He was an Army veteran, serving in World War II and was employed more than 30 years in civil service.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Elena G. Ramirez of Corpus Christi; two sons, Arturo (Delia) Ramirez and Luis Ramirez, both of Corpus Christi; two daughters, Rita (Karl) Arnst of Three Rivers and Gloria (Michael) Barnes of Corpus Christi; one brother, Diego Ramirez of San Diego; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and other surviving daughters, Alicia Ramirez and Virginia Figueroa, both of Corpus Christi.
Visitation was held from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Garza Funeral Home in San Diego. A holy rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday (today) at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego. Burial followed at San Diego Cemetery in San Diego with full military honors.