Ernest Cresencio Santa Cruz

Ernest Santa Cruz passed away on September 23, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Ernest was a loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife Patricia, and four children, Cindy, Michael, Marcel, and Marissa. A beloved Tata to 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. Our returning Vietnam Vet continued to serve his community through the American Legion Post 35. He is a Faithful servant and a Knight of Columbus. Ernest led in love, and he shined that light to all. A visitation will be held at 10:00am followed by a Funeral Mass on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 10:30am at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 3450 W Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226. Ernest will be laid to rest at Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008. Celebration of life will be held at Matthew B. Juan American Legion post 35, 2240 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85224.