Ramon Ramos
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Saturday
14
November

Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of Ramon Ramos

Ramón Ramos, age 76, of Fairfield, peacefully passed away at Yale New Haven Hospital on November 7,2020, after a month long illness. He was born on June 25, 1944 in Badajoz, Spain to Coronada Mayo Dominguez and Ramón Ramos Mancera. As a youngster, he lived in Ceuta, Melilla and Larache in Morocco, where his father served as a military officer, and then resided in Villafranca de los Barros until the age of 25. He met his future bride, Marilyn Marino, at the University of Madrid in 1965 and they were married in 1969. In 1971, he came to the United States and studied at Michigan State University where he graduated with an M.S. degree in Physics. He and his wife then moved to Stamford, Connecticut where he worked as a physicist for CBS Laboratories for several years. Subsequently he taught at the Bridgeport Street Academy and then went on to teach math and science at Westhill and Stamford High Schools until he retired in 2004. He was an avid traveler and passionately pursued photography, volcanology, rockhounding, woodworking and gardening. He will be fondly remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and kind and generous soul. In addition to his loving wife, Marilyn, Ramón is survived by his brothers, Antonio Ramos and Alfonso Ramos; a sister, Coro Ramos; a sister-in-law, Marisa Suarez; a brother-in-law John Marino; and sister-in-law, Pat Marino; as well as his many nieces and nephews. He will always be in our hearts. A farewell wake will be held at Lesko and Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center, on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Due to Covid restrictions, masks are required and social distancing will be maintained. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030, or on line at doctorswithoutborders.org. A Tribute to Ramón Ramón was born in Badajoz, Spain June 25, 1944. As a young boy Ramón lived part of his life in Morocco before moving back to Spain to the small town of Villafranca de los Barros (Rumor has it that they actually asked him to leave). As a young boy growing up under the tutelage of Jesuit Priests, he surely gave them a run for their money with all of his shenanigans. He was the big brother to his siblings Coro, Antonio and Alfonso. From a young age, Ramón was very inquisitive and very interested in the world around him and how things worked. That is probably what led him to pursue a career in Physics at the University of Madrid. During his studies there, he met the love of his life, Marilyn. Ramón came to the U.S. in 1968 to spend the summer with our family. My parents didn’t know what to expect. It didn’t help matters that he couldn’t speak a word of English! Despite the language barrier, Ramón’s true personality shown through as a loving, caring and thoughtful person - not to mention comical! It wasn’t long before he not only won over my sister, but my parents as well. When he returned during the summer of 1969, and asked my parents for permission to marry my sister, they were ecstatic. They felt that they could not have asked for a better son-in law. They married that summer in the U.S. and returned to Spain. A year later they returned to the U.S. where he received an MS degree from Michigan State Univ. After graduation, Ramón and Marilyn returned to Connecticut where Ramón got a job at CBS Labs. He evidentially found his true passion in teaching Math and Science at Stamford High School. The students loved Ramón and would continue to keep in touch even after graduation. Ramón served as my best man, but not only was he my best man, but I considered him to be the brother I never had. The family always looked forward to our holiday get-togethers, because Ramón made them special. His fun loving attitude and comical antics made them unforgettable. He was great at teasing my kids and grandkids, and they grew to love Uncle Ray unconditionally. Ramón was a loving husband and would do anything for his special bride, and he supported her in whatever she pursued. They were true soul mates. He was a great cook as well, and we always looked forward to his paella. Ramón took an interest in woodworking and became quite the craftsman. He also enjoyed photography and gemology. Ramón and Marilyn loved to travel and returned to Spain frequently to visit his family and friends. Even though Ramón had his share of medical issues, his death was still a shock to all of us who loved him. Life for us will never be the same. The world was a better place with him in it! Ramón, your life was cut too short, but rest in peace my brother. We all love you and will miss you beyond words. Until we meet again. Love, John
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