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Jose Ramirez-Velez, age 85, passed away on March 8th, 2020 at Lady of Lourdes hospital in Camden, NJ.

Jose was born on December 13, 1934 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to his parents, Jose and Candelaria Ramirez. Jose married Noemi Velazquez in 1973. Jose retired in 2000 and dedicated his remaining time to making meaningful memories with his beloved wife, children and grandchildren.

Jose was a devoted family man and loved attending large family gatherings. He loved taking it all in with a big smile. He relished telling stories to his grandchildren of his time growing up in Puerto Rico and his time playing baseball. Jose was an avid Mets fan. He loved spending summer afternoons watching baseball and sharing his memories of ’69 & ’86 championships he witnessed. 

Jose is survived by his wife Noemi, sons Ulises, Orlando, Noel (Danielle), daughter Esther (Lance) and fifteen grandchildren Maria-Angelica, Naomi, Junior, Alayna, Kevin, Rylen, Annabella, Liliana, Nicholas, Yari, Olivia, Noah, Hailey, Gavin and Lucas. 

Jose wished to have a private ceremony with his immediate family and asked to have his ashes laid to rest at sea. The family is grateful for the condolences and prayers.  


Posted by Ma Belle Vie on March 12, 2020
To the Ramirez Family. A Father's Love is so special. There will be times when you will miss him most. At those times, remember the kind words that he spoke to you. Remember the stern instructions that he gave you. Remember the special moments that he shared with you, and you will realize that he is with you always. Praying a prayer of comfort for you as you go through this difficult time.
Posted by Ron Stillings on March 11, 2020
First Time I met Jose 5 ish years ago, We shook hands at a family barbecue him and his wife hosted. Legend is [Handshakes] certainly play a part in generating a first impression. Jose's was True and Strong. Strong eye contact. His signature lean in to me, soft spoken, low voice, to tell me his Daughter, then dating my son, " She work hard like me " Sticks with me to this day. Esther has to be tired of me telling that story. Our common ground was having a great meal with family. I'll miss his signature dance moves as he displayed at his daughter's wedding. I can guarantee his dance moves have been passed on to his son's, Noah, and his grandson's.
Posted by ORLANDO RAMIREZ on March 11, 2020
My loving father, you made me the man I am today. You are the best father any son and daughter can have. I will miss our baseball talks. Best memories when we worked together at Foremost. Right after I got promoted, you whisper in my ear, you are my boss here but I am your boss at home lol. Until we meet again. I love you papi. 

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Posted by Ma Belle Vie on March 12, 2020
To the Ramirez Family. A Father's Love is so special. There will be times when you will miss him most. At those times, remember the kind words that he spoke to you. Remember the stern instructions that he gave you. Remember the special moments that he shared with you, and you will realize that he is with you always. Praying a prayer of comfort for you as you go through this difficult time.
Posted by Ron Stillings on March 11, 2020
First Time I met Jose 5 ish years ago, We shook hands at a family barbecue him and his wife hosted. Legend is [Handshakes] certainly play a part in generating a first impression. Jose's was True and Strong. Strong eye contact. His signature lean in to me, soft spoken, low voice, to tell me his Daughter, then dating my son, " She work hard like me " Sticks with me to this day. Esther has to be tired of me telling that story. Our common ground was having a great meal with family. I'll miss his signature dance moves as he displayed at his daughter's wedding. I can guarantee his dance moves have been passed on to his son's, Noah, and his grandson's.
Posted by ORLANDO RAMIREZ on March 11, 2020
My loving father, you made me the man I am today. You are the best father any son and daughter can have. I will miss our baseball talks. Best memories when we worked together at Foremost. Right after I got promoted, you whisper in my ear, you are my boss here but I am your boss at home lol. Until we meet again. I love you papi. 
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