September 1, 1946 – January 18, 2020
Roberto Ramirez 73, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020. He is survived by his brother; Jose (Pepe) Ramirez Jr., Sisters; Maria A (Licha) Salazar and Tina Hinojos and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; Jose J. Ramirez Sr. and Ignacia B. Ramirez, sister Gloria Villalva, brother David Ramirez. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a proud graduate of UTEP. He lived in San Diego, Ca for many years where he worked and retired as a U.S. Customs Supervisory Agent after 33years. His El Paso roots brought him back home a few years ago to be with his family. He was raised a Roman Catholic and never forgot his faith, even in his last words he called upon the Lord and prayed. Robert loved to cook, shop and he loved the casinos. He loved to talk about his life adventures. He was an intelligent man, full of strength, courage and wisdom. Although he was a private person, he loved to socialize with the people who surrounded him. We are thankful to the Lord for his life, his heart and his soul. He was a blessing to us; he will always have a special place in our hearts. We will cherish the memories and the love he shared. Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at Hillcrest Funeral Home, 1060 N. Carolina Dr. EL Paso, TX 79915 from 5pm -9pm with a Vigil at 7:00 pm. Funeral mass will take place Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 9:30am at St. Stephens Catholic Church with interment to follow Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.
A Special Thanks to all of the staff at Las Palmas ICU, Hospice of El Paso, Dr. Michael Annabi, MD and his staff along with the direction of Hillcrest Funeral Home.
- Jose J. Ramirez Sr., Father (deceased)
- Ignacia B. Ramirez, Mother (deceased)
- Jose Jesus Ramirez, Brother
- Martin David Ramirez, Brother (deceased)
- Gloria R. Villalva, Sister (deceased)
- Maria A (Licha) Salazar, Sister
- Ernestina Hinojos, Sister
- Ruben Villalva Jr., Nephew
- Eugene Ramirez, Nephew
- Martin Jesse, Nephew
- Albert (Sonny) Salazar Jr., Nephew (deceased)
- Joseph Ray Hinojos, Nephew
- Carol Jimenez, Niece
- Melissa Jimenez, Niece
- Valorie Carbajal, Niece
- Roxann Juarigue, Niece
- Kristine Hutchinson, Niece
- Mr. Ramirez also leaves behind several great nephews and nieces to cherish his memory.
- Visitation Wednesday, January 22, 2020
- Vigil Wednesday, January 22, 2020
- Funeral Mass Thursday, January 23, 2020
- Committal Service Thursday, January 23, 2020
February 18, 2020
I worked with Supr. Ramirez at CBP in San Diego. I always enjoyed and have fond memories of our many conversations. He was a very intelligent and cultured person and I was saddened to hear of his passing. I could tell family was very important to him.
God Bless him.
January 24, 2020
Robert was a very good friend. I met Robert while we both worked at the San Ysidro Port of Entry for U.S. Customs. I was saddened to hear of his passing, our condolences to the surviving Ramirez family. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. While we didn’t socialize much after work due to family and the demands of the job, we always had a good laugh during our long shifts at work. My recollection of Robert was that he was always willing to assist whoever needed his help. I know cause he helped me on several occasions. Adios my friend.
January 24, 2020
It.s with heavy heart I write this message. Bobby was a great friend and he was compra de. He was part of my procession when I got married. I always wonder why he never called me. I worked with him for many years with Customs. He was very outgoing and joyful when we had parties. Miss him dearly. May Rest In Peace.
January 22, 2020
To the family:
"May the Lord comfort you all in your great loss. The Lord has gained another angel.--"...to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord" Roberto was a very spiritual, kind- hearted, lively person. I will always remember the conversations and laughter we shared. I was deeply saddened by the news as I was just sharing my good memories of him last week with a friend. He will always be remembered and greatly missed -- he was a true gem. "May he Rest in Peace."