Plinio Ruiz

November 2, 1942 - May 11, 2016
Plinio Ruiz

Plinio Ruiz, age 73, of Leland, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Premier Living & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born on November 2, 1942 in Harlem, NY, the son of Julio Venegas and Eugenia Burgos.

Plinio worked as an engineer in the Plastics industry.

He served his country with honor and distinction in the United States Army.

He is survived by his daughters Angelique Williams, Stacey Ruiz and Gabriella Ruiz; and sister Melba Modesto.

He will be inurned in the family cemetery in Wainscott, NY

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  • May 13, 2016
    Angelique Ruiz says:
    You are the other half of my heart. I miss you so much dad! We all miss and love you so very very much! You never gave up on me! The girls and I will make you proud! I LOVE YOU!!!!!

  • May 13, 2016
    Barbara Fontes says:
    Plinio was one of many inner city kids whose families moved to Roanoke Park (now North Amityville). We all went to the only school in Copiague on Great Neck Road. Later a High School was built. Because of Plinio and his close friends athletic and singing abilities, they put Copiague High School on the map. I talked to him occasionally throughout the years and Plinio was so proud of his accomplishments and daughters. It has been a privilege to have known him. I will miss you.

  • May 20, 2016
    Vicki Henico says:
    Dearest Angelique, Stacey and Gabriella, I was so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I know that your father really loved you guys, it showed when he talked about you and when I would see him look at you guys there was a glow and sparkle in his eyes. He was so well spoken, and such a "sharp" dresser, no one could deny that! Seeing some of the pictures that Gabriella has on facebook makes me sad that I didn't get to hear his singing however I know where all of you got your talents from. I know that this is such a hard thing to live through right now, the passing of one of our parents is always hard, but I know that each of you have such warm and loving memories of your father that if you hold them close in your heart you will feel him around you each and everyday! Please know that you are being held close in our thoughts and prayers. You are loved! Vicki Henico and family

  • May 20, 2016
    Ruthie says:
    I met Plinio later in his life as he celebrated the amazing accomplishments of his daughters. He vocally loved and cared for them deeply as they each followed their own paths. His unyielding belief and pride in them demonstrated his never ending love for them. “To love and be loved is to feel the sun on both sides.” Your family is in my thoughts at this time.

  • May 22, 2016
    Melinda Rogers Boan says:
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr Ruiz. He and I were pals during his Davita dialysis days. I was one of his nurses. (2011-2013) We would chat about his "beautiful daughters", about his music days and many other subjects. I used to love to point out that he was the best dressed patient.....he knew it was true and would smile so big! It was an honor to know him and to have him touch my life. (I moved back to South Carolina in 2013, and it broke my heart to have to leave my favorite patients----he, without doubt, was one of my favorites). May God bless you with happy memories of your sweet father.