OBITUARY

Renan Albert Kindt Maramba

November 14, 1978May 2, 2015
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Renan "Ram" Maramba, 36, of Dallas, TX, passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2015. He was born to Guila and Raffy Maramba, November 14, 1978, in Manila, Philippines. Ram lived in Manila from his birth until 1986 when the family moved to Santa Monica, California. In January 1998, Ram moved to Dallas, TX and was married to Dyan from November 3, 2000 to February 26, 2014. He was employed at Muratec America from 1998 through 2010, beginning as a bench technician and leaving as a technical trainer. Ram graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2015. Ram was a renowned knifemaker, designer and owner of Zero Knives in partnership with his dear friend Laura Campbell. Knife making began as a hobby in 2002 under the guidance of veteran knife maker, mentor and friend, Larry Davidson. Ram's fascination with the mechanics, craftsmanship, and aesthetic detail of knives drove his talent and passion to create the beautiful custom knives that were admired throughout the knife community and cherished by his customers. Additionally, Ram's passion for life extended to more pursuits. He trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Carlos Machado, where he was proud to be promoted to advanced belts and went on to become a popular writer for blogs devoted to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). He trained for and completed a half marathon, was an avid gun collector and traveler. He is survived by his mother, Guila, his father Raffy, his step-mother Marsha, his sisters GJ, Gia, Gemm, and Seiko, his brothers Polo, Lawrence, and Tobias, his nieces Anjelica and Sabina, his nephews Craig, Ethan, and Carter, his ex-wife, Dyan, his stepsons Lupe and Luis,his step granddaughter Rebecca, his girlfriend Ivy, his beloved dogs Buddy, Basie, and Bonnie as well as numerous other family members and friends. This is a profound loss for all who knew and loved him. Rest well, Ram.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 8, 2015
  • Rosary Service Friday, May 8, 2015
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 9, 2015
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Renan Albert Kindt Maramba

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Tobias Maramba

May 23, 2015

I was supposed to see you graduate; I remember our family bought the airline tickets to Dallas to attend the graduation. And then this happens like a jolt out of the blue. I will forever miss your company and your smile, my brother and friend. Love, Tobias.

May 11, 2015

Ram was such a special person and I remember whenever I saw him, he always seem so upbeat and happy with that wonderful smile. May he rest in peace. Sandy Keller

Rene Pagan

May 11, 2015

Good bye friend, thank for the joy and laughter you brought in to my life.
Your charismatic personality was inspiring, and uplifting like none I have ever experienced.
You will be missed, a ray from your shining light will be with me for the rest my life.

Lucas Burnley

May 10, 2015

You're one of the good ones bro. Gonna miss seeing you in Atlanta. My thoughts are with your family. RIP.

Greg Grimshaw

May 10, 2015

In our brief encounters, Ram's warmth and wit were always evidenced by his engaging smile. My sincere condolences to Dyan and the rest of the family.

Sebastijan Berenji, Borka Blades

May 10, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I'm glad I had the chance to have met you. You will be missed.

Kristen Ellis Horton

May 9, 2015

We will hold on to you forever, Ram!!

Chris Cabug

May 9, 2015

Missing you bud. You were the life of the party at knife shows. I still remember my first show in Vegas years ago when John invited me to the Suspect suite you were the first to welcome and engage me in conversation. You are always with us pare.

Henry Mori

May 9, 2015

I am deeply shocked to hear of the sudden death of you and I would like to offer my deepest sympathy.

Clayton Miller

May 9, 2015

So glade I got to meet and hang out with you at shows you were the life of the party. I will missing being able to ramble on about things to you and seeing your new creations.

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