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Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home

14951 Bothell Way NE, Seattle, WA

OBITUARY

Alberto Dacanay Ramos

November 20, 1954July 14, 2020
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Alberto Dacanay Ramos was born on November 20, 1954 in Lingayen, Mabini, Philippines. Alberto, age 65 passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. He was the fifth child out of 11. He loved to go to school. He supported himself to finish his Degree by working during the day and went to school at night. He attended College at National University Manila, Philippines and graduated with Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering on November 4, 1981.

In the year of 1975, he met his future wife, Elsa Tomas and had three kids, Jennifer, Jocelyn, and Jonathan. Alberto came to America on February 4, 1983 and his family followed years later.

Alberto worked weeks after coming to America, he landed his first job at Denny's Restaurant as a busboy. He had few jobs years later and started working for Perkins and Son Plumbing Company for more than two decades, he started as an apprentice and became a Journeyman Plumber after completing the licensure exam. When the company closed down, Alberto landed a job with Ocean Park Mechanical for 13 years as a building and residential plumber. He would work on construction projects of all sizes from multifamily to multiple tower high-rise sites. He was a master craftsman of his trade.

He adored and loved his family and children. He loved to take long family drive to see the natural beauty of places like Canada, Oregon, California, Las Vegas, Philippines to name a few. In his spare time consist of gardening, travel to many fun destinations, bowling, helping his siblings with home projects, and he especially loved spending time with his family including his grandchildren, Michaela, Mackenzie, Manolo, and Isabella and his great-grand child, Autumn.

He will forever be remembered for his kind heart, his generosity, his hospitality, his welcoming smile, his approachable personality, and his positive attitude that could be felt by anyone in the room. He was a loving and caring person, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, and co-worker. He provided unconditional love and support to his family. His legacy will be carried on to those he touched.

A visitation for Alberto will be held Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Acacia Funeral Home, Seattle, Washington. A funeral service will occur Friday, July 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM, Seattle, Washington. An entombment will occur Friday, July 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Acacia Memorial Park, Seattle, Washington. A reception will occur Friday, July 24, 2020 at 1:30 PM, Seattle, Washington.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.acaciafuneralhome.com for the Ramos family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 24, 2020

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  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 24, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Friday, July 24, 2020

  • Reception

    Friday, July 24, 2020

Memories

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Vic & Elvie Aberion

July 28, 2020

My heart fell when I heard about what happened! Kuya Bert, you were a wonderful husband and a father . I am always thinking how you speak calmly with a big smile, you never raised up your voice to anyone. You, Elsa, and your children (Jennifer, Jonathan, Jocelyn) treated us like a VIP, anywhere we meet.

You never missed any of our family parties/ events since Elvie and I started our family. You always shower us with love, care, and support, 24/7.

We had so much pain in our hearts; but we know that we will be looking at the bright side by keeping in touch often, by visiting Seattle as much as we can, and by creating memories to remember when we are together in person or via zoom.

We will truly miss your presence Kuya Bert, specially when we travel and visit places we used to go.

I remember you taught me how to fix my camper when we had overflowing sewer issue. I am very lucky to have a brother- in -law who also taught me how to fix my leaking faucet, and how to use a drain snakes to fix the clogged water from our bathtub . Best of all, you showed me how to cut the wood corners of my moldings..Elvie thought I was becoming a great handyman .....thank you ! What I am thinking right now is that you were the master, the planner, the creator, and the best worker, and all that is!!

GOD will take care of you in heaven.
May you Rest In Peace now...

We love you 💕
Vic, & Elvie

Elvie Ramos Aberion

July 28, 2020

Kuyang Bert spent most of his special time on earth reading, playing, and working with love and great joy.

I remember during our high school days, he would read his book and complete his assignment right after class. He didn’t know the word “later”; he wanted to be ahead and early in everything he does . ...Now you will have all the time to read and explore the whole universe from heaven, with no time frame.

