Ramon Medina

September 6, 1924 - September 17, 2009

09/06/1924 - 09/17/2009

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday September 22, 2009
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Cemetery
Wednesday September 23, 2009
Colonial Grove Cemetery
Princess Anne Rd.
Va. Beach, VA
Directions
Service
Wednesday September 23, 2009
1:30 pm
Catholic Church of the Ascension
4853 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-495-1886 | Directions
Service
Wednesday September 23, 2009
3:45 pm
Catholic Church of the Ascenion

Ramon Medina

Virginia Beach – Ramon Medina passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2009.

A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at Church of the Ascension Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. James E. Parke officiating. Burial will follow at Colonial Grove Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, 2009, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd in Virginia Beach. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.

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Elisa Medina Melendez-Ratliff
7 years ago

A Note to My Beloved Father:

My beloved daddy, I can’t tell you how much I miss you everyday. There are not enough words in the universe to tell you the pain that is in my heart because you are no longer on this earth. Every time something good happens, I go to pick up the phone to call you. By now you & Joey are together along with mommy and your grand babies, Brian Jr. and Ean Michael. I know how happy they must be to be with their abuelito. Please tell Joey we’re sorry we hid the truth from him about you.

Papi, you are and always will be in everything that I say & do. I promise to make you proud of me always. You were a good and loving father; you always did your best to be there whenever I needed you. You never let me down. There was never a day that you didn’t tell me you loved me and that I was your little girl. You taught me to treat people with kindness and gentility and to never look my nose down on anyone, because we were all Gods’ children. No matter what your faults might have been, your love for your children, grandchildren and great-children out weighted them all.

I’ll miss our secret talks about everything and nothing. But most of all I’ll miss driving away from your house and calling out “Goodbye Mr. Medina”, and you waving at me saying, “So long Ms. Medina” with a huge smile on your face. Te quiero ahora y para siempre papi mio.

Maria Correa-Mendez and Ashley Asencio
7 years ago

All the memories we have of Compay Tío Ramon were happy and joyous. When ever we were together he would have a cute little smile behind his mustache. So kind, so sweet, he was and that is why he will never be forgotten in our hearts. We remember picking him up from the airport and seeing him standing there in his suit and smile. He was always dressed very well and was always well groomed. Such a handsome man he was, and even till his last days he was still strong and handsome. That day we picked him up we went back to our house and one of the first things he wanted to do was play the guitar “el cuarto Puertorriqueño”. We listened to him play and we all knew it was coming from his heart. The one thing that we will always miss the most was his love for us. He had such a big heart and always shared it with us. He used to call us “mi neñas lindas”. We will miss you Tio. May God take care of you now until we meet again.

Lisa Sugden
7 years ago

Although I never met Mr. Medina, through the stories I heard of him nothing seemed more apparent then the fierce loyalty and passion he showed for his family. May that love always shine over your family.

Elisa Medina Melendez-Ratliff
7 years ago

Buenos Dia Papi,

Today is your one year anniversary of being with God, Jesus and momie. I was thinking about you on your 86th birthday Sept. 6, also the day our beloved Carlos left us. That was the last time you & I had alone time together. I came into the hospital room, kissed you & asked for the bendicione. You kissed me back but your eyes were closed the whole time we were together. I had brought you a rose with a purple ribbon around the vase, because that was momie’s favorite color & your birthday card. I shaved you & everytime I finished one section, washed you with a warm washed cloth & then adding lotion to your face when I was done. I cleaned your lips because they were chapped & then put the chapped stick on them that I had for you in your draw. I fed you your food slowly, making sure to give you a drink from your milk to help the food go down smoothly. With everything I did for you, I couldn’t help but cry, because I felt that it would be the last we would have our special time together. I even sang you the song you used to play on the guitar, singing with momie. I stayed with you until it was almost time for Millie to pick you up. I couldn’t stay to see them put you into the ambulance. I couldn’t bare it. My heart was already broken. Even though, I had my car, your “good man” son-in-law, Brian. showed up to take me home. He knew that I would be broken without you. Daddy, I miss you everyday, but I know that you are happy, planting, singing with momie & playing with Brian Jr. & Ean Michael. We will be together again one day, but until then know that you are always in my heart and that I will never be complete until I am with you & momie.

