Antonio Cruz, Jr.,
age 78 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019.
He was born on
September 23, 1941, in Mexico City, to Antonio and Amalia (Lopez) Cruz, who
preceded him in death.
Antonio is survived
by his wife, Gloria (Grochowski) Cruz of Chesterton; two sons, Michael (Cate)
Cruz of Chesterton, Anthony Cruz of San Diego; three daughters, Christine
Cruz, Gloria (William) Price, Amy Cruz, all of Chesterton; brother, Carlos
Cruz of Portage; sister, Mary Lou (Francisco) Soto of Chicago; five
grandchildren, Taylor Cruz, Gillian Price, Willow Price, Michael Cruz, Mila
Cruz; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Antonio was a
United States Army Veteran. He retired from U.S. Steel where he worked as a
machinist following over 45 years of service. Antonio was a member of St.
Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton. He was a loving husband, father and
grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved his
community and was an avid supporter of Chesterton High School sports. He was
a State Park Little League coach for many years. Antonio also enjoyed his
lunch meet-ups with good friends. He was a die-hard Chicago Bears, Bulls and
will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304 with Father Jon Plavcan
officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
Visitation will be
held on Monday, October 21, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at the
may be made to the family at