Martin Ramirez

Alton | Friday, September 19 2014

Martin J. Ramirez, 79, went to be with the Lord at 5:18 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014 at Alton Memorial Hospital.

He was born on April 18, 1935 in Alton, the son the late Celistino & Goldie (Comley) Ramirez.

He was formerly married to Margaret Hesh, she passed away in 1982 and Debi Weiss who survives in Wood River.

Martin was employed at CVS throughout the area in the shipping / receiving department and as an assistant manager for 35+ years.  He was a member of the Alton Eagles and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton.  He enjoyed watching old movies and football, listening to old records, and cooking.

He is survived by six children and their spouses, Todd A. & Linda Ramirez of Edwardsville, Mark A. & Tammie Ramirez of Moro, Craig M. & Jennifer Ramirez of S. Roxana, Debra A. Ramirez of Wood River, Anthony J. & Erika Ramirez of Piasa and Nicholas L. Ramirez of Troy; nine grandchildren; one great granddaughter and one brother and sister-in-law, Joseph & Henri Ramirez of Godfrey.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Valentine Ramirez and Aniceto “Shorty” Ramirez.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am, Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton.

Cremation rites will follow and inurnment will be private at St. Joseph Cemetery in Alton.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Online tributes and guestbook may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Staten, Fine & Burke Funeral Home

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