Narciso Cruz Obituary, Death – We have gathered here today, hearts heavy, to remember and pay tribute to Narciso Cruz—a brilliant guy with many facets. Adorably referred to as “Pops,” he was more than just a father; he was a man of the people, a ray of love, and an inspiration to everyone who had the good fortune to come into his presence. We honor the great influence he had on innumerable lives as well as the legacy of happiness and service he leaves behind as we think back on his life.
Pops devoted his life to improving the lives of those around him, giving freely of his time and energy to assist the youth of the New York metropolitan area. His dedication to mentoring and the community grew to define who he was, and the good impact he had on so many people’s lives is evidence of the depth of his character.
The anecdotes that have surfaced about Pops, from his early years to his last years, present a clear picture of a life well lived. The stories of people who knew him have warmed our hearts with a bittersweet blend of pride and loss, and his journey has been a source of joy.
As a mentor, Pops made a lasting impact on people’s lives that transcends time. The tales told by the numerous people he mentored and inspired have the resonances of his advice, insight, and sincere concern for others. Those who had the honor of knowing Pops as a friend, mentor, or member of the family will never forget him as a true man of the people.
While we work through the mixed feelings that come with losing Pops, let’s not forget the happiness he brought into our lives and the pride we feel for having known someone so remarkable. We continue the teachings of love, devotion, and service that Pops modeled throughout his life by honoring his legacy.
We are sending our condolences and best wishes to Pops’ family during this difficult time. May his smiles, words of wisdom, and unshakable love bring comfort to those who remember him, and may his good influence keep reverberating in the lives of those he touched.