• Jesus I. Ruiz
    March 10,2014

    Jesus I. Ruiz

    Jesus I. Ruiz

    BERLIN — Jesus Ignacio Ruiz died of natural causes in his home on Friday, March 7, 2014.

    His ambition was to create happiness through good food, and he fulfilled this passion by cooking for family, friends and patrons of the Black Door and River Run restaurants. His most recent source of delight was as a volunteer at Feast, in the kitchen at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center.

    Surviving Ignacio are his cherished family, Amy, Ellie and Eneko Farr; his parents, Alicia Reyes Andrade and Ignacio Soler; his grandfather Marcos Reyes Andrade; his aunt, Ana Elena Reyes; his twin, Emilia Ruiz, and her sons, Alex and Kai; his brother Willem Ruiz and his wife, Andre Sanchez; his brother Ignacio Soler and his wife, Maki Abe, and their sons, Hiroki and Kouske; his sister Ines Soler and her husband, Pepon, and their children, Juan, Lucia and Carmen; his brother Pablo Soler and his wife, Carol.

    He was predeceased by his sister Ysabel Ruiz and his grandmother Nelly Blanco Yepes.

    His Vermont family include Charlie and Kathleen Pelletier, Christine Hartman and Jennifer Pelletier.

    Calling hours will be at the Guare & Sons Funeral Home in Montpelier on Wednesday, March 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.

    In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Just Basics Inc., 58 Barre St., Montpelier, VT 05602.

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