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The family of Ruben Mercado of Tampa is saddened to announce his passing on Sunday February 23, 2020 at the early age of 59 years from a sudden heart attack. 

 
Ruben was born on July 3, 1960 in New York, New York as one of 8 children. Ruben is predeceased by his parents, Padricio Mercado and Monserrate (Maria) Mercado and siblings Luis and Daisy. He is survived by his spouse Nancy; children: Jessica, Carmen, Joshua, Ruben, Will (Harrett) and Kevin; siblings: Johnny, Robert, Nereida, Marilyn and Elizabeth; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Ruben also leaves behind countless cousins, nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends who will miss him.
Ruben was a hard worker and always made sure to provide for his family. He was a kind individual who went out of his way to make someone laugh or make sure everyone was having a good time. In his down time, Ruben enjoyed fishing, watching his beloved Yankees and favorite tv programs.
A Memorial Service will be held
Cremations of Greater Tampa Bay

16 Comments

  • CUZ, GLORIA OF NEW JERSEY
    Posted March 4, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    MAY YOU REST IN PEACE MY ADORABLE COUSIN YOU WILL BE MISSED, LOVE YOU ♥️

    • Anonymous
      Posted March 4, 2020 at 5:38 pm

      I’m going to .miss him dearly me his cousin Nelson l was even talking with him a week ago on the phone l live in ft Lauderdale he lived in Tampa planing on going to Tampa to visit all my cousin l told him, some time l can not understand why is so hard for all of us, l just loss one of my best friend to around 2 1/2 week ago he was clean never did anything he had a tumor in his head went for surgery two days later he passed away left a boat business God take care of them

  • Carmen Dejesus
    Posted March 4, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    R. I.P my dear cousin Ruben

  • Jennifer
    Posted March 4, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    May you rest in peace cuz will always remember the good times we shared together love you always 💋❤ til we meet again

  • Jennifer from Jersey
    Posted March 4, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    May you rest in peace cuz will always remember the good times we shared together love you always 💋❤ til we meet again

  • Jennifer from new Jersey Jersey
    Posted March 4, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    May you rest in peace cuz will always remember the good times we shared together love you always 💋❤ til we meet again

  • Anonymous
    Posted March 4, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    You are my little brother you’re going to be Miss but I will always have you in my heart rest in peace until we see each other one day

  • Marilyn Mercado his oldest sister
    Posted March 4, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    You are my little brother you’re going to be Miss but I will always have you in my heart rest in peace until we see each other one day

  • Nelson
    Posted March 4, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    I’m going to .miss him dearly me his cousin Nelson l was even talking with him a week ago on the phone l live in ft Lauderdale he lived in Tampa planing on going to Tampa to visit all my cousin l told him, some time l can not understand why is so hard for all of us, l just loss one of my best friend to around 2 1/2 week ago he was clean never did anything he had a tumor in his head went for surgery two days later he passed away left a boat business God take care of them

  • Cuz Tony of Jersey
    Posted March 4, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    You will be missed BIG HEAD..

  • Tina
    Posted March 4, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    My dear brother I’m glad I got to enjoy the last month with him we have dinner my sister and I with Ruben we had a great time with him I can speak for myself but I will always miss my brother it hurts so much but I know he’s in a better place with the Lord

  • Marilym
    Posted March 4, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Will be miss my little brother rest in peace love you always

  • Anonymous
    Posted March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    My little brother rest in peace always love you until we meet

  • Nia Rodriguez, Niece
    Posted March 4, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    It’s not good-bye.
    It’s see you later. I know you’re in a better place uncle Ruben. You will be missed dearly.

  • Anonymous
    Posted March 5, 2020 at 8:35 am

    I am the wife of the late freddy ruoz my condolences to you ruben mercado i remember you at family functions we are the same age rip along with your sister whom i was close to Daisy mercado .condolences to the entire family my name is nellue santiago ruiz

  • Eileen Ruiz
    Posted March 5, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    You will be missed dearly tio. Love you. Your neice always, your spooky forever.

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