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In Memory of

Zenaida Gandeza Cruz

October 16, 1960 - September 9, 2016

Obituary


Zenaida Gandeza Cruz (affectionately known as: Zeny and Mama) was born on October 16, 1960 in Patucannay Tayum Abra. She was the fourth of seven children of Floyd and Pacita Gandeza.

In 1973, Zeny with her mother, one sister, and three brothers joined their father, sister (Cynthia), and brother (Eduardo) in Hanapepe, Kauai, HI. That same year, Zeny, her father, one sister, and three brothers moved to the mainland and resided in Santa Clara, CA. While in California, Zeny attended school and graduated from Buscher High School. In 1976, Zeny got a job...

Zenaida Gandeza Cruz (affectionately known as: Zeny and Mama) was born on October 16, 1960 in Patucannay Tayum Abra. She was the fourth of seven children of Floyd and Pacita Gandeza.

In 1973, Zeny with her mother, one sister, and three brothers joined their father, sister (Cynthia), and brother (Eduardo) in Hanapepe, Kauai, HI. That same year, Zeny, her father, one sister, and three brothers moved to the mainland and resided in Santa Clara, CA. While in California, Zeny attended school and graduated from Buscher High School. In 1976, Zeny got a job at Advance Micro Device with the help of her brother-in-law Orlando. Two months later, Zeny left and went to work at Intel for 32 years.

In 1978, Zeny met Danny Cruz, and they married in 1980. Together they had three children: Daniel Cruz Jr. (Thelma) was born December 28, 1980, Jonathan (Danielle) followed January 4, 1983 and lastly Jennifer (Lito Jr.), born February 9, 1985. She became a Grandmother (Mama) in 2002, and enjoyed her time with all 7 of her grandchildren (Aleizay, Jordan, Bioni, Alexis, Chanel, Makaio and Madelyn).

Zeny enjoyed traveling, dancing Hula, cooking, and being around family. She also enjoyed exercising, shopping and going to the casino. She was very lucky at the casino and it brought her much joy. She traveled to many places, but she enjoyed her time in Hawaii the most.

Zeny was diagnosed with cancer on May 8, 2015. She was very strong and well spirited throughout the battle. She remained positive and kept optimistic, and continued to place others before herself. She unexpectedly was called upon to the heavens on Friday, September 9, 2016 surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren. Preceded in death are her parents, and Mother-in-law, Cornelia Dela Cruz. She is survived by her six siblings: Cynthia (Orlando), Eduardo (Ledda), Delfin (Glenda), Elizabeth (Frank), Expedito (Melissa) and Joe. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Zeny will be dearly missed, but her cheerful and positive spirit will live with us forever.


Pallbearers: Orlando Visitacion, Lendel Gandeza, Christian Prado, Jovianney Dela Cruz, Justin Prado, Aaron Limcuando, Jordan Cruz, and Bioni Cruz.


Arrangements under the direction of Lima Family Milpitas-Fremont Mortuary, Fremont, CA.