Benigno “Ben” Escalante Ramirez, 75, of Deer Park, TX (formerly from Pasadena, TX and Weslaco, TX) passed away February 24, 2015. He was the son of Santiago and Margarita Ramirez.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Ermelinda. He is survived by his four daughters: Sandra Ramos of Missouri City, TX, Bridget Annette Colunga of Deer Park, TX, Priscilla Ramirez of Deer Park, TX, Yajaira ”Jannette” Martinez and husband Chris of Houston, TX, and son, Benigno “Benny” Ramirez of Deer Park, TX. He is also survived by his four grandsons: Christopher Ramos and his wife Christine, Nicholas Colunga, Justin Colunga, Ethan Sands, and great grandsons: Xavier Ramos and Zachary Schuenemann. In addition he is survived by a brother, three sisters, and many nephews and nieces.
Ben graduated from Weslaco High School, where he was in track and field and all district in football. He attended San Jacinto College, where he received his Associate’s degree.
He was in the Army from 1963 to 1965 and was proud that he had served his Country and a very proud American.
Ben was employed at Goodyear Chemical Plant for many years, where he made many friends, and eventually retired in 2002.
He enjoyed watching all sports and was a lifelong Dallas Cowboy fan. He enjoyed doing yard work but mostly loved spending time with relatives, friends, and telling stories from the past.
Ben will be greatly missed by his family and friends but his animated personality and his cheerful spirit will not be forgotten. He’ll forever remain in our thoughts and in our hearts
The family will receive friends from 3-6pm. Sunday, March 1st, at Niday – Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena. The funeral service will be held Monday, March 2nd, at 10:00am, also at Niday – Fairmont Funeral Home; interment will follow at Grand View Memorial Park.
Pall Bearers: Christopher Ramos (Grandson) Nicholas Colunga (Grandson) Justin Colunga (Grandson) Pruben “Rex” Ramirez (Nephew) Aldo Garza (Nephew) Oscar Cuellar (Nephew)
We sincerely thank everyone for the kind words, heartfelt condolences, and faithful prayers.