Michael Ruiz Jr.

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Michael Ruiz Jr. ,27, of Buffalo, New York, formerly of Portland, New York passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 20, 2019. He was born in Carlsbad, California on January 12, 1992 to Michael and Teresa Schmitz Ruiz Sr.  Michael was a 2012 graduate of Brocton Central School and upon graduation enlisted in the United States Army National Guard and was active until his honorable discharge in January of 2019. He was currently attending Daemen College in Buffalo, New York and was also the President of the Social Work Class. At one time he worked as a care giver for the Adult Day Care at the Resource Center in Dunkirk, New York. Besides his love for his family, he loved dancing, singing and shopping, watching movies especially Harry Potter. Michael also especially enjoyed and loved playing board games and outdoor games with his family.

Michael is survived by his parents Michael and Teresa Ruiz Sr. his partner Michael Rosier of Buffalo, New York; two brothers Anthony Ruiz of California, Evelio (Jennifer) Dejesus Jr. of Portland, New York; three sisters, Samantha (Evan) Davis of South Dayton, New York, Sabrina Ruiz of Portland, New York and Jessica Berrera of California; his paternal grandparents, Nilda and Carlos Ruiz of Dunkirk, New York and Maternal grandparents Ellen and Raymond Franklin of Portland, New York; two aunts, Lucinda Ruiz of Kentucky and Brenda (Miguel) Fred, three uncles, Edberto (Rebecca) Ruiz, David Ruiz, and Thomas Schmitz,  four nieces Evelia, Aubree, Rylee and Zola Dejesus and several great aunts, great uncles and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday April 26, 2019 at 11 am from the Morse FuneralHome in Brocton, New York, the Rev. Molly Golando of Fredonia will officiate.Interment will follow at the Portland Evergreen Cemetery where full Military Honors will be given for Michael by the American Legion John W Dill Post 434 of Brocton, New York. Friends and family are invited to call at the Morse Funeral Home, 51 Highland Ave. Brocton, New York from 2-4 and 7-9 on Thursday April 25, 2019. The family kindly requests memorials in Michael's memory be made to the Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue, 7540 N. Gale St. Westfield, New York 14787 or the Westfield Stray Cat Rescue 59 E. Main St. Westfield, New York 14787. The family would also very greatly appreciate any monetary donations  towards the Funeral expenses for Michael to be sent to Teresa Ruiz. 6606 Woleben Rd Portland, New York 14769.