Plinio Ruiz, 73, worked as an engineer in the plastics industry

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Plinio Ruiz, 73, of Leland, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at the Premier Living & Rehabilitation Center. He was born on November 2, 1942, in Harlem, N.Y., the son of Julio Venegas and Eugenia Burgos.

Plinio worked as an engineer in the plastics industry. He served his country with honor and distinction in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his daughters, Angelique Williams, Stacey Ruiz and Gabriella Ruiz; and sister, Melba Modesto.

He will be inurned in the family cemetery in Wainscott, N.Y.

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