He was a charmer and a very obedient son. As his first younger sister, he was tasked by our mom to stay close and watch me at all times; which he did!!! However, sometimes I ended watching him instead when he’s playing “holen” (marbles)”, “Teks” (cards), and “Lastiko” (rubber bands) with other boys in the neighborhood. He was very well known as the “lucky Bert”; always a winner! He treasured all his winnings. He maintained his teks’ card collection, all filing up high in boxes! His marble collections were one of a kind. Now you can start your new hobby and collection from heaven to share with me when I see you again.

He was a dreamer. He completed a four year Engineering degree from our country; but he worked and performed all kinds of job with pride and dignity when he arrived in Seattle. He labored long hours to save his money and to support his family. He worked non stop, rain or shine, and he always finish what he started. I remember the only time he would take his break was drink his cup of coffee. I would call him for his advice on my various projects at home , and he would say , “Ay Elvira”! He was my best handyman, he could fix anything and make them work again, like brand new in a blink of an eye.. Now you have a grand mansion in heaven, filled with everything you need, nothing to fix. All was made ready for you to relax and have a great time. Rest In Peace Kuyang Bert. Our dear hearts are open; always and forever. I love you🙏💕🌹

Weng Tomas Tabuyo

July 28, 2020

Uncle Bert has shown genuine love and affection, and has inspired everyone by his happy disposition, hard work, cheerfulness, kindness, thoughtfulness and supreme intellect. His personality radiates positivity and true humility. In fact, every memory of their vacation to the Philippines is a treasure to keep. He is remembered by his warmth and kindness and generosity as he gives and helps the family with a happy heart. More so, he’s loved by everyone in our barrio. Uncle treats everybody with due respect and he connects to people in a very personal way, whoever, whatever and wherever they come from. He loves going around the house with his coffee cup, speaking to everybody even when he can’t understand nor speak our dialect. He tries his hardest and laughs his best. Uncle Bert’s legacy will forever reign in our hearts, his contagious laugh, his heartwarming kindness. Truly, he’s lived a life of simple happiness and extremely inspiring character.

Thank you uncle for loving our Auntie Elsa unconditionally. You’ve cared, loved and treated her your queen. I remember you saying that auntie is your life and that taught me how love truly ought to be. You once said, you are lucky that you became part of our family but the truth is, we’re beyond more blessed. Thank you so much for all the memories worth keeping.

From uncle, I learned the value of determination, I remember him telling me to always do my best with everything that I do. My visits to Seattle were always filled with happy memories and beautiful experiences. The late night coffee sessions full of stories and laughter, midnight snacking with your supreme jokes and incredible appetite, our road trip experiences and salon service session were all amazing. Thank you uncle for treating me like your own child and for making sure I have a family to run to while I am away from home. You’re a legend, you’re God’s masterpiece. Thank you uncle for being Jesus to everyone you met here on earth.

CHANTHARANGSY ROCHELLE

July 25, 2020

We are going to miss you Uncle Bert! My favorite memories of you is whenever we would have our family gathering, you were always trying to make everyone laugh. You had such a welcoming kind heart who was always willing to listen to others and their stories. You were very friendly to everyone you met. You got along with everybody. You were there for me and Tony when we had water leaking in our tub faucet and you showed Tony where to shut the water off by our street. You were such a handy man. You knew how to fix everything. I'm humbled and grateful for your helpful advice whenever we needed to fix something in our home. Thank you so much for being there for us. I am thankful you were a part of our family.

Leni Sue Carlos

July 25, 2020

Dear Uncle Bert,
Thank you so much for always being there for all of us, whenever we needed your help or expertise. Thank you for all the laughs and fun memories you brought to family gatherings! We will always remember your kind heart, your bright smile, and your positive, full of life energy! We will miss your presence, but will hold your memory in our hearts. We love you! May you rest in peace.
Love, Leni, Ricardo, Derek, and Kevin

