Obituary of Julio Cruet

September 3, 2023

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September 13, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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New York, NY 10036

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September 13, 2023

1:00 PM

St. John's Cemetery

80-01 Metropolitan Avenue

Queens, NY 11379

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In the 1950's, I belonged to Malibu Beach Club, in Lido Beach. I loved the weekends there, as they had terrific shows and both ballroom and Latin bands for dancing. I love to dance, especially to Latin music. One night, I saw the most wonderful dancer, dancing with twin girls, at the same time! The girls were very good dancers, and he was the smoothest, best dancer I had ever seen, and so elegant. I would have loved to dance with him, but it didn't happen. Fast forward 30 years, I was living in Manhattan, not attached, and frequenting clubs with live music, mostly Latin. I wouldn't dance with a man unless I had seen him dance, and he did it well. Julio Cruet asked me to dance, but I said "no thank you", because I hadn't seen him dance. Once I saw him dancing, I knew I had to dance with him, and I fit in his arms like a hand in a glove. We started talking and he mentioned Malibu Beach Club, and that's when I realized I had seen him dance before! We became friends and dance partners. Five years later, we became life partners. Not only was Julio a dancer, singer and, after retiring, an actor, but he was the kindest, sweetest man I ever knew. He thanked me for everything from meals to giving him six grand children, regularly. I loved him very much and will miss him for the rest of my life.

Posted by: Barbara Zapson - New York, New York - Significant Other September 12, 2023