Paul W. “Cruzy” Cruz 52 of New Bedford passed away Sunday May 27, 2018. He was the son of Sandra (Edmundson) Tavares and step son of Bruce Tavares. Paul was a lifelong resident of New Bedford. He was formerly employed as a warehouse manager for Granite City Electric. Survivors include his parents; a step-son Andrew Gifford of New Bedford; 2 brothers Joseph Cruz of Tenn. And Travis Tavares of Fall River. 2 sisters Lisa Bowden of New Bedford and Crystal Tavares of Ayers, MA. He was the father of the late Holly Cruz. In accordance with his wishes he will be cremated.