Jose "Joe" Ramon Fabian

Jose "Joe" Ramon Fabian passed away on August 13, 2022, at the age of 57 after suffering from a brain hemorrhage.  Because he was a registered organ donor, at the end of his journey he was given an Honor Line by the medical staff at St. David’s hospital and his family.  He was honored for giving life to others… even after his death he left us with this gift of generosity.


He was born in Ft. Myers, Florida but most of his life in Austin, Texas.  He was the child of migrant workers and travel the southern states with his family in his early years.  He was then employed with the City of Austin for 28 years -- he loved his job.  He received the Goodwill Ambassador Award for being armed with a friendly smile, listening ears and a commitment to excellence in his job. He served as a youth leader at San Jose Church.  He also received appreciation for his involvement in the community -- his beloved Montopolis neighborhood.


His happiest times were attending the monthly family gatherings for the Family Rosary. He was the host for the most recent one and cooked the entire meal.  He was a faithful and humble servant of the Lord.  He also enjoyed our family camping trips, casino trips, vacation trips, the American Heart Walk and celebrations.  He walked everywhere and always showed up for everyone even if it meant he walking for miles.


Joe Ramon Fabian was a devoted person who made everyone he knew feel loved, safe, and supported.  He knew everyone and everything.  He was an avid Cowboys and Longhorn fan. He served as a father figure to several young nephews and nieces.  His phone calls, crazy comments, and caring nature will be missed immensely.  He will be forever in our hearts and we are thankful and blessed for the years we had with him.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Gregorio Montes and Trinidad Gonzales Fabian; sister, Reyecita; brothers, Bernardo, Santiago, Jose (Joseph) and Ricardo Fabian, Sr.


During the span of his lifetime, he found strength, courage, support from his entire family. Left to cherish his memory are his brothers, Salvador Fabian (Maria), Pedro Fabian, Santiago Fabian (Annie); sisters, Theresa Cruz (Jose), Manuela Escalante (Steven), Mary Ann Schmidt (Stephen), Andrea Hagan (George), Amelia Fabian, Sara Ruiz, and Gloria Marie Flores (Miguel); sisters-in-law, Gloria Trejo Fabian and Trini De La Cruz Fabian, and their families.


The family would like to express it’s sincere thanks to the entire St. David’s medical staff and the medical staff from Texas Organ Sharing Alliance who supported Joe Ramon and family during this period. Also, thank you to family members and friends for their prayers, love, and generosity.


Serving as pallbearers will be Ricardo Fabian Jr., Mario Fabian, John Michael Ontiveros, Jr., Daniel Ontiveros, Troy Luna, Alejandro Ruiz, Gil Flores and Angel Ortiz. Honorary pallbearer will be Abraham Ortiz, Jr.


Visitation will be on Friday, August 19 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Recitation of Holy Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Mission Funeral Home, 6204 S. First Street, Austin, Texas.  


Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at San Jose Catholic Church, 2435 Oak Crest Avenue, with Father Jairo Sandoval-Pliego officiating.   Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery, 3650 S. IH 35 Frontage Rd., Austin, Texas.


Rosary will be live-streamed to allow those unable to attend to participate.  Follow link to Facebook Live Mission - South Side

Mass will be live-streamed to allow those unable to attend to participate.  Follow link to Facebook Live San Jose Catholic Church


Forever remember him for living a life of serving others and giving of himself to others.