Juan Cruz Merced of Buffalo died Thursday in Buffalo General Hospital. He was 62.
Born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Mr. Merced attended school there. He came to the Buffalo area in 2000 and was employed as a construction worker.
Survivors include his longtime companion, Alicia Diaz; a son, Juan Carlos Cruz-Santos; a daughter, Aleida Cruz-Santos; two sisters, Blanquita and Gisela; and two brothers, Gregorio and Orlando.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in Lombardo Funeral Home, 473 Niagara St.