Gilberto Cruz

Mr. Gilberto Cruz of Port Jervis, NY died Thursday, May 16, 2019.  He was 93.

Gilberto is now at rest and is enjoying the peace he always longed for. He will be remembered for his selfless energy, kindness, and readiness to lend a hand.

Born in Cuba on August 12, 1925, to the late Vicente Cruz and the late Evarista Hernendez Cruz, the youngest of thirteen siblings, Gilberto came to America where he appreciated and humbly embraced his new home. He often pointed out the wonders of God and marveled at His creation.

Gil has been a friend, dad, uncle, abuelo and bisabuelo to many.

He is predeceased by his wife, Raquel Mercado Cruz, and his son Gil (Tito).

He is survived by his daughters: Blanca, Kelly, and Alma; his sons, Felix and Hector; and many loving and caring nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was loved and he will be dearly missed.

Friends and family may visit the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY on Monday, May 20, 2019 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 10:00am at the funeral home with Rev. Jose Rodriguez officiating.

Burial will follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY.

Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. 845.856.5191 For additional information, directions, or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit