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Anthony Cruz, 62, Teacher, Of Yorktown Heights

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – Anthony J. Cruz of Yorktown Heights died Sept. 11. He was 62.

Known to family and friends as "Tony," Cruz worked as a special education teacher for 39 years. He worked at Rye Neck School District for the last 19 years.

He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, N.Y., and earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Fordham University. He also earned a master's degree from Fairfield University.

Cruz is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patricia; a daughter, Ellen; a sister, Maritza; and his father, Anthony Cruz Sr.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Church on Moseman Street in Yorktown Heights. There will be a viewing from 12-12:30 p.m. Friday at Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown Heights.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a local food bank.

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