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Dr. Keith Anthony Ramos

February 21, 1968 — June 5, 2023

Dr. Keith Anthony Ramos

 

McAllen - Dr. Keith Anthony Ramos, a renowned nephrologist and dedicated family man, passed away on June 5, 2023, in McAllen, Texas, at the age of 55, due to a heart attack. Born on February 21, 1968, in the Bronx, New York, Keith was adopted into a loving family from Puerto Rico, where he grew up surrounded by the beauty of the beach. When he was younger, he had a passion for cockfighting and a love for volleyball, but it was his kindness, perseverance, and vast knowledge in the medical field that left a lasting impact on those he encountered.

Keith’s went to Escuela Superior Fernando Suria Chavez in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico where he were really admired and respected for his perseverance. Keith's thirst for knowledge and his determination to help others led him on a journey through higher education. He began his studies at la Universidad de Puerto Rico and the Universidad Central del Caribe, where he completed his medical school training. Afterward, he pursued a residency in Internal Medicine, further sharpening his skills and broadening his expertise. His desire to specialize in nephrology, the study of kidney diseases, led him to the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Puerto Rico, where he gained specialized knowledge in this field.

Almost two decades ago, Keith and his family made the decision to settle in McAllen, Texas. There, he and his wife started the Kidney Doctors of South Texas practice, specializing in kidney care. Keith's dedication and passion for his work earned him immense respect from both colleagues and patients. He was recognized for his ability to connect with people on a personal level, providing comfort and reassurance during challenging times.

In addition to his medical career, Keith served his country as a Captain in the United States Army Medical Field, exemplifying his patriotism and sense of duty. His commitment to serving others was an inspiration to all who knew him, and his service to his country filled him with great pride.

Outside of his professional life, Keith was a loving husband to his wife for 30 years, Zoraly Nuñez, and a devoted father to his son, Keith Anthony Ramos Jr. His family brought him immeasurable joy, and he cherished every moment spent with them. Keith's siblings, Millie and Carmen Ramos, held a significant place in his life as well. Despite the distance, he maintained a strong bond with his nephews, Jesse, Alphy, and Jason.

In his leisure time, Keith indulged in his passion for numismatics, collecting coins since the tender age of 4. This hobby allowed him to explore his analytical side and brought him a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. Salsa music was another of his passions, with artists like Hector Lavoe and Ruben Blades capturing his heart. Keith's love for music extended to playing the conga, and his infectious enthusiasm and skill enlivened any gathering.

Dr. Keith Anthony Ramos will be remembered for his unwavering dedication to his profession, his love for his family, and his zest for life. His kindness and warmth touched the lives of many, and his legacy will endure through the countless lives he impacted. When he was asked by a local newspaper, “How would you like to be remembered when you leave this earth? “Well, that I was a hard working and caring physician.” His memory will forever be cherished, and his absence will be deeply felt by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

A gathering of family and friends will be Sunday, June 11, 2023 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a memorial talk at 6:30 pm at Legacy Chapels, 4610 South Jackson Road in Edinburg. Celebration of Life service will be at 9:30 am on Monday, June 12, 2023 at Legacy Chapels in Edinburg. Interment will follow at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery with full Military Honors under the auspices of VFW Post 8788 of McAllen. 

Funeral Service are under the direction of Rivera Funeral Home-McAllen and Legacy Chapels-Edinburg.

  

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Sunday, June 11, 2023

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Sunday, June 11, 2023

6:30 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Monday, June 12, 2023

9:30 - 10:00 am (Central time)

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Interment

Monday, June 12, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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2520 Inspiration Rd, Mission, TX 78572

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