Juan Eugene DelaCruz Sr.
November 14, 1945 ~ September 25, 2022
Resided in: San Antonio, TX
Juan was born in Seattle, Washington on November 14, 1945. He was one of 6 siblings born to Henry and Phillis DelaCruz. Juan passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of September 25, 2022, at the age of 76. Juan was preceded in death by his children, Francesca DelaCruz, Juanita DelaCruz and Juan Eugene DelaCruz Jr., and his siblings Ruth Peterson, James DelaCruz, Raymond DelaCruz and Henry DelaCruz.
He is survived by his sister, Fran Charles; three of his five children, David DelaCruz, Alicia Lopez and Chris DelaCruz, and his grandchildren Scott Stewart, Meagan Stewart, Antonio Lopez, Fernando Lopez, Becky DelaCruz, Emmanuel Lopez, Katrina Martinez, Heaven Lopez, Alex DelaCruz and Brandon DelaCruz, as well as his great-grandchildren, Cloe Martinez, Adrian DelaCruz, Jordan DelaCruz, Jack DelaCruz, Barrett Martinez, Miles Anderson and Jace Martinez.
Juan moved from Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska as a young adult. He was a power plant operator for the Department of Defense for 32 years before retiring and working for 5 years in maintenance at the Alaskan Native Hospital. Juan then moved to San Antonio, Texas to enjoy retired life where he filled his days with golf, poker, thrift stores, flea markets, sporting events, and travel.
Above all, Juan was most passionate about being a father and grandfather. He dedicated most of his life to the betterment and happiness of his family. He loved fiercely and gave without want. He enjoyed the company of his family and loved to share stories of the past. He was most happy with a baby in hand and felt the joy and warmth of grandpa-hood all over again as his great grandchildren were brought into the world. Beyond his family, Juan knew no stranger and was always happy to strike up a conversation with anyone who would lend him an ear. As a result, those who saw him as a dear friend are far and wide.