Apr 26, 2009

Mayor Al Ramirez 1923 - 2009


EDINBURG - Alfonso "Al" Ramirez, 86, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg.

Mr. Ramirez was born in Edinburg and had lived there all of his life.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Rafael and Emilia Ramirez; and a granddaughter, Melanie A. Ramirez.

Mr. Ramirez is survived by his wife, Betty R. Ramirez of Edinburg; four sons, David (Gracie) Ramirez of Buda, Texas, Robert (Elvia) Ramirez of McAllen, Steven (Valerie) Ramirez and Dan (Maria) Ramirez both of Edinburg; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Edna Ramon of Rio Grande City and Delia Gleber of Dallas, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 pm, with a 7 pm rosary today, April 26, 2009, at Memorial Funeral Home, 208 E. Canton, in Edinburg. Funeral service will be at 9 am Monday, April 27, 2009 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Edinburg.

Interment will follow at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Alex, Cristina, Danny, Emilia, Gaby, Jorge, Maryam, and Neda. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 8788 of McAllen.

Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg.

The Monitor newspaper has a story about the mayor in today's paper.

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