Ruiz, William Henry, a 3 year resident of Brea, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 in Brea. Born in Wilmington CA, William was 85 when he died. He lived in Redondo Beach for 45 years where he worked as a masonry contractor and owned his own business, S & S Masonry. He had 2 natural born children with his first wife, Rojean, who passed away with cancer in 1974. He remarried in 1982 to Christine who had 3 children. He graduated from Banning High School in 1945. He served as an active member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Bill enjoyed dancing and playing golf. He was a fan of USC football and attended as many games as he could. Bill was dedicated to his family and his work. He enjoyed life to the fullest. William is survived by wife, Christine Ruiz of Brea, CA; Daughter, Susan Ruiz of Torrance, CA; Son, Scott Ruiz of Torrance, CA; Step Son, Bob Moreno of San Pedro, CA; Step Daughter, Tina Maldonado of Fullerton, CA; Step Son, Michael Moreno of Norwalk, CA; sister, Nellie Hernandez; sister, Amanda Barrera; sister, Candy Espinoza; sister, Elizabeth Abundis and ten grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents, Andrew and Candelaria Ruiz; sister, Simona Ruiz; brother, Andrew Ruiz; and sister Irene Ruiz. The Memorial service will be held at Rice Mortuary on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 1:30 PM followed by a gathering of family and friends in the Rice Lighthouse Reception Room from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Burial will be at noon on Monday, January 3, 2011 at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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  1. Dear Scott and Family, We are so sadden to hear about your dad. “Wild Bill” the best dancer we know. All the times we went out partying during medical school when we should have been studying. But your dad was right there with us–encouraging us that we need a break. We’ll always remember the Vegas trips and always winning. He did have a magic aura and we too will cherish knowing him and smiling up to him. Love you guys and think of you often!

  2. Dear Ruiz Family, My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this time of loss. Bill Jack was one of my favorite people. I’ll miss the golf outings, family gatherings, and the dancing, but most of all his wit and sense of humor and his upbeat ways and forever smile. I still think about him every time I golf. He will always be in my fondest memories. Love, Nadine

  3. I am so so very sorry to hear about this sad loss. Bill was so unique and had such a wonderful spirit. So many years I danced with him at your joint birthday parties, and I still get enjoy his talents each day when I look at the special masonry work on your home on 3rd Street. Your Dad was a very special man and brought a lot of joy to the world. My sincerest sympathies to you all…

  4. I will miss Bill! I will think of him every time I see bricks or stone. I am glad we had many fun years golfing and such. Bill left surrounded by a large family. What a blessing to be in such care as he was. May god bless you Bill!

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