Herman Ruiz III

March 19, 1975 - August 30, 2022
Herman  Ruiz III

Herman Ruiz III, age 47, a resident of Washington, NC lost his battle with cancer after a long and valiant fight on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Herman was born the son of the late Herman Ruiz Jr. and Regina Matos on March 19, 1975 in Brooklyn, New York. He was that person that one day just entered your life out of the blue, and never left, as if he was always supposed to be there; and your life was so much better for it. The definition of the phrases “he would give you the shirt off his back “and “to know him was to love him” were written with Herman in mind.

He was a free-spirited man who worked hard and loved even harder; especially when it came to his family and his dogs who he treated like kings. Some might say he was too nice and too forgiving, but he was just a man who felt that everyone deserved to be respected, loved, not judged, and ought to have as many chances as they needed. Having conquered his own demons, he knew the time, perseverance, patience and help someone might actually need.

Being the person he was, Herman was loved and respected. He was funny with a contagious laugh. A man who you knew was in the room. He loved his horror and crime shows and even the Spice Girls. Those who loved him and who he loved, know that they wouldn’t be who they are today without having hah Herman in their lives.

Herman leaves his memory with his wife; Patricia Growney-Ruiz, daughter; Linda Figuero, stepdaughter; Katherine Fielder, brother; Christopher Ruiz, three sisters; Regina Ruiz, Denise Lopez, Jennifer Lopez (Ahmed Suhail), many nieces and nephew and his dogs Coco, Buster, and Dynamite

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Herman’s long fight with cancer has been physically, emotionally, and financially draining on his family. They have many medical and other bills to take care of while trying to adjust to a world without him. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to assist them during this difficult time and may be made by CLICKING HERE

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to be assisting the Ruiz family.

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  • September 29, 2022
    Jennifer Suhail says:
    I can't put it in words, how losing you feels there's never a shortage of moments where I say to myself if Herman were here and then it hits that you're gone & it hurts so much. To say I miss you is an understatement. Sleep in Peace I'll miss you till I see you again I love you so much

  • September 29, 2022
    Jennifer Suhail lit a candle:
    Lit since September 29, 2022 at 9:10:40 PM

  • September 16, 2022
    Patricia Ruiz says:
    You are forever in my heart. I love you. Until we meet again...

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  • September 14, 2022
    Kat and Jason Blouch says:
    Rest easy cuz. You’re loved and missed greatly.

  • September 14, 2022
    Christopher Ruiz lit a candle:
    Lit since September 14, 2022 at 9:34:09 PM

  • September 14, 2022
    Kiwi Figueroa says:
    Love You Dad Thank You For All You’ve Done ❤️🕊️

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    Lit since September 14, 2022 at 9:11:30 PM

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  • September 14, 2022
    Beth & Felix says:
    God bless Herman, all our love. ❤️🙏🏻

  • September 14, 2022
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    Lit since September 14, 2022 at 9:22:05 AM