Carlos Cruz Reyes

Carlos Cruz Reyes

November 04, 1952 ~ February 08, 2019

Born in: Manila, The Philippines
Resided in: 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: February 13, 2019 7:00 pm

O'Connor Mortuary
25301 Alicia Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

(949) 581-4300

Room: Chapel

Funeral Mass: February 14, 2019 1:00 pm

St. Kilian Catholic Church
26872 Estanciero
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Graveside Service: February 16, 2019 2:00 pm

Ascension Cemetery
24754 Trabuco Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630

(949) 837-1331

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  1. Oni and pat and Shaun ramos February 11, 2019 at 7:08 pm - Reply

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

  2. Maria a Derush February 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm - Reply

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

  3. Richard Ramos February 12, 2019 at 12:55 pm - Reply

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

  4. Michele and David Saranillo February 13, 2019 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    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.

  5. Bill Sultze February 13, 2019 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    ‘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.

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