel

Man this hurts like no other. I just found out yesterday and all I been doin is tearing up and breaking down since then. Freddie was like a big brother to me and a best friend. This man was one of the realest and most through dudes I ever met, and I know I'll never meet another man like him. We had some great times together and I will always cherish the memories we had. It's tough to put it all into words. I love you Freddie. Your legacy will live on through me bro. I will never forget about you. My sympathy to everyone in the family. I know some of you personally, and I can believe how hard this is. Freddie had such a big heart and anyone he met could definitely agree what an incredible dude he was. I love you brother. I hope you are at peace and if you can look down and see me, just know I'm here missin you.
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Tyra Taylor

Sending my condolences to the entire family. I wis I could be there to pay my friend his just due respect. Fred was an amazing man and touch everyone he came in contact with. He made everyone smile. You will be missed and always remembered .❤️
Comment | Posted at 07:31pm via Condolence

Jean Mccray

My Brother Fred... I will miss you and love you always ... You became My Friend then my Brother and then my Brother in law and you will always be My Brother.... Forever.....I Love You ... Betty ❤️
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I'm so sorry to all of you for your loss..he was a great and loving man..I couldn't ask for a better uncle or friend fly high to we all meet you and miss you always
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