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David Angelo beautiful son of David & Adrianne Cruz.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, David Angelo Cruz who was born in Pennsylvania on July 03, 2008 and passed away on September 15, 2008 . We will remember him forever.

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered "come with me" With tearful eyes I watched you,and saw you pass away. Although I loved you dearly, I could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest....God broke my heart to prove to me, he only takes the best! ♥          Miss you Angelo so much, you truly are the best but were taken from us way too soon..... your hands did not have time to be hard working.... We love you so much 

I just received this from SIDS of PA and it is so true I have to share it with all of you:

A Bereaved Parent's Wish List

1.  I wish my child hadn't died.  I wish I had him back.

2.  I wish you wouldn't be afraid to speak my child's name.  My child lived and was very important to me.  I need to hear that he was important to you also.

3.  If I cry and get emotional when you talk about my child, I wish you knew that it isn't because you have hurt me.  My child's death is the cause of my tears.  You have talked about my child, and you have allowed me to share my grief.  I thank you for both.

4.  I wish you wouldn't "kill" my child again by removing his pictures, artwork, or other remembrances from your home

5.  Being a bereaved parent is not contagious, so I wish you wouldn't shy away from me.  I need you now more than ever.

6.  I need diversions, so I do want to hear about you; but, I also want you to hear about me.  I might be sad and I might cry, but I wish you would let me talk about my child , my favorite topic of the day.

7.  I know that you think of and pray for me often.  I also know that my child's death pain you, too.  I wish you would let me know those things through a phone call, a card of note, or a real big hug.

8.  I wish you wouldn's expect my grief to be over is 6 months.  These first months are traumatic for me, but I wish you could understand that my grief will never be over.  I will suffer the death of my child until the day I die.

9.  I am working very hard in my recovery, but I wish you could understand that I will never fully recover.  I will always miss my child, and I will always grieve that he is dead.

10.  I wish you wouldn't expect me "not to think about it" or to "be happy".  Neither will happen for a very long time, so don't frustrate yourself.

11.  I don't want to have a pity party, but I do wish you would let me grieve.  I must hurt before I can heal.

12.  I wish you would understand how my life has shattered.  I know it is miserable for you to be around me when I'm feeling miserable.  Please be as patient with me as I am with you.

13.  When I say " I'm doing okay", I wish you could understand that I don't feel okay and that I struggle daily.

14.  I wish you knew that all of the grief reactions I'm having are normal.

15.  Depression, anger, frustration, hopelessness, and overwhelming sadness are all to be expected.  So, please excuse me when I'm quiet and withdrawn or irritable and cranky.

16.  Please excuse me if I seem rude- certainly not my intent.  Sometimes the world around me goes too fast and I need to get off.  When I walk away, I wish you would let me find a quiet place to spend time alone.

17.  I wish you understoond that grief changes people.  When my child died, a big part of me died with him.  I am not the same person I was before my child died, and I will never be that person again.

18.  I wish very much that you could understand- understand my loss and my grief, my silence and my tears, my void and my pain.  BUT, I pray daily that you will never understand.


                                  If I Knew

                    Hold your loved ones close today

                    Whisper in their ear,

                    Tell them that you love them

                    And you'll always hold them dear.

                    For tomorrow is promised no one

                    Young and old alike,

                    And today may be your last chance

                   To hold your loved ones tight.

                                          -Adapted, author unknown


We would like to thank all of our amazing family, friends, coworkers and random passerbys who have made donations in Angelo's name on, expressed their condolences or just offered a few words of encouragement.  Without you we don't know how we would have made it through this without our precious son.  If we can help save one little life than that is one family that won't have to go through this horrible tragedy.  From the bottom of our hearts... Thank you


Adrianne, Dave and Angelo



Click here to see David Cruz's
Family Tree
Tributes and Condolences
David Angelo Cruz   / Lenora Hall (co worker )
Your memory will forever be in the hearts of your family and friends.Your light will always shine. May God bless you. Lenora HALL
Thinking of you   / Aunt Dina
Hey, Angelo! I am so excited your mommy is having a baby girl soon. Antonio will be a great older brother; he will look after her and torture her like all older brothers do. Since you are the oldest I am sure you will whisper some things into Anto...  Continue >>
5 years   / Maryann Phillip (Grammy)
Angelo, I can't believe it has been 5 years since the day our lives changed forever and you started your new life!  We all miss you so much and we keep you with us everywhere we go and with everything we do.  As time passes, the hole in my...  Continue >>
5 years   / Richie (Uncle)
Wow its been 5 yrs since you left an went to heaven. Your little brother is getting so big. Watch out for him. Your impression was left deep in all of us with your short Visit here. See again someday
Happy birthday Angelo   / Aunt Dina
I just wanted wish you a happy birthday! Remembering seeing you for the first time. Your Mom and Dad were so excited! You truly were a blessing to our whole family. We miss you and wish you were here so we could celebrate with you. Love you!
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Thinking of you at Christmas  / Aunt Dina     Read >>
Happy 4th Birthday  / Maryann Phillip (Grammy)    Read >>
Thinking of you  / Maryann Phillip (Grammy)    Read >>
my pumpkin  / Adrianne Mommy     Read >>
Missing you  / Anna Vile (GGMom)    Read >>
my pumpkin  / Adrianne Mommy     Read >>
Wishing you were here  / Maryann Phillip (Grammy)    Read >>
my pumpkin  / Adrianne Mommy     Read >>
We miss you  / Maryann Phillip (grammy)    Read >>
my pumpkin  / Adrianne Mommy     Read >>
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His legacy
Our Little Angel  

Our little angel was sent up above
To his brand new home with lots of love
He’s in Gods hands now looking down on us
Knowing how much we miss his little touch.

For he touched all of our lives
In a different way
Oh how we miss him and wish
He could have stayed

He was taken from us
Way to soon
Now he’s above the clouds
With the stars and the moon

He will truly be missed
Each and every day
And I guess that’s it
It’s just Gods way

I don’t have the answers
Of why our baby boy
one of the best things
That brought everyone so much joy

Remember to love him
& carry him in your thoughts
And I know for sure
He will never leave our hearts.

Until we meet again
We must all pull together
Holding out our hands
And helping out each other

When you see things in the distance
That looks like just a glow
Think to yourself
It’s David Angelo.

Watching on Mommy & Daddy
The same
And all of his aunts & uncles
That is just too many to name

Grandmothers & Grandfathers
He’s watching as well
He loves you all so much
Even God can already tell

Open the heavens
And let out the doves
Because David Angelo
Comes to you God with so much love. 

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