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Ronald Joseph Dela Cruz
  • 67 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 15, 1948
  • Date of passing: Feb 27, 2015
Love and memories last forever...

Ronald went to be with the Lord on February 27, 2015 at 8:37PM from complications from a major stroke.

Ronald was born on January 15, 1948 in Baltimore Maryland. He is the oldest of five siblings. He is preceded in death by his Mother Doris Maloney- Dela Cruz (2012), his Father Loreto Dela Cruz (1983), and his brother, Michael Dela Cruz (2002). He is survived by his brothers Anthony and Richard Dela Cruz and his sister Theresa Taylor, his daughter Marlo Dewing, his sons Zachariah, Zebediah, and Zedekiah Dela Cruz, and his grandchildren David, Ella, Brooklyn, Carter, Charlie, and Spencer Dela Cruz.

Ronald was a gourmet chef and garde manger, as well as a master carpenter, and talented musician. He loved golfing, fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping. He was passionate about the things he loved. He was a man of character and humility. His impeccable style was one of a kind and admired by many.

There will not be a viewing or funeral. Family and friends may visit the website for Fertig Funeral Home at to write a tribute in the Memory Book, light a candle, or lay a flower.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Francis Owsik on 27th February 2016

"Miss you all the time Ron. It was an honor to a friend of yours."

This tribute was added by Francis Owsik on 27th February 2016

"Miss you all the time Ron. It was an honor to a friend of yours."

This tribute was added by Thomas Brennan on 6th March 2015

"Never a mean word. Always a gentleman, gentle soul. I am inspired by his unabashed enthusiasm for playing music at the Tuesday night jam. Generous with praise for others, he was. A nicer guy I don't think I'll ever meet. RIP, brother."

This tribute was added by Marguerite Havey on 5th March 2015

"To Grandpa ..

I will Miss you .. and our times that we went downstairs and you let sing my songs while you played the Piano .. I hope you have a Guitar in Heaven and can continue to play your Music. Kisses and Hugs from your Princess Ella Bleu. I'll always remember you in my heart"

This tribute was added by Terry Malone on 5th March 2015

"Irish Blessing...
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I follow the plan God laid for me.
I saw His face, I heard His call,
I took His hand and left it all…
I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss…
Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss.
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much:
Good times, good friends, a loved-one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief –
Don’t shorten yours with undue grief.
Be not burdened with tears of sorrow,
Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow."

This tribute was added by Francis Owsik on 5th March 2015

"I  will always remember your friendship. Your smile was my  serenity, and what you did for LCC will never be forgotten. You inspired me with your humility. We will meet again, over and out…. May God hold you in the palm of his hand."

This tribute was added by Dennis Morrison on 5th March 2015

"Thank you RJ for the musical knowledge you have left us with,and for helping the younger players with they're chops and they're perspective on music.It was always a pleasure to share the stage with you,your playing would challenge us and bring our songs to a whole new level.You will be truley missed.may you walk with the Lord in the kingdom of heaven.with love and respect,Dennis"

This tribute was added by michelle' f on 5th March 2015

"RJ, you will always be remembered by Frank and I for being a great , kind and very talented person. You are truly missed by everyone who knew you and you will live on forever in our hearts. RIP our dear friend."

This tribute was added by Charles Sepulveda on 5th March 2015

"Ron, you have been in inspiration to me as I was growing up. You will be missed. You were a bright light in this world & your light will shine on forever. Rest in Gods peace."

This tribute was added by Melissa Barrett on 5th March 2015

"Ron, we barely knew you, but know your great kids...that is a legacy in it's own right. Wish we could have heard you playing and doing what was in your soul to do, glad it brought you and others such great joy! Rest in Peace and please family, know that John and I love and are praying for you in this time of sadness!
Matthew 5:4  Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
1Thess. 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
May the blessing of comfort be yours, dear family!"

This tribute was added by Carlyn Furno on 5th March 2015

"There are no words that I can explain the hole and sadness in my heart, RJ was my friend a honer that I will carry with me forever ,I wonder if he really knew how much he was truly loved.Till we meet again"

This tribute was added by Sharnae Stewart on 5th March 2015

"I would like to send my deepest condolences to the family and friends.  Though I didn't know him personally, I can tell from the beautiful comments that he was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.  I wanted to share a comforting thought with you that helped me when I dealt with the sting of the death in my family.  At John 5:28, 29 it says that soon "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out".  And at Revelation 21:4 God promises that "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more..."  Yes, take comfort in knowing that not only does God eagerly yearn to resurrect our dead loved ones, but he also promises to get rid of death forever!  If you would like to read more comforting thoughts from the scriptures, please visit  May the fond memories continue to bring you comfort through these trying times."

This tribute was added by Mikey Bones on 5th March 2015

"The ultimate in cool. RJ was a very dear friend. A great person that people just gravitated to, if you met RJ - you wanted to know RJ. A great musician and Bluesman Extrodinaire. You have touched so many, and you will be missed dearly. RIP my friend."

This tribute was added by Joan Raspantini on 5th March 2015

"A beautiful man, talented, soulful and gentle! You left us too soon Ron and your family and friends will miss you dearly! You are now an Angel watching over each one, until we meet in Heaven! Prayers of comfort and blessings to your children and Sherry"

This tribute was added by Donna DiFalco on 5th March 2015

"Words alone cannot even begin to express just how much Ron is loved and missed. We've lost a kind and gentle soul. I will always remember Ron's velvet voice and infectious smile. A life that touches others goes on forever.  Comfort comes from knowing we will see him again one day. Rest in God's glory, my long time friend."

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