CRUZ, JOSE M. JR, - Of Egg Harbor Township, departed this life and went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 17, 2016. He was born on July 31, 1960 to Jose M. Cruz and Carmen Rodriquez (Cruz). He was the eldest son affectionately known as Junior. He received his high school diploma in August 2006. He was a lifelong mechanic and an avid fisherman. He also loved watching boxing. He leaves to cherish his memories; his mother Carmen and his step-father Virgilio Rodriquez of Millville; his children, daughters Lesley Cruz-Davis (John) of Pennsauken, NJ and Kirsty A. Cruz of Mamora, NJ; his sons, Jose M. Cruz III (Tamaria) of Woodbury, NJ, Erik J. Cruz (Mandi) of El Paso, TX. His siblings; Carmen M. Ruiz (Michael) of Egg Harbor Twp., NJ, Migdalia Cruz-Hitchens (Kenneth) of Egg Harbor Twp., NJ, Evelyn Cruz of Millville, Luis A. Cruz of Dennis Twp., NJ, Jose L. Cruz (Amy) of Philadelphia, PA, Hector L. Cruz (Jennifer) of Woodbine, NJ. His loving grand children; John J. Davis, Elena L. Davis, Jean M. Cruz, Tristin J. Cruz, Diamond L. Cruz, Lyrick N. Cruz, Lai'anie M. Cruz, Castiel R. Cruz, Elijah B. Cruz and a special friend Elaine Hitchens and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be private.