Age 76, passed away on February 13, 2013 at his home in Roseburg, Oregon. He was born on September 1, 1936 in Agana, Guam, to parents Jose Cruz and Ana Salas Cruz, of Agana, Guam. Al was a resident of Roseburg, Oregon for 40 years. He worked at Roseburg Forest Products for 28 years until he retired in 1998. Al was a family man who loved spending time with his children and his grandchildren. He was also a generous man who was always willing to help a friend. Al enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and playing pool. He created numerous fond memories throughout his life that we will cherish forever!
He is survived by his wife, Deanna Cruz; sons: Lonny Cruz, James Cruz and David Bates (son-in-law); daughters: Sara Cruz, Mary Grout, Andrea Bates and Sheila Bergmann; grandchildren: Jestin Cruz, Andrew Reed, James Cruz Jr., Alicia Cruz, Eric Grout, Joshua Grout, Stephen Bates, Ryan Bates, Ted Elliott and Noel Nielsen.