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Sophia LaRosa Ruiz, 21

December 18, 2021

Sophia LaRosa Ruiz, 21, of Lancaster was welcomed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on December 18, 2021 following a courageous battle with cancer. Born on October 7, 2000, she was the daughter of Joe Ruiz and Cassia Cahill of Lancaster.

A class of 2019 graduate of Hempfield High School, Sophia was able to light up a room with her great sense of humor. Aside from spending time with her friends and family, Sophia was also a gifted singer and loved music.

In addition to her parents, Sophia is survived by her two brothers; Joseph and Nolan; and boyfriend Nevan.

A celebration of life will take place at LCBC Church 2392 Mount Joy Road, Manheim, PA 17545 on January 2, 2022 at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sophia’s name to LCBC Manheim or Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Medical 1249 Cocoa Ave., Suite 115, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033.

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January 02, 2022

I haven’t stopped thinking about your loss since my daughter, Graycen made me aware. I remember Sophie at Hempfield Schools & Hempfield LAX. May you all find comfort in your precious memories & cherish the sound of her beautiful singing voice. Sophie WAS courageous & so very inspiring with her attitude towards life. I will hold you all in my thoughts & prayers. Bless you all & your journey moving forward. Sophie… is on the ultimate life journey now & she will be with you each step of the way now & forever in spirit & in love.
Beth Keener & family ❤️

January 01, 2022

Joe, Cassia and Family,
My heart hurts deeply for the loss of your precious daughter Sophia. I am praying that God’s love enfolds you and comforts you through the pain and I pray that He helps you heal from this awful loss.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Psalm 147:3

December 30, 2021

Joe, Cassia and Family,
Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to all of you for your loss of Sophia. Our hearts ache to hear of this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.
Joel and Renee Sedeski

December 26, 2021

Please know that I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter and friend to so many.  I did not know Sophie personally but had the pleasure of hearing her beautiful voice!  One time singing the national anthem at a swim meet and the second time at LCBC.  May Gid comfort you and sustain you during this most sad and heartbreaking time ❤️

December 26, 2021

Sophia-
You were a warrior in the fight! You inspire us to continue the fight against pediatric cancer. For you and so many others we will never give up. We know you are dancing and singing and someday we will dance in celebration when we conquer and win the fight. Thank you for blessing our lives at Hempfield MiniTHON and for me personally. Dr. F.

December 26, 2021

Cassie and Joe,
We know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to live in every act, thought and decision made. Their love leaves an ingrained imprint in our memories. Always look to your memories, they will surely comfort you when most needed.
Our deepest condolences, 
9th Police District, 3 Squad Philadelphia, Pa
 

December 23, 2021

Please accept my heartfelt condolences to the family.  I am so sorry for your loss.

December 23, 2021

Dear Ruiz family,
I am extremely saddened to hear of your loss. Although I never had the pleasure of being part of Sophia’s learning, I know what a strong, courageous, and positive young lady that she was. I feel it has been a privilege to get to know the Ruiz family through the years and truly enjoyed learning along side both Joseph and Nolan. May your family be blessed moving forward and throughout the healing process. 

December 22, 2021

Thank you for encouraging me to join MiniThon and never letting me forget that I could do whatever I put my mind to. Thank you for impacting me so much even that one year before you graduated. Rest in peace beautiful. 

December 22, 2021

From Glasgow, Montana, Our hearts and sympathies go out to you!❤️

December 22, 2021

Although I never met you I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about you from your Grandmother and Grandfather Ruiz.  They were so proud of you.  May the Lord be with you.
 

December 21, 2021

Joe please extend my love and prayers to all the family members . From when my special Caleb said Hi to you in the airport, we felt a special connection to you and your beautiful Sophia…I am deeply saddened for you all. I know you all must have incredibly beautiful memories of her. 

December 21, 2021

I can’t seem to find the words to express my thoughts and feelings.   She was beautiful, kind, and so talented.   My sincere sympathy to everyone in the Cahill and Ruiz families.  💔

December 21, 2021

We cannot put in words the sorrow we feel for all of you. God has a beautiful angel in heaven she will be by your sides forever. May you find comfort in knowing she is now free of pain and singing in heaven with her beautiful voice. 

December 21, 2021

We cannot put in words the sorrow we feel for all of you. God has a beautiful angel in heaven she will be by your sides forever. May you find comfort in knowing she is now free of pain and singing in heaven with her beautiful voice. God bless you all.

December 21, 2021

My heart is breaking for the whole family, Joe and Cassie ,Joseph, Nolan ,Freddie and Marie. We are so very sorry for your pain…we will continue our prayers for all of you.😢💔🙏

December 21, 2021

I’m Keeping you in my every prayer during this incredibly difficult time. I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Sophie. May God hold you close and bring you comfort through your lovely memories. 

December 21, 2021

The heartfelt sorrow Heather and I feel at this moment cannot be expressed adequately in words.  Please accept our sincerest condolences to you both and your families.

Services
Sunday, January 02, 2022
2:00 PM
LCBC Church
2392 Mount Joy Road
Manheim, PA 17545
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