4Ever your nena,

Lissy

Miguel & Bea Espinosa
7 years ago

Dear Elisa & Millie and family,

Our prayers are with you during this very difficult time. God bless. Bea & Miguel Espinosa

ANGEL VAZQUEZ,JR.
7 years ago

DEAR MILLIE AND FAMILY

IT SADDENED ME TO HAVE HEARD THE PASSING OF POP.MY ONLY REGRET I HAVE WAS THAT LIKE MOM,I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE MADE A VISIT. SAD AS IT IS I KEEP VERY FOND MEMORIES ESPECIALLY HOW THEY ALWAYS RECEIVED ME WITH OPEN LOVING EMBRACE.THEY WILL FORVEVER BE MISSED.MAY GOD GIVE YOUR FAMILY STRENGTH DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.GOD BLESS..ANGEL

Ursulina y Derin
7 years ago

En nuestras mentes y nuestros corazones siempre vive la imagen de nuestro querido Compadré Moncho. Su simpatía su modo de ser era muy especial. Nunca podemos olvidar su particularidad que era tocar el cuatro puertorriqueño como buen puertorriqueño que era. Sentía pasión por el cuatro jamás podremos olvidar esos momentos que compartimos personalmente y hablando por teléfono. Jamás olvidamos al simpático compay que tanto queremos. Dios le tenga en su mansión celestial.

MARIE Y fAM
7 years ago

ERES Y SERAS SIEMPRE NUESTRO QUERIDO TIO.

tE QUEREMOS MUCHO Y QUE DIOS TE BENDIGA SIEMPRE.

SUZY
7 years ago

He is resting in heaven now, and will be remembered always with lots of love. He was wonderful and I particularly always remember him being very kind and loving. I liked that about him. He will be missed. Millie and Lisa + fam. my heart and prayers are with you. Be strong. Love your sis, Suzy

Elisa Medina Melendez-Ratliff
7 years ago

Hola Papito Lindo,

Hoy estaras con tu Rocky. Yo se que el deber estar contigo, pero me hace muchisima falta. Besalo mucho y dirle que para siempre el como tu y momie, estan en mi corazon. Mi haces falta vejo. Tu hija….Elisa

Debra Robbins
7 years ago

I have fond memories of Uncle Ramon. He will be missed!

The Robbins Family

Jessica
7 years ago

I have never met such a hard working man or anyone as warm hearted and as dedicated to family and friends as Grandpa. Everytime I went to visit, I never wanted to leave. His hugs and kisses were the best! It breaks my heart that his time came so soon however, I am over joyed at the fact that he’s with Grandma again and others that loved him dearly!. Thank you God for bringing them together again! I Love you both, Grandpa & Grandma! Rest In Peace…

George & Cyndie Guevara
7 years ago

I remember Ramon’s smile mostly. I remember how gentle he was and wow, his guitar playing. I remember Ramon picked me up at the airport once. He was a saint as it had been afew years since I had been in New York. I’ll miss you.

Freddy, Mary, Tanya & Melissa Medina
7 years ago

It was like yesterday that Ramon & Provi came to stay with us. They were so close and cared for each other so much. He took care of her like a baby and she in turn loved him so much for it. We have memories that will live with us forever and now they are both together again where there is no pain or suffering. in heaven. Ramon will always live in our hearts.

Chi-Chi Grant
7 years ago

May God bless you all. May the memories carry you through, until everyone meets again. Love always, Chi-Chi

Sherry Craft and Family
7 years ago

Milagros and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss and understand your hurt. Lets not be sad that he’s not with us anymore, lets celebrate that now he has no pain and he resides at the BEST address in the world with the BEST FRIEND you can have! God Bless you and your family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dwight Hall Barry
7 years ago

Millie, Lisa and family. I was so saddened to hear about your Dad passing away. You all have my love, prayers and sincere condolence in such a tough time. I know the pain that you are experiencing as I lost my brother this year and my wife 2 1/2 years ago. Maintain your faith in the Lord and know that Dad is at peace and in a much better place. I love you guys and you can call me anytime. God Bless.

evelyn
7 years ago

Millie,Lisa and family: I know u lost a great dad, grandparent and good friend.I will alway’s remember him as a good husband to Provi. Love u always Ramon, Tatita, Iris y fam

Rafael Robles
7 years ago

My Dad, my friend, was very special to me. Especially over the last ten years we have shared so many great memories.

