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Celebrating Yvonne Cruz

Yvonne Cruz Surf 'n Sea Ocean Beach MainStreet Association Ronald McDonald House

Join us for a Celebration of Life honoring Yvonne Cruz at Raglan Public House.  Raglan Public House will be donating 15% of sales the evening of Thurs., April 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm to the Ronald McDonald House.  Yvonne spent many hours volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House and the donation will be made in her name.  Join us for the evening and we'll have a fun, local raffle - with all proceeds benfitting Ronald McDonald House as well.

Yvonne Cruz Surf 'n Sea Ocean Beach MainStreet Association Raglan Public House Ronald McDonald House


Thanks to (Carol) Yvonne Cruz for her many years of service to the OB MainStreet Association and the Ocean Beach community.  We were saddened to hear the news of her passing earlier this week.  She passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, March 1st.

Yvonne was a long time local business owner and made wetsuits for generations of avid water sports fans, donated her services to water based charities and also found herself making custom wetsuits for dogs and even a duck at one point!

We've enjoyed being Yvonne's neighbor since the OB MainStreet Office moved to 1868 Bacon St. in 2003. Yvonne was a long time, active board member at the time of her death.  She also spent countless hours volunteering on committees, chairing the OB Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off Festival, and was even President of the association.  Her service carried over into volunteering with groups like the Polinsky Children's Center and the Ronald McDonald House.  Yvonne had many dear friends that she enjoyed sailing with.  We know she will be missed by them all. 

Yvonne's family will continue to run the wetsuit business, Surf 'n Sea, as they have been for the last two years.  We are awaiting news on a service from her family, and her final obituary, but would be remiss if we didn't send this information out to you all.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in her memory to the Ronald McDonald House.   Please send any donations to:
Ronald McDonald House
ATTN: Jamie Groth
2929 Children's Way
San Diego, CA 92123
*Memo Line*: In Memory of Yvonne Cruz - Volunteer Program.
For any questions regarding a donation please contact Jamie at 858-598-2430.

If you would like to send a personal note to the family, please contact the office at 619-224-4906 for their mailing address.

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