Leoncio Cruz was born in the province of Pampanga in the Philippines, on April 15th, 1934. He was the 3rd of 9 children. Leoncio immigrated to the United States in 1983 with his wife and 3 children. They moved to Salinas, California, where he worked as an electrician.
Leoncio later started a new career and began working at the Post Exchange at Fort Ord. In 1998, he lost his wife, Josefina, to cancer. Leoncio retired in Salinas, California. He later moved to Fresno and then Oceanside, where he passed away on June 8th, 2020.
He is survived by his three children, Abby Joyce Cruz (her husband Adolfo), Robert T. Cruz, and Leo Cruz (his wife Gema). Leoncio has 4 grandchildren (Lyzelle, Alysha, Kiana, Kaleb). Visitation at Healey Morturary will take place on June 18th from 1:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., with a rosary at 7:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held the following day on June 19th , at 10:00 A.M.