Rafael A. Cruz, 54, of Landisville, NJ passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021 in Inspira Medical Center in Vineland after a brief illness. Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico he lived in Hammonton for 20 years before moving to his current residence in Landisville, NJ. Rafael was a carpenter for Trade Images of Buena and was a member of the Northeastern Carpenters Union Local 252. He was predeceased by his father, Gumersindo Cruz. Rafael is survived by his wife, Ana Sanchez; his mother, Ramonrita Carrasquillo Rodriguez of Puerto Rico; two sisters, Sol Cruz; Ivellise Cruz; one niece, Roshley; three nephews, Roddie, Marcos; Cesar; two uncles, Frank Carrasquillo; Juan Carrasquillo; two aunts, Francesca Cruz; Eveangelina Cruz. Funeral Services and burial will be held in Caguas, Puerto Rico.