Rafael Ramirez died peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Watsonville Community Hospital on May 28. He was 61.
Mr. Ramirez was born to Trinidad and Agustina Ramirez in Salinas on March 6, 1958. He was a resident of this community for most of his life and attended many local schools.
He was a friendly “happy-go-lucky” person who liked to joke around. His bigger-than-life attitude will truly be missed by all. Mr. Ramirez was an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings. He was also a member of the U.S. Army Reserve for many years.
He is survived by his daughter, Vanessa Ramirez; three brothers, Pete, Alfred and Albert Ramirez; five sisters, Mary Marquez, Anita Tellez, Lupe Duran and Mona and Elfrieda Ramirez; and two grandkids.
He is preceded in death by six brothers, Danny, Manuel, Lloyd, Trinidad, Gilbert and Robert Ramirez.
Visitation will be held at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.