Alejandro Ruiz, a man of immense heart and unyielding dedication, left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing him. Born on August 10, 1982, in Porterville, CA, Alejandro was a beacon of love and generosity, a testament to the strength of human spirit, and a living embodiment of the quote, "The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love."\n\nAlejandro was a talented Vice Principal within the Terra Bella Elementary School District, specifically Carl Smith Middle School, dedicated to nurturing the potential in every student that walked through his doors. His passion for education was surpassed only by his immeasurable love for his family. Alejandro's devotion to his wife, Mayra, was the stuff of fairy tales – a love that was deep, enduring, and full of respect. Being a father to Mia, Gabriela, and Alejandro was also his greatest joy. He was the beloved son of Jose Luis Ruiz and Esperanza Lara Ruiz, who instilled in him the values of kindness and generosity that defined him. He will also be greatly missed by his siblings; Angel, Lupe, Whico, Guille, and most importantly, Marisela :)\n\nFor over 40 years, Alejandro lived in Terra Bella and Porterville, his heart always anchored in the community he loved. His dedication was apparent not only in his professional pursuits but also in his personal relationships. He was a man who derived his greatest joy from helping others and was always ready to extend a helping hand. As William Shakespeare once said, "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." Alejandro found his gift and gave it away generously, touching countless lives in the process.\n\nPlease join us in celebrating Alejandro's life at the Porterville Funeral & Cremation Center on Wednesday, 10 Jan 2024 at 3:00pm with the Rosary at 6:00pm. Mass will be held on Thursday, 11 Jan 2024 at 11:00am at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Followed by an interment at Hillcrest Memorial Park. \n\nAlejandro's life was a testament to the power of love, dedication, and generosity. His spirit will continue to live on in all those who were fortunate to have known him. Please share your treasured memories of Alejandro and upload photos to his memorial page. Let us remember this extraordinary man for all the love and kindness he brought into our lives.