George Orlando Ruiz died peacefully by his wife’s side, on Thursday, August 25th in Lakeland FL, after a three-year battle.

George was born on February 23rd, 1954, in New York City, the Bronx. He graduated from James Monroe High School. Right after his graduation ceremony, he reported to work for Con Edison Electric Company where he would spend the next 43 and a half year. He loved his job, and he was also loved and respected by his colleagues. He retired in 2015.

George is survived by his wife, Norma (Yia), his two children, George and Sabrina, his two stepdaughters, Melissa and Christina, his grandson Maison and a second grandchild on the way, and his siblings Eddalee, George Louis, Raymond and Frank.

George was full of life, he had a great sense of humor, and was always quick with a joke or a hilarious sarcastic retort. You could not be around him without having a laugh and a smile on your face. He appreciated the finer things in life, whether it was clothing, accessories, dining, or travel. He lived lavishly and no one was more debonair! Beyond that, he loved spending time with his wife, Norma, who was his partner in life for over 20 years, his dog Rusty, family, and friends. George was a devoted husband and happiest in the company of his wife. They made it their mission to make each other happy and they succeeded. They traveled, laughed and enjoyed life. He will be gravely missed by his wife, family, friends, and all who knew him. Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes.

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