ADELINA CRUZ GATEWOOD, age 91, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2019 at her home in Woodmere Village, OH.
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“Lina” the eldest of three children of Mary Alves and Antonio Cruz, was born February 26, 1927, in New Bedford, MA.
At a young age Lina married and relocated to Ohio, and there raised three children. Anyone who knew Lina would describe her as a devoted Mother, and avid church goer, a perfect host, and a lively personality. She retained all of those qualities her entire life.
Left to honor her memory are daughters, Maria (Andrew) Tully and Madelaine C. Delgado, from her marriage to the late Tony Delgado. Lina leaves her beloved Grandchildren Aileen (Harold) Bost, Margaret Michele (Michael) Arney, Madelaine (Eric) Theler, and Louis M. Massey; Great-Grandchildren Michael, Jeremy, and Jasmine Bost; Antonia Arney; Freya and Andrew Theler. She will be missed by her sister, Mary Owens, Aunt Benvinda Lobo, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Lina was preceded in death by her second husband Joseph Gatewood; son, Anthony J. Delgado; and brother, Antone Cruz.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM, Friday, January 11, 2019 at Holy Spirit Parish, 4341 E 131st St, Garfield Heights where family will greet friends from 9:00 AM until time of mass. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM, at the JAKUBS & SON FUNERAL HOME, 936 E. 185th ST., CLEVELAND. Interment will be in All Souls Cemetery. www.jakubs.com