Leonel "Leo" Ruiz, Jr.

Leonel "Leo" Ruiz, Jr., 49, of La Porte, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Northwest Health - Porter.


Leo was born on May 22, 1971 in Harlingen, TX, to Ovet H. Surowiec and Leonel Ruiz, Sr.


Surviving Leo are his children, Ariel (Tyler) Pennington, Dante Ruiz, and Danielle (Alex) Alonso, all of Houston, TX; 5 grandchildren, Alejandro Jr., Adrienne, Daniel, Jax, and Mya; father, Leonel Ruiz, Sr. of La Porte; stepfather, Rodney Surowiec of La Porte; siblings, Lisette Ruiz, Lupe (Kerry) Surowiec, Greg Surowiec, Ricky (Sara) Ruiz, Jeramy (Joslyn) Ruiz, and Roman Ruiz, all of La Porte; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded by his mother, Ovet H. Surowiec; brother, Marcos Leonel Ruiz, and grandparents, Jesus and Celia Ruiz.


Leo was a laborer who worked in construction.  He enjoyed playing softball, throwing darts, and socializing with friends.


A time of visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home. 


A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Roger Ash officiating.  Cremation will follow.


Due to the recent Governor's Order, anyone attending the visitation and/or service is required to wear a mask.


Memorial donations may be made to the Leo Ruiz Jr. Memorial Fund at


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