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Funeraria del Angel Roy Akers

515 North Main Ave, San Antonio, TX

OBITUARY

Edward J. Ramirez

July 4, 1947May 19, 2019
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Edward (Eddie) Ramirez passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Mexico City, Mexico on July 4, 1947 to his parents, the late Eduardo and Irene Ramirez. He lived in many places, such as Nashville, Tennessee, San Francisco, California, and Albuquerque, New Mexico before deciding to settle here in San Antonio. He had a passion for family, history, movies, music, travel, computers, and dogs. Eddie was a loving and witty person, and he will be remembered, forever and always, for how deeply he cared for others.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Gregg Ramirez; and his son, Edward Ramirez Jr.

Eddie leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 31 years, Dalia Ramirez; his daughters, Melissa and Vanessa; 5 grandchildren; his sister, Elva Mesquiti (Alfred) and family; and his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends who adored and admired his being.

The family will be receiving friends for a Visitation on Saturday, May 25th from 5 PM to 9 PM at Roy Akers Funeral Home - 515 N. Main Ave. 78205 - with a Celebration of Life to begin at 7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Texas Chihuahua Rescue, https://texaschihuahuarescue.org, in memory of our beloved Eddie.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, May 25, 2019

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Michael Zachary

May 29, 2019

I was so lucky to reconnect with cousin Eddie in recent times. As kids we played together with his sister Elva and brother Greg, but then the many years and miles separated us. Once we got talking again, especially just this last year, I was so happy that we shared common values, family respect, and heritage. I valued the many memories we talked about, and Eddie helped me to understand good things about the family that I didn't know. I've also been lucky to become acquainted with Eddie's wife Dalia , so all my condolences and blessings go out to Dalia and Eddie's children because Eddie was truly a wonderful man, and he will live on in our hearts. I keep thinking about Eddie and wishing we had more time to talk, but I know that he's in a better place now, happy, and feeling good. I'll miss you Eddie ...

Your Cousin, Mike

Joe De La Cruz

May 27, 2019

Eddie my friend,
You’ve been selected to advance. So we’ll meet again when I’m selected to advance. I kept you and your family in my thoughts the whole time since I heard of your advancement.
You showed me a lot since we meant back in the Karate days, in and out of the gym. I have never forgotten those days as we shared in our conversations on the phone and texts.
You are a Great man, so now my friend til we meet again. . . By the way, nice picture!

Dalia, my condolences, thoughts and prayers.
Pain is healed . . .

Nori Mesquiti

May 25, 2019

Uncle Eddie, everytime I saw you, you were always smiling or laughing or telling jokes. I would look forward to your funny stories or funny cartoons you would draw and show to us. Even when I was a baby you were putting bunny ears on me just like the picture below. I will miss you very much but I know you are in heaven with grandma, grandpa, Boo Boo and Uncle Gregg.

Love, Nori

Minerva Lopez

May 25, 2019

My condolences and blessings to the Ramirez family. I met Ed 30 years ago after meeting Dalia. He was a kind and generous man. He was tall and serious looking but had a great sense of humor. He had the world's biggest marshmallow heart when it came to his little dogs. Over the years I would hear about the next rescue that had captured Eddie's heart. Ed was a dedicated therapist who went above and beyond for his patients. He was a great husband to Dalia who accompanied her on adventures. Thank you for making this word a better place for those around you. From taking care of your mom and everyone else. Thank you for sharing your family. ( I think Ed adopted everyone that Dalia brought home.) Thank you for your kindness. Heaven smiles upon you. You will be missed.

Lyzette Pena

May 22, 2019

I’m holding back the tears today remembering those wonderful and precious times spent with Uncle Eddie. I can’t think of anything I wouldn’t give to relive those moments. Just to spent one more night at your house with aunt Dalia, Dominique, Victoria, and David watching movies and eating tons of popcorn, playing board games till 2 in the morning, playing dress up in yours and aunt Dalias old Halloween costumes, and just laughing having fun. Although you sleep in heaven now, you’re not that far away. I will always cherish those moments. You lived your life with meaning and always told great stories and jokes. And now your looking down from heaven sending out smiles with days of sunshine and showers of love.
Love you Uncle Eddie! ♥️

Denise Mendez

May 22, 2019

This memory is from this past Christmas. We were nearby and visited Uncle Eddie on Christmas Day. He was all smiles and happy to see family. He and Aunt Dalia always knew how to make us feel welcome. We will miss him terribly.

Guadalupe Faz

May 21, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family of Mr Ramirez....My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr Ramirez you were a great counselor and after your retirement you became a wonderful friend to my family. You are going to be truly missed. Rest In Peace. Dance with the Angels. The Faz Family.

Elva R Mesquiti

May 21, 2019

Big brother,

You, along with our late brother Gregg, were so much more to me than just my brother. You were my dad, my teacher, my advisor, my best buddy, and my protector against the world that we learned to navigate on our own when our parents weren't there, which was quite often. You were so smart, funny, kind, and accomplished. How I remember those karate matches where no one wanted to challenge this 6'1" 215 lb Black Belt Karate champion over in San Fernando Gym.

You were ferocious in your matches, but also cared a lot about people, so you became a counselor and helped so many.

You and Gregg were my heroes. You helped me learn how to read with Superman comic books in New Mexico. You broke the quarter machine on the tv in the motel room in Arizona so we could watch tv as long as we wanted. We were the 3 muskateers, no one understood our humor or saw the world quite as we did.

We clung together throughout all those moves all over the nation with our Wrestler father and our loving mother. No matter how lonley, or frightened I was in a new place, you were there for me.
Thank you brother

I know that God embraces you now. I love you

your sis, Elva

Fred Mesquiti

May 21, 2019

Hey Ed, my friend, my brother,

Thinking back 43 years ago to when you welcomed me into the family when I was dating your sister.

Then, all the times we went camping, fishing, and hunting at the ranch. Good times.

One of my fondest memories was our great "Basketball Challenge" at Columbus park where we played 1 on 1 and you insisted (incorrectly) you were the winner. You and I laughed about that for forty years.

Well Ed, now you are playing that game with our Lord.

Godspeed,
Your brother Fred

Delicia Mendez-Villegas

May 21, 2019

Our favorite memory of our sweet Uncle Eddie is when we went to visit him in New Mexico. We had a great time together exploring the different parks!

He always had great advice to share as he had a wealth of knowledge about life. He was always encouraging and always shared how proud he was of us. The last time we spent together was before we left for our new adventure to Germany. He talked about how exciting and how proud he was that we were going to show our children the world. Our Uncle Eddie was always smiling and laughing. We admired the love and devotion he and Aunt Dalia showed each other. We are definitely going to miss him!

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