Obituary - Edward Cruz
Edward Cruz, former CEO of E.E. Cruz and Co.
Inc., passed away on Tuesday, July 14, at his
home in Bay Head, New Jersey, with Sharon, his
wife of 51 years, and his
four children, Robin, Jeff, Kelly and Susan, at his
Cruz was born in Camarneira, Portugal, on March 22, 1941, the eldest of five children, and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1950.
Settling in the Ironbound section of Newark, New Jersey
father started a small construction company, initially doing foundation work in Levittown on Long Island and then moving on to utility construction work in northern New Jersey.
Cruz earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1963, and worked for a number of years for his father's company, Cruz Construction Co.
leadership, the company completed numerous projects, including a major section of Boston's Northeast Rail Corridor and the Round Valley, New Jersey, Water Pipeline.
In 1984, Cruz and his cousin, Evaristo G. Cruz, founded E.E. Cruz & Co.