Funeral services were held Sept. 9 for Luis Cruz-Diaz, 78, of Jersey City. He died Sept. 5 in his home after a long battle with lymphoma. He was a retired 20-year veteran of the US Army. He served three years with distinction as an infantryman in Korea, including the battle of Outpost Kelly. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart, as well as several other commendations for his dedication and bravery. He was also retired from the US Postal Service after 20 years. He was the husband of Angelina; the father of Angelina Samoongadarie and her husband Jack, Luis Cruz and his wife Ana “China” Cruz, Catalina Cruz, and Miguel Cruz and his wife Ana Iris Cruz; the grandfather of Luis Lee Cruz and wife Tiffani Hendrie Cruz, Jasmine Cruz, and Joshua Cruz and wife Martha Morales Cruz; and the great-grandfather of Destiny and Damien Cruz. He is predeceased by his daughter Jacqueline. Services arranged by McLaughlin Funeral Home of Jersey City.