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Rosendo Ramos
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Rosendo Alicea-Ramos, 87, died on Thursday, Jan. 19 at the home of his grandson Brian Mendez in Tracy, CA.

He was born on Aug. 30, 1924 in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico and had been a resident of Riverbank since 1989.

During his life he lived in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico; Detroit Michigan; and the central valley of California. He was an esteemed chef who worked locally at the Stockton Inn, The Stockton Airport, and The Winery in Escalon. He loved to cook for others and to dance. He and his wife of 42 years Eloise were known to clear the floor with cumbias, mambos, mambas, sambas and more. He dearly loved his family and was a passionate and strong man. He spent time with the family camping and at home around the barbeque.

He suffered seven strokes over a few years and was cared for at home by his wife for 10 years. Later he spent six years at Riverbank Nursing Center. His last three weeks were spent at home with his family under hospice care. He will be sorely missed.

Survivors include his loving wife, Eloise Ramos of Riverbank; stepson, Gilbert Mendez, of Stockton; grandchildren, Brian Mendez of Tracy, Joseph Mendez of Pensacola Florida, Gilbert Mendez of Salinas, and Malinda Lasiter of Modesto; siblings Teresa Alicea Cuevas, Candita Alicea Flores, and Roberto Alicea of Detroit, Michigan; Irma, Felicite, Genoveva, Fermin, Margarita, Luz Maria, Maria S., Lourdes, Beno, Bienvenido, Luis Felipe, and Mildred Alicea of Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico; and seven great grandchildren.

Services were Jan. 27 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Interment followed at St. John's Catholic Cemetery directly behind the church.

Arrangements by Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon,

The Riverbank (Calif.) News

Feb. 1, 2012