Ramon Medina loved unconditionally and he was the glue that kept this family together. I remember he took me to work with him @ Safeguard Corporation 33 yrs ago. I saw first hand his professionalism & dedication to his work. Dad loved everyone and everyone to him was his brother, his children, his grandchildren. As I’m typing these words the radio is playing “We Are Family” how appropriate. I love & will always remember my Dad, Mr. Ramon Medina and I’m blessed to have had the opportunity to share life and also be with him & with my brother & sisters as he took his last breath and went to Heaven. RIP

Susan Mollura from Essential Church
7 years ago

My deepest sympathy to Ray and the Medina family during this difficult time.

Carol Kinsey
7 years ago

My heartfelt prayers are with your family. Hold tightly to your warm memories of your father and find comfort in them.The Lord has you in His arms, my friends.

In Christ’s Love,

Carol

MADELINE MADRID
7 years ago

MY LOVE GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY. WE HAVE TO THANK GOD FOR ALL THE GOOD MEMORIES HE LEFT IN EACH AND EVERYONE’S HEART. HE WAS VERY SPECIAL TO A LOT OF PEOPLE AND FAMILY.

LOVE,

MADELINE MADRID & FAMILY

Maureen Burgos
7 years ago

My thoughts and love are with you. Our loved ones only leave us in body, never spirit. Speak to them. If you listen very closely, you will hear them. They wait for us on the other side.

Mark, Carol, Eric & Alex
7 years ago

Our prayers are with you all. We thought the world of your Dad. I will always remember how much he loved a good party…dancing at your house!

millie
7 years ago

Papi,

You can see from heaven what has been going on since you left us. Pray on my behalf daddy. Today marks two years and the pain is still as raw as the day you, mom, and Joey left us. You are dearly missed in all ways. I don’t have long stories to tell, you know what is in my heart. Until we see each other again, you and mom keep singing and playing guitar with Joey doing backup.

Your loving daughter

Millie

Monin Marrero
7 years ago

Para mi querido tio fuiste el tio mas carinoso que tuve y el mas lindo de los tios. Nunca te vamos a olvidar te recordaremos siempre y estaras en nuestros corazones. Tu muniquita nunca te olvida vina.

Herb
7 years ago

Please accept Doris and mine deepest condolences. He was a kind and wonderful person. May God and the Angels open their arms and welcome him to eternal happiness.

Millie Medina Robles
7 years ago

Querido Padre,

Today would have been your 86th birthday. I remember when I brought you a cupcake with a candle last year to celebrate your 85th birthday. You were unresponsive until I started to cry and you told me not to cry because it hurt your heart. I tried to keep my emotions in check , but you were able to see right through me. Yesterday as I was leaving church there was a man in front of me wearing the shirts you loved to wear , gray hair , and your walk. I almost reached out to grab him , thinking it was you. As it turned out , it was the gentleman who spoke at mommy’s funeral. I took it as a sign that you were near. My heart burst and my tears flowed. It is hard to believe that I no longer have you , mom, and Joey. Soon it will be a year that you departed this earth. My heart is empty but knowing that you trusted me to care for you in your last days fills me with hope to continue. God graciously allowed me to be with you and mom as he took you both to heaven. I couldn’t be more grateful for that. God knew what he was doing when he took you first to prepare for Joey’s arrival. We are now 4 and seems so hard to believe. I keep the faith that you and mom taught us and I know I will see you again. Daddy, look over us from above and help us through our Lord to keep us safe and on the right path. We love and miss you both so very much. Your loving daugter ,

Milagrito

RamonMonchitoMaldonado & Family
7 years ago

Raymond was an exceptional family

friend,father and husband.It’s very

hard to accept the loss of such great

pillar of family values.

Your tremendous disposition will be missed.Accept our prayers and condolences.

