Carlos Cruz Reyes

Carlos Cruz Reyes

November 04, 1952 - February 08, 2019
San Juan Capistrano CA

Carlos Cruz Reyes

November 04, 1952 - February 08, 2019
San Juan Capistrano CA


Carlos Reyes, 66, died of natural causes on Friday, February 8 in Irvine, CA. Carlos was born in Manila, Philippines where he met and married the love of his life, Rose. Carlos and Rose shared 40 years of marriage together. Carlos is survived by Rose, his children Carlo (Andrea), Kris (Annie), Ria (Brad) and Kurt, five grandchildren, his brothers and sisters, and a large extended family. Carlos was predeceased by his brother Romy and his parents.

Carlos was an engineer, and his career led him and his family to Michigan in 1985, where he worked as an engineer for General Motors. Carlos spent his entire career at GM until his retirement in 2013.

But first and foremost, Carlos was a family man who was willing to do anything he could to make sure his family was provided for and happy. Carlos’s self-sacrificing nature helped all four of his children graduate from college (and in some cases graduate school). Carlos and Rose had recently moved from Michigan to San Juan Capistrano, CA to be closer to their daughter Ria and three of their grandchildren.

Carlos had a playful spirit and a great sense of humor, and was often the life of family celebrations. He will be sorely missed, but we take comfort knowing that he has a new home in the Kingdom of Heaven.


Vigil Service

  • Date & Time: February 13, 2019 (7:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: February 14, 2019 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: St. Kilian Catholic Church
  • Location: 26872 Estanciero Drive Mission Viejo, CA 92691 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 586-4440

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: February 16, 2019 (2:00 PM)
  • Venue: Ascension Cemetery
  • Location: 24754 Trabuco Road Lake Forest, CA 92630 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 837-1331

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5 responses to Carlos Cruz Reyes

  1. To the Caloy family: So sorry for your loss. I worked with Caloy who was a wonderful and kind person . Thinking of your family .

  2. To rose and family so sorry for your loss Carlos will be in our prayers

  3. Our sincere condolences to the family of Carlos Reyes
    From Joy, Richard & Hazel, Jeff & Mae

  4. Bill Sultze says:

    ‘Playful spirit’ is certainly an apt description of Caloy, and I will miss his playful spirit! I am blessed to have worked with him and known him, and am very glad I had a chance to visit with him just before he moved to California. My sympathy to Rose and the family. He will be in my prayers.

  5. Rose, Carlo, Kris, Ria and Kurt, we mourn the passing of your loved one. We’ll remember his smiling enjoying life with all of us. Our sympathy, Michele, David, Melani and Antonio.

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