OBITUARY

Eloy A. Ramirez

March 27, 1925June 10, 2018
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Eloy A. Ramirez, age 93, passed away on June 10, 2018 after a fulfilled life. Born to Antonio and Rita Ramirez of Realitos, TX on March 27, 1925, and spent his final days in Leon Valley surrounded by his wife and children.

Survived by his wife, Rachel Ramirez; six children, Patricia (Fernando)Covarrubia, Eloy Ramirez Jr., Martha (Paul) Ramos, Marie Ramirez, Richard (Nena) Ramirez, Elizabeth Ramirez; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren and a sister, Delia Acebo

Eloy grew up in Realitos, Texas before moving back to San Antonio to work as a member of the Texas National Guard during WW II. After the war, Eloy took a job as a butcher. It was while working that a young woman who frequented the butcher shop caught his eye. That young woman, Rachel, would go on to become his wife of 67 long and loving years.

Eloy will be remembered as a man of faith who could build or fix anything. To those who knew him best, he was a man who put family first, had a kind heart, and who always had a perfectly timed joke . A rosary will be held at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will begin at St. Brigid Catholic Church at 10:00 am on Friday, June 15, 2018 with interment to follow at San Fernando #3.

  • FAMILY

  • Rachel Ramirez, Wife
  • Patricia (Fernando) Covarrubia, Daughter
  • Eloy Ramirez Jr., Son
  • Martha (Paul) Ramos, Daughter
  • Marie Ramirez, Daughter
  • Richard (Nena) Ramirez, Son
  • Elizabeth Ramirez, Daughter
  • 11 Grandchildren and 13 Great-grandchildren, Other
  • Delia Acebo, Sister

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Rosary Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, June 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Eloy A. Ramirez

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Fernando Covarrubia

June 13, 2018

As an attempt to honor this man “Mi Suegro”, I wanted to add my perspective. I first met you and your wife, “Mi Suegra”, Rachel in 1973, when I first met my beloved wife of over 44 years, Patricia. As a side note, I would never have met had it not been for my older brother, Teofilo, met her and her friends while attending SAC! I would have never had the joy of marriage to my wife and entrance into the “Ramirez Clan”!
As your first in-law, son-in-law, I witnessed firsthand the greatness of this man “Mi Suegro”! Unselfish, loving, kind, and willing to do whatever you had to to ensure your family well being. Not once did I ever hear of him spending anything on himself unless it benefitted his family. Later on he became “Dad” , and as much of a father to me as my own father. I honestly was humbled and honored to help him in his latter years , as slowly time took it’s toll on him and became physically unable to do the things he had always done on his own. Thank you “Dad” for allowing this southide “Pelado” to be a part of your life and family. The only consolation I have from your passing, as painful it is. is that you will be reunited in heaven with your first grandchild, grandson Christopher Michael Covarrubia!You were there when he was born and when he passed on. Enjoy each other,s company and hopefully save a seat for the rest of us. Let my son know I love him to this day and always, as I do you, Dad you’ll always be In my mind , soul , and heart! Love to you now and always, your “Hierno” Fernando. It’s not goodbye, but only “Hasta Luego”, “Mi Suegro”!

Patricia Covarrubia

June 13, 2018

Dad was a hard working man. He worked for civil service at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Kelly AFB and Lackland AFB for more than 30 years combined. In order to provide for his family he worked the night shift (4 pm to midnight) and on call 24/7. Dad was also a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus starting in Somerset, Tx. where he built us a house with help from his tio Nicolas. In 1967 we moved to 350 Taft Blvd. in San Antonio to provide us better schools and a bigger house that his dad had purchased years before, for his expanding family. My memories of my father are happy ones, barbecue on Sundays for family dinners,summer vacations in the pickup family camper plus the station wagon to many places. I will miss my dad so very much! Yet I choose to celebrate his life and remember how great a person, man , husband and father he was. He’s in my heart and I will carry him with me till my dying days. I LOVE YOU DAD!!!!

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Biography

Eloy A. Ramirez, age 93, passed away on June 10, 2018 after a fulfilled life. Born to Antonio and Rita Ramirez of Realitos, TX on March 27, 1925, and spent his final days in Leon Valley surrounded by his wife and children.

Survived by his wife, Rachel Ramirez; six children, Patricia (Fernando)Covarrubia, Eloy Ramirez Jr., Martha (Paul) Ramos, Marie Ramirez, Richard (Nena) Ramirez, Elizabeth Ramirez; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren and a sister, Delia Acebo

Eloy grew up in Realitos, Texas before moving back to San Antonio to work as a member of the Texas National Guard during WW II. After the war, Eloy took a job as a butcher. It was while working that a young woman who frequented the butcher shop caught his eye. That young woman, Rachel, would go on to become his wife of 67 long and loving years.

Eloy will be remembered as a man of faith who could build or fix anything. To those who knew him best, he was a man who put family first, had a kind heart, and who always had a perfectly timed joke
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A rosary will be held at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will begin at St. Brigid Catholic Church at 10:00 am on Friday, June 15, 2018 with interment to follow at San Fernando #3.