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Obituary for Teia Cruz

Teia Cruz, 56, of Reading, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022, in her home. Born in Manhattan, New York, she was the daughter of Hector Cruz and Christine Borden. Teia was a graduate of the College of Staten Island and enjoyed a career providing assistance to customers and clients in various roles in hospitality.

Teia is survived by her children; Tavious Acosta, and Tana Tunnell, wife of Anthony, of Sinking Spring, along with her sisters Sabrina Barnes, Tara Hayghe, wife of Victor of North Carolina, and Barbara Gjonbalaj, and her brother Rick Cruz of Mississippi, as well as her nieces Layonna Cruz, Maryse Hyman, and Yelena Tobal, wife of Randy of Reading, her nephews Justin Hicks, Jarrell Wilson, Salvador Sanchez, Jose Adames, Joseph and Johnathan Acosta, and her great nieces and nephews Iro, Myliah, Myani, Yahiness, Mayla, and Omaz.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am with services beginning at 10:30 am in Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Avenue Reading, PA 19606. Interment will be at Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Safe Berks of Reading, 255 Chestnut St., Reading PA 19602. Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit