Ramon Quiroz

  • Born: April 27, 1926
  • Died: January 24, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212

Tel. (210) 227-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ramon Quiroz of San Antonio left for his eternal rest on January 24th, 2019. Born April 27th, 1926 to Santiago and Francis Quiroz, Ramon was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He cherished his time with his family and friends, his many reasons for living a meaningful and wondrous life.

A veteran of World War II, Ramon was stationed in the Pacific, spending most of his time in the Philippines under General MacArthur, and earning two Bronze Service Stars for heroic achievements. Upon returning to civilian life, Ramon chose to settle down in San Antonio, Texas, his birthplace and home. A devout catholic, Ramon shared his life with his loving wife Ruth for over 65 years, bringing a daughter, Linda, into their lives. During this time Ramon worked at H-E-B, eventually retiring after 30 years of service. It was through H-E-B and the Gary Sinise foundation that he would later be given the honor to visit the WWII museum in New Orleans, to honor those he fought with, and remembered.

Ramon and Ruth cherished their time with their daughter, and their many friends and family throughout the years. Ramon is survived by his daughter and her fiance Linda Solis and Richard Gawlik; his brother and sister Jesus Quiroz, Mary Helen Ford; his grandsons Stephen Solis, Andrew Solis, and Christopher Solis; his great-granddaughter, Ella Connelly-Solis; ex son-in-law, Ruben J. Solis; sisters-in-law and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family wishes to extend their thanks to the 3rd floor nurses and PCAs of Metropolitan Methodist Hospital and the workers of Vitas Hospice for their loving care; to the numerous family and friends that visited him and a special thanks to his nephew for spending time with him every other weekend. May he rest in peace.

Visitation begins at 5pm on Sun., Feb. 3, 2019 with a Rosary at 7pm at Porter Loring on McCullough. On Mon., Feb. 4, 2019 a procession from Porter Loring will depart at 8:30am to St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church with interment to follow at Ft. Sam Houston.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Linda, we are so very sorry for the loss of your sweet Dad. He was always so soft spoken and so kind. He is now happy again to be with your Mom and is at peace. You are a sweetheart. If you need anything please go down the street and see JoAnn who is still staying at Mom and Dad's house in the evenings. May they both rest in peace...Love you Janice Granieri Hobbs and Richard Hobbs

Posted by Janice Hobbs - San Antonio, TX - Friend   February 09, 2019


Dear Tio Ramon I thank you for being the rock that held the family together. Your laughter will always stay in our ears for they will keep us smiling. You were a great man and truely loved your wife and daughter Linda. Thank you for always being such a great Uncle who always allowed us to come to your home and eat, play and most of all bring our family together. My dad Oscar Guajardo who you would double date with the two beautiful sisters were so much alike in character family man and personality. As role models and fathers you instilled hard work and dedication and most of all education. So dance now with Tia and laugh because you are home with god and our parents. Thank you for being the rock that held us together these past few years.

Posted by Elaine Guajardo - San Antonio, TX   February 04, 2019

Our condolences to Ramon's family. While I never worked with Ramon, we shared our common military veteran background at HEB Senior Partner's luncheons. Ramon had an infectious smile that made other's smile and share with him. His presence at our luncheons will be sorely missed as I always looked for him upon entering the area. RIP Ramon, you've earned it! God bless you and keep you at his side in heaven this day.

Posted by Fred and Joyce Reimers - Schertz, TX - Friend   February 03, 2019

I always thought he was a super person and always admired his obligation to his family and friends. Each time we spoke, he was always sad missing his wife. I'm sure he will be with his wife now, finding peace. Your friend and bother in spirit...

Posted by Henry Quiroz - Whitney, TX   February 03, 2019

Dear Ramon: I wish I could be there in person but I am there in my heart, Linda Q. Mannock

Posted by LINDA MANNOCK - RENO, NV - Family   February 01, 2019

Ramon Quiroz was a family man who so much loved them. His priorities were God, wife, daughter, grandsons & great-granddaughter. He worked very hard to maintain a home for his family. I recall a year or so before he retired, he would come home with his feet swollen after standing all day. His wife would get a bucket of warm water to soak his feet before he ate dinner.
As a World War II Veteran, he rarely talked about his experience. There was only one occasion where he did make a comment. One evening we were listening to Spanish music(which he loved) & drinking beer. He said that he does not like to talk much about the War because he lost so many friends. He said when they landed ashore he was scared to death. I saw the sadness in his face. I have heard several War Veterans say that they feel guilty because they survived. Truly they are the Greatest Generation. In retrospect that may be the reason why he so much appreciated & loved his family. I believe he felt so blessed that he survived & felt all he needed in life was his family.
When his death was known to all, he had several family members, ex-coworkers & neighborhood friends visit him at the hospital. There were neighbors who mentioned to Linda that if her father came home after the hospital, they were willing to come over and help her take care of him. I am aware of one neighbor, Matthew, that was willing to help at any time. A man with so many friends is rich.
Ramon was a kind and gentle soul. I never heard him speak ill-will of anyone. I am not aware that he had any enemies as everyone loved his kindness. Why he even loved me, his ex- son-in-law.
Stephen(one of Ramon's grandson) would tell me his grandfather would cry daily because he missed his wife. With God's grace they are together again as one. They are probably dancing a Cumbia which they loved to dance & were very good at it.
He will always be in my mind & in my heart.

I will keep my promise I made to you.

Love, Ruben Solis

Posted by RUBEN SOLIS - SAN ANTONIO, TX - Family   February 01, 2019

Will sorely be missed, a trooper if there ever was.

Posted by Daniel Kaufmann - San antonio, TX - Acquaintance   February 01, 2019

I'm sorry for your loss. I'm sure your hearts are heavy at this time. May the " God of all comfort" bring comfort to your family (2 Cor 1:3). Your loved one will be at rest and in God's memory.

Posted by Courtney - San Antonio, TX   January 31, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Ramon and seeing him at our retirement meetings.he had a beautiful smile and was a very kind person who will be missed.My condolences to his family and know that he is in heaven with the lord. Sincerely,

Posted by marla madrigal - san antonio, TX - Coworker   January 31, 2019

Such a beautiful person. Always came by our table to say hello. He will be missed by all. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Raul and Angie Islad - Acquaintance   January 30, 2019


Posted by Elaine Guajardo - San Antonio, TX   January 29, 2019

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