More information on Pasco teacher who died in car crash in Mexico
PASCO, Wash. -- 32 year old David Ruiz was a very private man, but loved by many. fellow teachers and friends shared photographs of the 3rd grade bilingual teacher at Mark Twain Elementary.
Ruiz has taught at that school for almost seven years. He's a WSU Pullman graduate, and he grew up in Brewster, Washington.
He lived in Pasco with his father, Cruz Ruiz and will be buried in Los Angeles Friday, where most of his family is from. Friends tell me Ruiz was in San Ysidro, Mexico when the wreck happened. They say he goes to Mexico every year to visit friends and family.
David Ruiz also took salsa lessons at Salsa Con Rumba for the last year. His co-workers and salsa friends are raising money to help friends and family here get to LA on short notice.
Counselors will be at Mark Twain Elementary on Thursday from 9:00am-11:00am to help the students and staff get through this difficult time.
Here is viewing and funeral information:
Thursday 7-14-11 Funeraria Del Angel 913 West Whittier Blvd Montebello, CA 90640 Family viewing 4-5 pm Friends + family 5-9 pm Rosary 7:00 pm
Friday 7-15-11 mass @ 11:00 am St. Francis Xavier parish 4245 S. Accacia Ave. Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Resurrection Cemetery 966 North Potrero Grande Drive. Montebello, CA 90640