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Jorge L. "JJ" Ruiz

September 3, 1979 - August 5, 2017

Ruiz, Jorge L. “JJ”, 37, of Wesley Chapel, passed away suddenly on August 5, 2017. JJ was born on September 3, 1979 in Miami, Florida. He is the son of Angel Ruiz and Helen Martinez. JJ enjoyed watching movies and was also an actor in many films. In his spare time, he also enjoyed playing and collecting Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! collectables. JJ loved to read comic books, with his favorite character being the Green Lantern.

JJ is survived by his daughter, Allaura Ruiz; wife, Jessica Vanwinkle; mother, Helen Martinez; father, Angel Ruiz; siblings, Alex, Pito, Mita, Lydia and Anthony; grandparents, Jorge and Mercy Martinez; aunt, Ivette (Dave) Paton; step-daughter, Jolynn Hanjora; mother and father-in-law, Christine and Dan; sister-in-law Melissa (Anthony); and best friends, Joe Ryan, Beth Velazquez and Kelly Weaver.

A memorial service is to be held by the family in Orlando at a near future date.

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