Visitation and Rosary
Recitation of Holy Rosary
Celebration of Life Mass
Services will Conclude
Obituary of Edwin Ramos
Edwin was just 57 years old when he passed away on Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at home after a courageous 5-year battle against cancer. He was born to Ignacio (Nacho) and Nilda Ramos on March 18, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York. Edwin spent his early years in Brooklyn and the remainder of his life in Austin, TX, with his wife Elaine.
Edwin is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Elaine Salazar; his caring brother, Hector Ramos and his wife, Andrea and their two sons Samuel and Matteo; his uncle Jose Enrique Luciano and his wife Jamina; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Loretta Mitson, Elliott Salazar, Leroy Salazar and his wife, Michelle, John Salazar and his wife, Mary Lou, Ken Salazar and his wife, Esperanza, Margaret Salazar and her husband, Marvin, and June Salazar and her husband, Ted; many nieces,nephews and cousins who adored him and many heartbroken friends.
A brilliant student always, in 1988 Edwin graduated from Queens College in New York with honors and distinction in Mathematics and Economics. After several years working at Columbia University and the New York City Department of Finance, Edwin went on to receive his MBA in Finance from the University of Michigan in 1993. He then started his career in banking in Columbus, Ohio, but his heart soon led him to Austin, Texas, where he continued in banking and later became the CFO of Uncommon Care. In 2001 he assumed the role of CFO/COO of Ampersand Art Supply, the company his wife had founded to produce painting panels for artists. Edwin devoted himself tirelessly for 18 years to this family business being the creative force behind the company’s success over the years.
Edwin’s commitment to his community was founded in his passion for justice and his belief that we are called to care for one another. Working closely with his faith community at Our Lady of Guadalupe, he helped lead and set up a summer youth employment program. In 1998 he worked closely with Austin Interfaith to help establish Capital IDEA to lift working adults out of poverty into living wage careers through education and career development in the private and public sectors. Edwin also dedicated many years working with ARA (Austin Revitalization Authority), a community organization that works on revitalization efforts in underserved communities in Austin.
Edwin will be missed by so many. He showed us humility and to treasure each other and the profound connections we have with one another. He left us with so many gifts - especially the gift of hope and love of family and friends.
Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. with Recitation of Holy Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Mission Funeral Home - South Side, 6204 S. First St., Austin, Texas.
Celebration of Life Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1206 E. 9th St., Austin, Texas. A reception will follow Mass also at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.