DR. AUGUSTO PATRICIO GUECO RAMOS, JR.
MARCH 13, 1954 – MARCH 30, 2021
Dr. Augusto Patricio Gueco Ramos, Jr., 67, entered into God’s heavenly garden on March 30, 2021, after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loving family at his side.
Dr. Augusto Patricio Gueco Ramos, Jr., was born in Manila, Philippines on March 13, 1954. He grew up in Manila and attended the Ateneo de Manila University from grade school through college. As he desired to continue his father’s legacy as a Surgical Pathologist, he went to medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, graduating in 1979. He also was a member and an officer of Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical School Fraternity. Thereafter, he migrated to the United States and pursued his residency training in Anatomic Pathology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Continuing his training, he completed his residency in Clinical Pathology at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. Afterward, he pursued his fellowship training in Surgical Pathology at Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He subsequently joined the United States Army and served the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C., where he worked with internationally renowned pathologists and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his achievements in the field of Pathology. After 10 years in the Army, he resigned his commission as Lieutenant Colonel and moved to Laredo, Texas in 1998. There, he joined Mercy Hospital, now Laredo Medical Center, as Medical Director of the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Laboratory. As a member of the Laredo Gateway Rotary Club, he received recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International. He was fervently dedicated to his medical profession and served the Laredo community with compassion for nearly 25 years until his passing. Ultimately, he devoted his life and love to his family and God, cherishing any and all the time he had with them. He enjoyed weekly bible studies with his fellow physician colleagues and church community, and joyfully shared the gospel at any chance he could to anyone he encountered. He shared a steadfast life with his wife and successfully raised two children in medicine, all of whom he loved dearly. Augusto was a one-of-a-kind husband, father, son, brother, uncle, colleague, friend, and physician. He will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to know him.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Dr. Augusto Julian Ramos, Sr., and Adoracion Gueco Ramos.
Left to cherish his memory are his beloved and faithful wife of 35 years, Gracita Gerona Ramos; children Dr. Christine Louise Ramos Camacho (Dr. Rene Ricardo Camacho) and Auguste Julian Ramos; siblings Victor Ramos (Nenita), Louis Ramos (Excella), Virginia Ramos Arias (Manolito), Cecilia Ramos de Jesus (Jose Maria), Dr. Asuncion Ramos-Soriano (Dr. Ramon Soriano), and Evelyn Ramos Cura (Erwin); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, beloved relatives, and the many friends he made along the way.
The family will be receiving condolences on Thursday, April 8, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services (1410 Jacaman Rd.), where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 9, with the funeral procession departing at 9:40 a.m. from Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels to San Martin de Porres Catholic Church ( 1704 Sandman St., Laredo) for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. to be celebrated by Rev. Msgr. Alex Salazar.
Immediately after Mass, the funeral procession will depart for the Rite of Committal and Interment to be held at 2 p.m. at Resurrection Cemetery at Cordi-Marian in San Antonio, Texas (11624 Culebra Rd.).
Pallbearers will be Auguste Julian Ramos, Dr. Rene Camacho, Louis Ramos, Victor Ramos, Dr. Ramon Soriano, Erwin Cura, Manolito Arias, Jose Maria de Jesus, and Rommel Gerona.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Ricardo Cigarroa, Dr. Enrique Garcia, Dr. Arthur Santos, Dr. Avelino Alvarez, and Mario Mejia.
The family would like to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to Laredo Medical Center, fellow physician colleagues, hospital staff, and especially the laboratory, for all their care and concern throughout this time. They cherish all the love they have given Dr. Ramos throughout the years.
You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com .
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041; (956) 722-8850.