Judy Drago
7 years ago

Signore Medina,

Though I never knew you, I heard many wonderful stories about you from your beloved daughter, Elisa. The strength, love, and beauty that surrounds her soul is a testament to all that you taught her in life. The world lost you when Christ called you home, and it is there were your destiny will never end. May you reside in peace forever in His loving embrace, and may your family find strength in the knowledge that your passing marks a mere transition from the earthly duties Christ initially set for you. In time, your loved ones will also return to the Kingdom on High and to your loving embrace.

Iris Giove
7 years ago

So sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to family and friends.

Vivian Harvey
7 years ago

Sorry to hear of your loss. May your many memories sustain in the days to come. I pray to God that you will be comforted with his love

and peace. I want you to know that you are in my thoughts & prayers @ this time. Be blessed

With love, Vivian Harvey, Providence Road

Manny, Lourdes, Amanda, David, Maddy and Cathy Mendez
7 years ago

The picture of my uncle Muncho is forever imprinted in my mind. His dark hair and mustache, his smile and his words. As a child I cherished his warm words to me. As an adult I saw myself get older but my uncle still looked the same in my mind. He didn’t seem to age. I still cherished his smile and his words to me. His kindness was un-matched. The last time I saw him he was helping me cut branches from my parents yard joking on the best way to do it. He seemed no older than I was. I loved watching him and my Dad play “El cuatro.” Once they got started you couldn’t get them to stop. These are memories that will forever live in my mind as He will in my thoughts and in my heart. I and “We” will miss him terribly. Our thoughts are with you and the family.

God has given him the peace he so much deserves. God Bless.

Liz, John, and Christopher Dowling
7 years ago

This is still so very hard to believe. Our love and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult and very sad time. We were very blessed to have known your Dad and shared so many good times with him and your Mom. We loved them both very dearly. Your Dad never met a stranger,everybody was always family. We are going to miss him alot. There better be lottery tickets in heaven.

Evelyn/Luisa and family
7 years ago

To Millie, family and Friends although it is hard to endure the pain of having to let go of your dad keep in mind all the great moments and good laugher. My mother remembers a video of Ramon playing his guitar and singing with so much joy, this last Christmas in Puerto Rico where he also had so many happy moments, Now he is with his beloved Wife in heaven with no more pain and he will now be a wonderful Guaridian Angel for you and your sister Lisa and the rest of the family. He was a proud man who knew in every sense the word the importances of the word “Famiia” and will leave this to his daughters to carry on in his name. luv all of You, Your cousin EVE

Ed and Miriam Camacho
7 years ago

To my dear cousins,

We have many fond memories of our dads enjoying themselves through their music. We will miss Tio, our condolences to you and your families as well as to ourselves as we say goodbye to someone we all love.

Myra & Eddie Medina
7 years ago

To our

Beloloved cousin Millie, Elisa & Family,

We are sorry for the loss of your loved one. Both you & your families

are in our prayers. May God bless you all with the strength and the comfort of knowing your Dad will be watching over you & the family.

Our deepest heartfelt sympathy,

Love always, Myra & Eddie Medina

Angela and Marty
7 years ago

To our dear friends,

We remember Dad and you with the greatest love.

May he rest in peace with all of the saints and angels, and may you all know peace.

Angela and Marty

GUILLERMO & ELIZABETH VILLANUEVA
7 years ago

WE WILL MISS MY UNCLE MONCHO VERY MUCH. WE HAD THE LOVE TO BE WITH HIM THIS SUMMER WITH THE FAMILY I KNOW HE IS WITH MY MOM AND FAMILY WITH GOD. MY LOVE,RESPECT AND SADNESS GO WITH THE FAMILY. GOD BLESS

Liz Medina Alm
7 years ago

We will miss our tio Moncho’s big smile and loving heart very much. I am sure that Grandma Lydia is welcoming him with open arms.

With much love,

Liz, Charlie, Layla, Antonia & Cecilia Alm

Joanne and Alan LaBeouf
7 years ago

We would like to express our sympathy to the Medina family on the loss of Mr. Medina. You all are in our prayers. Joanne and Alan LaBeouf Work with Elisa

Irma Torres
7 years ago

You will be missed.

Remembering you always with all our love,

Irma and Margarita