Lorain, Ohio – Ramon Rivera, Sr.; Age 95; June 15, 1923; Ramon was predeceased by his loving wife, Monserratte. Proud grandfather of 12 grandchildren—Natalie, Suzette, Carmen, Walter, Yolanda, Sandra, Cynthia, Raquel, Rafael, Jr., Daniel, Deborah, and Sara—and 22 great grandchildren. He is survived by his daughter, Zulma Rivera, and two sons and their spouses: Ramon and Marta Rivera, and Rafael and Iris Diaz.
As a young man, Ramon came to the United States from Puerto Rico and worked in Florida as a migrant worker. Through the encouragement of friends, he moved to New York City but due to lack of work, he decided to move to Ohio where he accepted a job at the Lorain Steel Mill. He taught himself to read, write, and speak English through a correspondence course, and worked his way from floor custodian to vacation relief worker until he retired in 1978.
Ramon was a born again Christian who loved the Lord, and was a faithful member of Local Del Evangelio/ Leavitt Road Gospel Hall. He and his wife cared for the poor, sick, and those in need.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 14th, 4-8pm at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. with a funeral service the following day, Friday, March 15th, 10:00 am at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Elmwood Cemetery.