Peter M. Cruz of Hopatcong, NJ passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Merry Heart Health Care Center in Succasunna, NJ surrounded by his loving family. He was 89 years old. Peter was born on September 2, 1928 in Montclair, NJ.
He owned and operated Color Formulators in Paterson, NJ for many years. Mr. Cruz was a private pilot, a flight instructor and a Porsche enthusiast. He loved his V-Tail Bonanza Airplane and his Porsche 356 (1959). Peter was a member of the A.O.P.A (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) and the Porsche Club of America. He was a longtime resident of Marco Island, Florida and North Caldwell, NJ before moving to Hopatcong, NJ a short time ago.
Peter is survived by his son, Mark and his girlfriend, Cheryl and many friends. Peter's family would like to thank the staff of Merry Heart Senior Living in Succasunna, NJ for all of their kindness and special caring over the last few months.
Peter's Life Celebration Services will include a Memorial Service to be held privately and at the convenience of the family. All services were entrusted to the Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home of Landing, NJ.For memorial donations please consider NJSEEDS.org or at NJ SEEDS, 494 Broad Street Suite 105, Newark, NJ 07102.