Ocean Park Mechanical

July 25, 2020

"He was a loved part of Ocean Park and always was a smiling face on the job site. He was a friend to everyone." - Jared Reese
"Al- you were a great man!! Super kind and always smiling with a great attitude! It was a pleasure to get to become friends with you and I will truly miss seeing you on the job!! Until we meet again BOSS!!" - Chad
"Only knew you for a year but you were awesome to work with." -Keith
"Big Al, it was an honor to work with you and to call you my friend. Love you brother." - Joe Yager
"You were an awesome guy to be around. Love ya brother." -Keith
"I miss you man, you inspired me to be a better person. You always had a smile on your face. You thanked those who helped you and always greeted everyone warmly." -Daniel R (Local 32)
"Everyone loved Al." -Andrew K
"Great guy, you will be dearly missed." -Kyle London
"Proud of you Alberto. You've come so far. " -Marc M
"Alberto, thanks for the mentorship. You will be missed more than you could know. Love you." -Scooter
"I can't express how much Alberto meant to me over the years. He always brought so much light into the lives around him." -Joey R

Ocean Park Mechanical

July 24, 2020

"Al, You were & will always be THE MAN. Loved seeing you on jobs, especially when one of us show up on one randomly & see each other. "Aye, what's happening boss!" - Conor"
"Your smile and attitude really changed my perspective in life. Thank you & until we meet again." - Ricardo
"Al, thank you for bringing so much joy to the jobsite. You truly cared about everything you did. Miss you "Trim Master." - Isaac"
"He was a real go getter of a employee." - Richard Roller
"The nicest guy I've ever met." -Matthew
"Al was my FAVORITE! He taught me so much and we laughed even more. He was a legendary man." - Minch
"Al was a great guy and an awesome plumber. We worked together for many years. I will always remember his smile and making me laugh." -John James
"I worked with Al for a little bit of time but he was a great person. Always worked with a smile." -Angel Pina
"Al was the first person I met when when I came to OPM 13 years ago. He was always a joy to be around and always put a smile on my face. I will never forget him and he will be greatly missed. He was a great man and fun to work with. "Ok Boss." I will miss you Al."
"Al was one of the first employees I met from OPM Seattle when I came down south 13 years ago. He is one of the most positive person I have ever known." - Steve B
"Gonna miss you Big Al" - Steve-O
"Al moved between my multiple jobs the entire time I've been with OPM. He greeted me every morning with a firm handshake and a "Good morning, Boss" no matter how many times I told him to call me Terris. And I called him "sir." He was probably my favorite guy at OPM." - Terris

Noah Johnson

July 24, 2020

My name is Noah Johnson. You may not know me, but I’ve seen pictures and heard much about many of you. (Al was very proud of his family). I had the honor of having Al on my last few jobsites. To say he was an asset is an understatement. His attention to detail and organization shines through all the work that he did. Al was a true craftsman and he passed his skills on to many of the younger generation. He cared about the finished product and I could always trust him to do things the right way. OPM lost a valuable employee.

On a personal level, Al was my friend. He was the first person I met when I came to Ocean Park and he made me feel welcome. He had an incredible way of making friends on every site. From Superintendents to cleaners, everyone knew and liked Al. He brightened everyday with his laugh and his jokes. I want to thank you for sharing Al with us for all these years. I am a better man for knowing him and he will be missed.

Ocean Park Mechanical

July 24, 2020

"Al was the best. I'm glad I knew him."
"Everything Al did was about family."
"It was a pleasure to work with you. You left too soon and we lost a great person too soon. See you again one day." -Raymond Vong
"Alberto was the friendliest person I have ever worked with. He will be missed dearly. It was a honor working with him over the years."
"Our world and workplace has lost a great man."
"Al was a great person and a great friend. He will be missed."
"Alberto was very genuine, caring, and one of the hardest working man I have ever met. I am extremely grateful that I had the chance to work with him."
"Al was a great man and a good friend."
"Al was an incredible person. We are all better for having had him in our lives."
"Al was a truly wonderful man."
"Al was one of the best people I ever had the pleasure to meet."
"You were always so kind to me. Always saying "Morning" to me."
"Al it was a pleasure to have met you and worked with you."
"I knew Alberto Ramos for over 15 years. If there are any kind words I can say - that would be that I could find all positivity in talking to Al."
"RIP Trim King"

Betty Ramos

July 24, 2020

Kuya Bert was my favorite brother-in-law. He had a big heart and always made me feel welcomed.
Love,
Ate Betty, Neva, and Jibo
On behalf of Kuya Joey

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