April 28, 1929 ~ June 7, 2006
Cruz, Jimmy Ramos, a 34-year resident of Lawndale, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2006 in Lawndale. Born in the Philippines, Jimmy was 77 when he died.
Jimmy was a member of the Kiwanis Club, PRRM (Philippines), a former President of the Filipino-American Society of South Bay and co-founder of Carson Jaycees. Jimmy attended Atenel de Manila University and graduated with a Business Administration degree. He was published in the â€œWhoâ€™s Who of Californiaâ€ in 1988. Jimmy was often active in the City Council, Philipino Clubs, campaigned for friends such as the former Lawndale City Mayor Jim Ramsey and Kenneth Hahn and other councilmen. Once, he also ran for City Council. Jimmy once served as Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the city of Lawndale. He was actively involved with the cities of Lawndale, Gardena and Carson, and in the Philippines. Jimmy loved gardening, landscaping and orchids. He loved taking care of his family and his swimming pool. Jimmy was an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team.
He is survived by his wife, Amanda Cruz of Lawndale, CA, daughter, Malou (Mike) Iske of Lawndale, CA, daughter, Rose (Andrew) Pranada of Lomita, CA, son, Mark (Ann) Cruz of Lawndale, CA, grandson, Brandon Hale of Lawndale, CA, grandson, Edward Ferreras of Gardena, CA, grandaughter, Evita Ferreras of Gardena, CA, grandson, Edgar Ferreras of Gardena, CA, grandaughter, Ashley Cruz of Lawndale, CA, grandaughter, Amanda Cruz of Lawndale, CA.
His father, Hermogenes Cruz and mother, Marta Cruz, preceded Jimmy in death.
A gathering of family & friends will be on Tuesday June 13, 2006 at Rice Mortuary from 3 to 7 pm, and on Wednesday June 14 from 5 to 9 pm. The Service will be at St. Catherine Laboure Church in Torrance on Thursday June 15, 2006 at 10:30 am, followed by Burial at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Amanda Cruz.
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