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Joseph Ruiz

Obituary for Joseph Ruiz

August 14, 1965 - August 19, 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 56


Joseph Ruiz, a retired contractor and longtime resident of Philadelphia passed away suddenly on August 19, 2021 at the age of 56. He was born August 14, 1965. Joseph was the beloved son of Antonio and Maria Ruiz; cherished husband of Rachel (nee – Sostre); father of Rebecca Ruiz and her husband Najee Lundy, Samantha Ruiz, and Jose Ruiz and his significant other Cora Bright; grandfather of Nyla Lundy; brother of Marta Roman, Benny Ruiz, Margie Fisher, Stanley Ruiz, Kathy Ruiz, and Migdalia Ruiz; he is also survived by his best friend and companion Star and a loving extended family.

Joseph was a devoted father and grandfather with a love of laughter. He impacted the lives of not only his children, but his nieces and nephews. As a retired contractor, he was a natural problem solver. He was able to look at difficult challenges and always figure out away. Joseph was always good at improvising. He enjoyed going on walks with Star, grilling and vacationing at the Poconos and Wildwood with his family. Joseph was a simple and spiritual man who had a strong will with quiet strength. He was also active in church. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Life Celebration on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the John F. Givnish Funeral Home, located at 10975 Academy Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19154 as well as on the following morning of Thursday, August 26 from 9:15 A.M. and his Funeral Mass both taking place at St. Matthew's Parish, located at 3000 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19149. Interment will follow at Greenmount Cemetery in Philadelphia.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Philadelphia SPCA at

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