Genaro "Jerry" Ruiz, 66, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010.

He was born on Sept. 20, 1944 in Chapman Ranch to Caspar and Celestina DeLeon Ruiz Sr.

He worked as an installer for a glass company and also worked at Barbara's Flower Shop.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Aldemira Tober.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Guillerma G. Ruiz of Corpus Christi; his children, Jessica (Joe) Martinez, Ruby Brason, Mary Lou Ybarra, Maria Long, and Ray (Rebecca) Cantu, all of Corpus Christi; his brother, Gaspar Ruiz Jr. of Corpus Christi; two sisters, Consuelo Ruiz of Corpus Christi, and Emma Martinez of South Carolina; 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at St. Peter Prince of the Apostle Catholic Church.

Interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.