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Ramon 
Medina Sr.

On Thursday, April 21, 2022 visitation will be held at Heritage – Suminski / Weiss Funeral Home, 1901 N. Farwell Ave. from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM; there will be a short prayer service at 7:00 PM.

On Friday, April 22, 2022 visitation will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1927 Vel R. Phillips Ave. (4th St. & Brown St.) from 10:00 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM.  Burial will follow at Good Hope Cemetery.

WHAT A LIFE!

Ramon Medina Sr. passed away peacefully on April 15, 2022 after 5+ years of battling dementia and 7 months of home hospice care; he was 75 years old.  Ramon is survived by his beloved wife, Blanca Medina.  Loving father of Blanca (Thomas) Bump, Nora (Tony) Hernandez, and Ramon Jr. (Lela) Medina.  Loving grandfather of Tanner and Trever Bump, Anthony (Justine) Hernandez, Ashley (Jarrett) Rivera, Alexander Hernandez, Jocelyn (Joshua) Ramirez, and Nicholas, Joshua and Rheana Medina.  He so loved his great-grandchildren:  Julius Mateo Hernandez, Isaiah, Garrett and Vanellope Bay Rivera, and Elijah Ray Ramirez.  Dear brother of Felicita Medina, Fabian (Herminia) Medina, William (Rosa) Valentine and Nora (Anibal) Cordero.  Further survived by nieces, nephews, friends, other family members including brother-in-law Jose (Aida) Rivera and two loving sisters-in-law, Hortensia Galarza and Lydia Flores who never left their sister’s side.

A big “Thank You” to his niece, Linda Galarza, who helped so much and to nephew, Joel Flores, who was helping from the start of dementia to the end.  Ramon always said that these two were like a son and daughter.

Ramon was preceded in death by his parents, Gervasio Medina and Angelina Cordero and 3 sisters:  Socorro Rody, Maria Medina and Irma Valentin.

The Medina Family would like to thank Horizon Hospice and his nurse, Melinda for a wonderful job during this transition.

 

Some things I learned from Grandpa – written by Ramon’s first-born grandchild, Anthony Hernandez

+ After a long hard work week treat yourself to breakfast on the weekend even if it’s only George Webb. You deserve it.

+ Always be excited to see loved ones – they’ll remember that feeling. My Grandfather was one of the few people that were always over joyed to see me no matter what.

+ Always sing your favorite songs out loud because there will be a time where you won’t have that privilege.

+ Work hard and provide for your family

+ Be proud of what you have no matter how it compares to others

+ Always keep your sense of humor even in the toughest of times

+ Live a life that allows people to genuinely state you’re were a good man when it’s your time to go.

+ “Life’s a bitch”

+ Tell your loved ones you love them and pick up the phone when you’re thinking of them

+ Conquer your vices before they conquer you

+ Be happy. I rarely ever saw my Grandfather in a bad mood.

+ Be generous. I get my generosity from him.

+ Have fun wherever you go. Wherever Grandpa went everyone knew him. He had a personality that could not easily be forgotten.

+ Be proud of what you do for a living

+ Leaving a lasting family Iegacy is more than passing down your finances.

+ Support other people because one day you may need support.

+ Do good even when nobody is watching.

20 Comments

  1. Ramon Medina Jr April 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Papi I will miss you so much. You left behind such an big legacy and I hope I made you proud. I love you so much 😔😔💔💔

  2. Anthony Hernandez April 15, 2022 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Love you, Grandpa.

  3. Raquel Questell April 15, 2022 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    RIP Ramon ❤️‍🩹✝️🥀🦋🙏 My most deepest & sincere condolences to the Medina Family💛

  4. Hector & Gloria Rivera April 15, 2022 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Rest in heaven Ramon condolences to the family

  5. Nora Matos April 15, 2022 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    My deepest condolences to the family. To Tia and his loving children and grandchildren, great grandchildren you will all be in my prayers. God has gained a beautiful kind and loving man into his kingdom. Rest In Gods Eternal light forever Tio ❤️ Love always your Niece From New York, Nora Matos

