Yumiko Y. De La Cruz
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Yumiko Y. De La Cruz
  • October 21, 1935 - February 4, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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81, of Tampa, passed away on Saturday, February 4th at Kindred Hospital. Yumi was born in Nagasaki, Japan and moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1970 after traveling the world with her husband. In her spare time she enjoyed making silk plants. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents Momosaki and Hama Ide. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Celedonio De La Cruz; sons, Hiromu De La Cruz and Cesar De La Cruz and wife Dawn; daughter, Liza Mae De La Cruz and boyfriend Keith Merritt; grandchildren: Dominique Willis, Christian De La Cruz, Mariko De La Cruz, Aliyah McCray, Marcus McCray, Michael Merritt, Kimberly Merritt, Hana Merritt, Wanda Garcia De La Cruz and great granddaughter Chynna Garcia De La Cruz; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation will be Friday, February 10th from 4-6pm with a funeral service to follow at 6pm at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Yumi’s honor to Moffitt Cancer Center. Arrangements handled by Blount & Curry MacDill, 813-876-2421.