Here is a copy of his obit...
Mr. Sigifredo Cruz-Vega, 72, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at Duke University Medical Center. Mr. Cruz was born on January 18, 1936 in Puerto Rico to the late Vicente Laguna and Ramona Vega. Mr. Cruz served in the National Guard and the U.S. Army, with thirty years of service to his country. He served in the Field Artillery and retired at the rank of Command Sergeant Major in 1980. Mr. Cruz’s last assignment was as the Regular Army Advisor to the North Carolina National Guard. Some of the commendations and decorations earned during a long illustrious career include the Bronze Star Medal (2nd award) with V Device (Valor), Air Medal, Purple Heart (2nd award), Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm and the Meritorious Service Medal. Upon retiring from the military, Mr. Cruz worked for twenty-one years at Bristol Myers as a Processing Mechanic Supervisor in Morrisville, NC. Mr. Cruz was a charter member of the Genesis United Methodist Church in Cary.
In addition to his wife, Ruth N. Cruz, he is survived by five sons and their spouses, Sig and Linda of Concord, Ric and Mae of Knightdale, Victor and Kristin of Cary, Manuel and Lisa of Charlotte, and Jose of Cary; two daughters and spouses, Marta and Felipe Maldonado of Miami, FL and Ruth and Ray Nichols of Raleigh; grandchildren: Pachence Johnson, Melissa, Corey, Victor Martin, Joseph Sigifredo and Gabriel; great grandchildren: Travis Johnson, Cameron Johnson and Aleysha Johnson. Mr. Cruz is survived by three siblings, Gladys Torres, Maria Antonia Laguna and Angel Laguna.
A Worship Service celebrating his life will be held on Monday, September 8 at 11:00 am at Genesis United Methodist Church, 850 High House Road, Cary. Interment with military honors will follow at Wake Memorial Park in Cary.
Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, September 7, 2008 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, NC 27615.
If you click on this link, this takes you to the page at the funeral home and on the right hand side of the page there is a link that says movie. The funeral home used pics from all through dad's life to make a wonderful video tribute.
I have a fabulous story about Gabe relating to all this but I need to go start getting ready. I will have to type it out later.