OBITUARY

Dr. Daniel Angel Ramirez

February 22, 1954January 30, 2019
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Dr. Daniel Angel Ramirez, 64, of Frisco, Texas passed away on the 30th of January 2019 at his home after a three year battle with cancer. He spent his final days surrounded by family, sharing stories, laughing, and reminiscing.

Born February 22, 1954 in El Paso, Texas, he was the son of the late Angel and Rose Ramirez. Daniel attended Ysleta High School in El Paso and graduated as one of the top 10 students in the class of 1971 before attending the University of Texas at El Paso for undergraduate studies. During his senior year he was recognized by The Texas Institute of Chemists as an exceptional senior pre-med student and awarded a medal from the national office of the American Institute of Chemists. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1975 and was admitted to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. Upon graduation in 1979 he moved north to complete his internship and residency at the University of Indiana Riley Children’s Hospital from 1979-82. In desperate need of a warmer climate, he moved back to Dallas and joined a private practice in the Carrollton/Farmers Branch suburbs. By 1991 he decided to establish his own practice, Kids Docs Pediatric Associates, at what is now known as Texas Health Plano. At the time he was one of 3 Pediatricians on site and helped establish the foundation for the existing Pediatrics department. After years of general pediatrics he became increasingly interested in the diagnosis and treatment of learning disorders. He took part in a fellowship at the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia & Learning Disorders at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children which eventually led to his exclusive treatment of learning disorders and autism. Accomplishments aside, those that knew him as some combination of Dr. Ramirez, Dr. Dan, Dan, Danny, or Dad will agree that he will be most remembered for his quirky sense of humor, inquisitive nature, and lighthearted disposition.

His desire to improve the quality of life for children will be missed. His ability to connect with people will be missed. He will be missed.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca, his children Brian, Laura, Christian and Nick, and his goddaughter Crystal. He is preceded by his father, Angel, his mother, Rose, and his son, Dallas.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Dr. Daniel Angel Ramirez

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Amber Gallimore

February 14, 2019

I work as a 504 Coordinator in a local school and Dr. Ramirez has been so influential in helping many of our students. When parents needed guidance on where to go for help for their child, I always pointed them to Dr. Ramirez for his knowledge and unmatched rapport with kids and families! When I need guidance regarding my own child and his ADHD struggles, I knew exactly where to go! He connected instantly with my bright and busy kiddo. He will be missed by many families at our school! Prayers and hugs to his family.

Sandra Peak

February 13, 2019

Always smiling. Always laughing. A singularly brilliant pediatrician. Praying for his sweet soul and lovely family.

Celeste Parker

February 11, 2019

Dr. Ramirez,
Thank you for helping me with my ADHD and Dyslexia. You made me laugh, you made me feel special, and you made me feel “normal.” I always looked forward to seeing you because you would make my day, no matter what. I will miss you and I will always remember you.
Love,
Dylan and Payton Parker

Hannie McClendon

February 11, 2019

Oh my gosh Dr Ramirez, you were and always will be an "Angel". Your mom knew exactly what to name you.
As a first time mom, you immediately won me over at my baby Sam's first checkup. I thought "this man is made for this". From 1986 to at least 2006 you provided care not only to my 4 munchkins but gave me so much as well.
You humor, the stories of "alien " fire hydrants and gumball machines that wouldn't take pennies, along with explanations for everything, is what made you so awesome.
I remember you writing a long letter to my 13 yr old son's school explaining school phobia after they insisted he was a troublemaker, and you running in breathless to X hospital after they pumped my 3 yr old Kim so full of Valium that they had to bag her because of her seizures. They wouldn't believe me when I said she had strept. You were always a patient and parent advocate.
And all those pen drawings by you on the exam table butcher paper, explaining Jake's allergies and breathing treatments to both him and me. You took my inquisitive Nick's questions seriously and answered them. YOU always took your precious time for each of us.
I may not remember for what I entered a room sometimes, but I always remember kindness, and you, Dr Ramirez, touched our family with so much of it.

Manny Katramados

February 9, 2019

Thank you for taking care of me for 13-years Dr. Ramirez. I will miss your funny jokes and sharing chocolates with you. May you Rest In Peace
Love, Manny K.

Gail Korfiatis

February 8, 2019

Dr. Ramirez did a fine job in diagnosing my son's Autism. He was a great, personable doctor who had genuine care for his patients. He will be missed by me and my son for sure. My boy loved visiting Dr. Ramirez. Myself, I am a medical professional, a Laboratory Scientist. We would cut medical jokes with each other. He actually had a pretty good sense of humor. God bless you Dr. Ramirez.

Xochitl Katramados

February 8, 2019

What an amazing Doctor he was! I drove from San Antonio every 3-months to visit with Dr. Ramirez. One thing I really loved about Dr. Ramirez was that he would hear all my concerns, and would always take his time to acknowledge my son. My son’s visits were always between him and Dr. Ramirez. He always felt so special and important next to him. Dr. Ramirez had no idea what impact he made in my son’s life. His passion, dedication and sense of humor of working with children was truly amazing. Always with a smile on his face even at times when he was struggling with his health. Dr. Ramirez, thank you for the 13 years of care for my son, you will be greatly missed. We are heartbroken that you left us so soon. I know I will never find another Doctor like you. May God keep you in his Glory.
Xóchitl and Manny Katramafos.

Marci Soulakis Orr

February 7, 2019

Dr. Rameriz was profoundly kind, thoughtful and attentive and so incredibly giving of his time and attention to both of my children, Nick, and Anna. As a new mother, he was a calming force, taking time to sketch out details about growth charts and vaccination schedules, pieces of paper I still have tucked safely in baby books. When my son started to show signs of dyslexia, Dr. Rameriz knew exactly what path we needed to follow to get the instruction and support my son needed. He wrote letters to the school, showed up at teacher conferences, guided us to testing and diagnosis at the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia at Texas Scottish Rite hospital. My son felt safe, understood and loved. Dr. Ramirez was a guiding light to our whole family with wisdom, humor and great care. He spoke often of his children and their adventures and didn't try to hide his tremendous love for his family. Rest in peace, Dr. Rameriz, our entire family carries you in our collective hearts. With gratitude, The Orr family.

D De Los Santos

February 7, 2019

This picture says it all.

I will miss visiting with you Dr. Ramirez. Thank you for taking such good care of me and my brother. May you rest in peace.

Kandace hartwick

February 7, 2019

Dr. Ramirez was one of the kindest and caring doctors I have ever met. We had conversations about the growing need to support families with young children who were trying to find a treatment.
He always took the time to treat each person in his office with respect. I will miss visiting him at his practice and the great conversations we had. He leaves a legacy in caring and supporting families.

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