Arthur Alcantar Ruiz, our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, and friend, went to Glory in paradise with our Lord. The Lord called him on February 28, 2021, with his family by his side.
Arthur was the second child born on July 6, 1939 to Arthur Ruiz and Consuelo Alcantar in Gilbert Arizona. He married Florence Dominguez and together they were married for 54 years. Shortly after marriage they moved to California to start a family. They shared four children, Elizabeth, Michael, Irene, and Renee Ruiz. They lived in Huntington Park for 30 years before moving to Oxnard, CA in 1990.
At a very young age, Art learned life as a rancher by belling hay and spending time with the horses. Once he moved to California, his first job was at a laundry mat, providing maintenance. In 1968, he transitioned to Anchor Hocking glass. Later, the company became Saint Gobain Containers, where he retired after 36 years. He took pride in his job as a tow motor operator, lifting pallets of glass and manufacturing glass beverage containers.
In 1981, Art received the Lord as a born-again believer of Jesus Christ at Calvary Chapel in Downey, CA. There, he was water baptized and received the Holy Spirit. He enjoyed Calvary's Friday Movie nights and Saturday concerts. He also loved attending church at The Good Shepherd Family bible church in Huntington Park, CA. The joy of the Lord was his strength and illuminated his countenance. He was a man of integrity with an obedient and serving heart. He always wanted to bring honor to the Lord. He demonstrated God's love through action with a heart of gold and humility. He truly was our inspiration, hero, and Patriarch of the family, who had a servant's heart.
Our beloved, enjoyed collecting horses and old car toys; playing and teaching poker to his family, dancing, attending car shows with family members, and maintaining his cars and others. He was a jack of all trades as a good mechanic. He also was a devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, and great Grandfather. He cherished spending time with his children, grandchildren at family functions, attending church BBQS and watching sports. He also enjoyed picking up his grandchildren from school. He especially loved spending time with his great grandchildren who reminded him of his grandkids.
His memory lives on in the hearts of his loving family, especially his infectious sense of humor that was radiating; causing those around him to feel the Love of Jesus. He lived a fruitful life with 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He leaves behind sisters, brother, nieces, nephews, and many more friends.
The family would like to thank all family members who came together in his final moments of life as he entered the presence of the Lord. Thank you to our extended family, friends, and neighbors for your concern, kind words, and faithful prayers during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American heart Association and American Diabetes Association in honor of him.