Austin Cruz "Joy Joy" Crisologo Of Brisbane, nicknamed for the boundless joy he brought to all, born June 28, 1966 in the Philippines, departed Feb 14, 2009, at age 42. Son of educators Remedios Cruz Crisologo and Arturo C. Crisologo, Austin immigrated to San Francisco's Sunset District in 1983 to live with his grandparents, the late Ismael M. Cruz and Felicidad Fernando Cruz. A City College of San Francisco alumnus, he became an ironworker with the Ironworkers Local 377. His strong and skilled hands helped shape notable landmarks including AT&T Park and the new CA Academy of Sciences. He met and fell in love with Lisa "Cat" Grace while pursuing metal as an art in 1989. They married in 1993.
A man of many passions, Austin loved reading, photography and the great outdoors; pursuing hiking, cycling, paddling and running with vigor matched only by his extraordinary physique, earning him another affectionate nickname, "Superman." A tireless dragon boat paddler since 1997, Austin was a founding member of DieselFish and Ripple Effect. He inspired those he met on and off the water. Survived by his loving wife Cat; his mother Remedios; siblings Arturo Jr. and Juliet, Arlene and Enrico, Elsie and Cenon, Alden, Amelia and Rechel, Allan and May, Araceli and Limuel, Allen and Corey and Jim; along with 15 nieces and nephews. Interred at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma. A man of quiet humility and great strength of character, the joy and inspiration he brought to this world shall be his legacy. Forever in our hearts and minds, Austin, you will be dearly missed.