  6. Angelena Terry April 16, 2022 at 12:57 am - Reply

    My condolences to the Medina family. I spent a part of my life experiencing great times with this family. Blanca and I are good friends. She knows I have much respect for her family. I could rarely go anywhere growing up with overprotective parents. Her home was one I could go spend time at. That was only because her father and my father’s relationship. My dad respected him as a family man and that said a lot about Ramon Medina. So many memories…

  7. Ray and Nancy Torres April 16, 2022 at 7:46 am - Reply

    My heartfelt condolences to the family. I will always remember Ramon Sr. As a man loved his family, especially his grandchildren and would do anything for them. Rest In Peace. Your family will truly miss you.

  8. Sandra Resch April 16, 2022 at 7:56 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss hugs and prayers 🙏 ❤️

  9. Juan Flores April 16, 2022 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Tio words can not express what you meant to me. Thank you for always being there for me, for taking me fishing even if we never caught a fish! Just going fishing with you was enough cause you always stopped at Mcdonalds. If yku knew i wanted something, like the evel Knievel toy with motor cycle, my first skate board are just a few of the many gifts yiu gave to me. I remember you carrying me on your shoulders after the AWA wrestling . thank you for helping us with our dad when he needed help! Tio thank you for always making me feel loved by you! I will stop now cauae i can go on forever. You are now in the arms the our Merciful God.
    Tu Sobrino Pito

  10. Kassie Berg April 16, 2022 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    My condolences to the entire Medina Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  11. Kathleen Paukner April 17, 2022 at 11:46 am - Reply

    My condolences to the family for your loss.
    He was a good man and dad. My he RIP and fly high with the angels. He will always be in your heart. He will be watching from above.
    🙏😇🙏😇

  12. Laura Kata April 17, 2022 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Blanca, Nora, Lilly, Ramone, may God bless you all and fill you with his love for you all now & forever❤️
    George, Felicita, & Laura; we send our love and condolences to you all. You are in our hearts.

  13. Noel Cordero April 17, 2022 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    RIP my dear Uncle Ramon. You werethe best brother to my mom Nora Cordero from New York City, my mom.

  14. Melinda April 18, 2022 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    My deepest condolences 💜 It was my pleasure to work with Ramon and his family during such a difficult time. You can tell he touched the lives of so many and was loved by all.

  15. Rafael Reyes April 18, 2022 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Estamos muy apenados por su partida inesperada. Estara en nuestra oraciones tanto el como su familia. Estamos muy agradecidos por haberlo conocido por los ultimos 50 years. Pero iremos detras de el cuando Dios nos llame. Sus amigos Rafael Reyes y familia.

  16. Rheana April 18, 2022 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    I love and miss you every day grandpa thank you for everything ❤️✨🤍

  17. Lillian Flores April 18, 2022 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    My Tio was awesome man brought lots of joy , laughter to us all, you will never be forgotten for I will forever carry you in my heart ❤️ now RIP peace Tio n say hi to papi for me love you 💙🙏🏼

  18. Linda Synor April 19, 2022 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Sincere condolences to the entire Medina family. May you all find peace and comfort through your loving memories. Hugs and prayers sent your way.

    • Darlene Lorenzana April 20, 2022 at 9:59 pm - Reply

      Tio-Padrino was such a happy, thoughtful person, brought so much joy to many.
      One of many memories I have, on Christmas day the doorbell would ring, there he was with my Christmas present ❤
      When I bought my first house, Padrino showed me how to install the carpets in the bedrooms, always willing to help.
      Will always be in my heart ❤
      Your God-daughter Darlene
      RIP Padrino, say hi to Chuly

  19. Louise Wisinski April 21, 2022 at 8:11 am - Reply

    What a great obit. And from what I’ve heard he deserved every special word. Blanca and family, my arms are around you as Jesus’s is around this sweet man.

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