72, of Bayonne, passed away on August 12, 2018. Husband of Christine Cruz. Father of Mary Velez Clay & her husband Mike, Johanna Velez Matos & her husband Angel, Dee Dee Velez Bottino & her husband Mark and David Cruz. Brother of Waleska Velez. Grandfather of Anthony, PJ, Tatiana, Montana, Katelynn, Gabriella, Austin, Savanah & Logan. Great-grandfather of Dalila & Annalise. Brother-in-law of Michael Tocci. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. Funeral arrangements by CAIOLA-STELLATO Funeral Home, 691 Avenue C.