Ronald (Ron) A. Ramirez passed away peacefully with his wife by his side in his home in Ferdinand, Indiana on November 22, 2023 at the age of 63 after a long battle with cancer. He was born on April 16, 1960 to Mary (Alvey) and David Ramirez in Kansas City, Missouri.
Ron is survived by his loving wife Debbie (Recker) Ramirez. Ron has two daughters: Kandi (Jason) Tyson and Angela Ramirez and three grandchildren: Lucy Tyson, Mason Kirby, and Hunter Kirby. Ron also has a stepdaughter: Erica (Lucas) Simpson Homburg. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Ron obtained an associate degree in information technology. He worked as an IT specialist for many years until his recent retirement.
When Ron asked Debbie to marry him, the proposal came with a special clause: If you say yes to adding me in your life, you are also saying yes to my radio collection! Together they created a cozy mid-century home filled with Ron’s collection of antique radios, furniture, and décor of the 1950s and 1960s. Ron was known as “Mr. Philco” all over the country because of his thorough knowledge of Philco radios. He published two books about them and was well known and respected by other radio collectors around the world. He started the Philco Radio website (www.philcoradio.com), official Facebook group titled “Philco Radio Enthusiasts,” and he maintained a blog called “Ron’s Radios.”
Ron was a quiet man with a witty sense of humor. He looked forward to springtime and seeing the daffodils blooming. His loyal cat, Viktor, was always by his side. Ron will be missed, but he leaves behind a legacy.
A celebration of Ron’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dubois County Humane Society (www.duboiscountyhumane.org).