Steve Ramos Sr. was born on January 13, 1964 to Luis A. Ramos Sr. and Gloria (Cardenas) Ramos. Steve was the second of their three boys. Our beloved Steve was called home to find those who ventured before him on August 1, 2022 at the age of 58.
Steve was predeceased by many loved ones who he missed dearly, but none more so than his beloved parents.
Mr. Ramos is survived by his immediate family, a loving and devoted husband to Norma (Hernandez) Ramos, an often incredibly fun, fearless and always adventurous father to Misty Rae Ramos and Steven Ramos Jr., and his most cherished title of all. Grandfather to her best boy in the world, Mr. Ethan Ray Pacheco. Surviving strong are also countless relatives and an endless number of acquaintances and friends on whom he left a resounding impression who will forever miss his cheerful, free-spirited, big-hearted outlook on life.
During his 58 years he was blessed with adventures which he then turned into many, many stories that you and I have heard at least once. They were never in short supply when conversing with him. The energy he exuded while telling one of those stories, we could now tell others and share his memory, was often completely exaggerated!
Whether it’s her childhood misadventures, leading to various cosmetic procedures and/or medical treatments needed after a shenanigans gone wrong. How his dad got to the baseball game just in time to slam that ball past the fences and directly into the stadium lights above, smashing pieces directly above his dad who was looking to park ! Maybe it was the rooster fighting, herding and training he was featured in magazines for as he worked with some of Mexico’s big wigs, flew private planes, bet a lot of money to get such big returns, while doing what he loved. Or when he appeared on the local news for helping a woman who had taken her vehicle to another company where they outrageously charged her and never resolved the issue. She contacted local media and he was featured for his kindness and empathy taught by his father to always help someone in need, if you could. Steve corrected what was a quick and easy adjustment and refused payment, which is why he was introduced and congratulated.
Or it was his best adventure life he could have started, finding his true and real soul mate, being married, which would have been 41 in the weeks to come, but were together as a couple before marriage, totaling their truly rare relationship for 45 years. It’s by no means a fairy tale, but the life they lived and built was always special and unique to them.
So many memories, so many laughs, so many things we learned from his ability to not be afraid to fail but rather to focus more on the journey of life itself because that is the most important to this equation. He never felt the need to slow down because he always knew the day would come when the time that our Lord blessed him would eventually expire.
The memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton at 3 p.m.