Funeral services for Jaime Ricardo “Rick” Ramos, 63, Lawrence, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, preceded by a Rosary at 9:30 a.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Lawrence. Rick passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on Thursday, July 28, 2022.
Rick was born on May 1, 1959, in Topeka, KS, the son of Miguel and Gloria (Rodriguez) Ramos. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1977. He was a drummer in the LHS Lions marching band.
Rick was a devoted fan of the Chiefs, Royals and Jayhawks cheering for them every season. He loved playing competitive pool and co-ed softball with friends, growing vegetables with his mom, and spending the last years with his beloved dog Shoddie, the best puppy ever.
Rick had a variety of skills and was quick to learn new ones. Most recently, Rick worked at Plastikon as a Microbial Technician. Prior to that, he was a machine operator for Aeroquip, Kraft Tools, and HP Pelzer. He was a favored cook at longtime Lawrence hangouts La Familia and Henry T.
Rick freelanced as a landscaper with corporate and residential clients also including the many projects he did for his mom and Karina, creating many beautiful spaces.
Survivors include his mom, Gloria, of the home, his son, Dominic Ramos and granddaughter, Eve Ramos of WA, his brother Tony Ramos of VA, his sisters Marcia Rinke of CA, Elsa Sprow and Gracie Wilhelm both of Lawrence, a long-time friend Karina Shreever, his great-aunt Jessie, aunt Angelina, aunt Elena, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Rick was preceded in death by his father “Pops”.
The family will greet friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
Memorial contributions may be made in Rick’s name to LMH Oncology Department or VNA Hospice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.