• The Hammonton Gazette

Rafael A. Cruz



Rafael A. Cruz, 54, of Landisville, N.J. died on Thursday, February 25, 2021 in Inspira Medical Center in Vineland after a brief illness.


Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico he lived in Hammonton for 20 years before moving to his current residence in Landisville, N.J. Rafael was a carpenter for Trade Images of Buena and was a member of the Northeastern Carpenters Union Local 252.


He is predeceased by his father, Gumersindo Cruz.


Surviving are his wife, Ana Sanchez; his mother, Ramonrita Carrasquillo Rodriguez of Puerto Rico; two sisters, Sol Cruz and Ivellise Cruz; one niece, Roshley; three nephews, Roddie, Marcos and Cesar; two uncles, Frank Carrasquillo and Juan Carrasquillo; and two aunts, Francesca Cruz and Eveangelina Cruz.


Funeral Services and burial will be held in Caguas, Puerto Rico.


Arrangements made by the Carnesale Funeral Home, Hammonton.