OBITUARY

S/Sgt. Gilbert Ramirez, Ret. U.S. National Guard

April 4, 1934January 27, 2021

S/Sgt. Gilbert Ramirez, Ret. U.S Army National Guard, born on April 4,1934 in San Antonio, TX was called to be with the Lord on January 27, 2021 at the age of 86.

He served his country active duty with the United States Army and retired from the U. S. Army National Guard after 29 years of service. He was employed at University Hospital for 27 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Francisco Ramirez and Guadalupe Flores Ramirez.; his siblings, Amparo Ramirez Cadena, Juanita Ramirez Vargas, Esperanza Ramirez Pena, Francis Ramirez Cordero, Ramiro Ramirez, Mario Ramirez, Josefa Ramirez (Alvarez) Bryan , Guadalupe Ramirez, Guadalupe Ramirez Garcia, Consuelo Ramirez Macias and Francisco Ramirez Jr.; nephew, Albert Pena.

He is survived by his nieces, Rosario P. Hamilton and Hilda Pafford; nephews, Arturo Pena, Armando Pena and Frank Pena; also, other numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

The Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Funeraria Del Angel Trevino, 226 Cupples Rd. The Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 25, 2021 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 1710 Clower St., San Antonio, TX 78201, followed by an 11:00 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection. Interment will follow in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.

Due to COVID 19 restrictions, Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery will only allow 25 guests to attend the Committal Service including Family, Pallbearers and Clergy. Facial coverings must be worn at all times.

You may sign the guest book or leave condolences for the family at www.funerariadelangelcupples.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Rosary

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Mass of the Resurrection

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Interment

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

Memories

S/Sgt. Gilbert Ramirez, Ret. U.S. National Guard

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Amparo Ochoa

February 9, 2021

So sad that we sometimes mean to but don't get to see our loved ones as often as we could have at the end of their lives. I am one who managed to go by from time to time to visit Gilbert, but not nearly enough . I was not able to devote the attention to him that Mickey and Arturo did. And I must clarify that they are the ones who really gave much of their time to take care of him. There were many, many hours spent arranging his affairs, taking him to appointments and tending to him. Kudos to them! Gilbert would often share stories about all the cousins, including Armando who would call once a week when he could. So he gave me an earful, always funny. It was good hearing his observations, 'cause he loved to talk. He was a good neighbor and his neighbors were aware that he was getting frail. So they kept an eye out for him. My fondest memory was when he was a "Padrino" for Baptism, and he would make sure he would have coins to throw out for us kids to pick up. I think it's called "bolo", the ritual of the compadres throwing bolo was frequent. This is a gift of coins thrown to all the children attending the baptism. Bolo is said to symbolize prosperity and good luck for the infant. We are losing our traditions, but because of Gilbert, remember this one!!!! We will miss Gilbert.

Amparo Ochoa

February 7, 2021

I used to go by Gilbert's house just to visit and say hello. Once I took a couple of pictures with Roni, my blue/hazel-eyed grandson. He was full of stories about the family. I regret not being with him at the end, but I did talk to him while he was in the hospital by phone. He was always reaching out to those in need and helped them. I appreciate that he took care of his mother, Tia Juanita, and Tio Paco. I appreciate that Rosario "Mickey" Pena and her brothers, Arturo and Armando, were there for him for rides to the doctor, food, etc. I am sure some of you also went by to visit, so thank you for that. He was blessed with the anointing of the sick sacrament by Fr. Larry during his illness, so I am sure he's with my mom and everyone else!!!! If you have any stories of the family, especially grandfather, grandmother, please call me. I am preparing a geneology word-of-mouth story of the Ramirez family. 210-232-1706 (Amparo Irma Ochoa)

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