June 22, 1967 ~ December 29, 2002
Ramos, Marco a lifetime resident of Redondo Beach lost his battle with brain cancer on Sunday. Marco was 35. He attended South High School, Hermosa Valley Junior High School and graduated from Mira Costa High School in 1985. After graduating from Mira Costa, Marco drove ambulances for local carriers and worked two years in the emergency room at Daniel Freeman Hospital in Inglewood. Marco completed the CERT program with the Redondo Beach Fire Deparment, which helps assist firefighters in the event of a natural disaster or a catastrophic event. Marco went on to graduate from the Rio Honda Police Academy where he became a City Officer for the City of Lawndale. Marco is survived by his wife Diana, Children Nathan 13, Amanda 5, Sophia 4, his brother Chris and mother Mary. Visitation will be Friday, January 3, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at White and Day's Manhattan Mortuary, 3215 Sepulveda Blvd. in Manhattan Beach with Rosary Services beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Mortuary Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 4, at 11:00 A.M. at American Martyrs Catholic Church, 624 15 Street in Manhattan Beach. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA. To send the family a message, share a memory or for directions to services please go to our website www.LA f u n e r a l . c o m. In lieu of flowers Marco's last wish was that donations be made in his memory for the following nonprofit organizations. National Brain Tumor Foundation 414 30th Street Ste. 700, Oakland Ca 94612-2603 www.braintumor.org or UCSF Foundation Cancer Resource Center P.O. Box 45339, San Francisco, Ca 94145-0339 Http://cc.ucsf.edu
The Ramos Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy for the passing of Marco. May the Almighty Lord grant you all comfort, peace and strenght to live through this period. Diana, you have always been strong, may the Lord continue to give you more strenght and courage to continue your life journey. Marco, REST IN PEACE. Elizabeth & Family.
Dear Ramos Family, Please accept my deepest sympathies for the passing of your son, husband, brother, father and my nephew and Godson, Marco. I wish we could have been closer to him all these years but, in my heart, Marco, Chris and Alicia have always been there. I know he is in Heaven with my brother Abraham and Alicia. Despite the estrangement that happened in the family years ago, my love for you has always survived. I love you all and miss you very much. Although I wish I could have attended the services to pay my respects, on this day of your funeral, you are especially in my prayers and in my heart. To Marcoâ€™s wife Diana and children and Chris and Babe, please accept my deepest condolences. I hope one day we can all unite once again as family and share the memories of Marco, Alicia and Abraham. Babe and Chris, I feel your pain. Please have faith and God will give you the strength to get through this hurt. You both have suffered enough already. With all my love, Elvira and family
My name is Amanda ramos and I was Marcos daughter. I have no idea if you will see this message, but I would love to get to know more about my dad since I was so young when he passed.
Diana, You and your kids are in my prayers, may god give you all the strength to get throught these trying times. love, hilda and family
Diana, Im sorry to here about your loss. I wish you and your children strength during the difficult time.
For our \’Big Dog\’…. We will never forget you Marco. You will never know what you meant to each and every one of us. Until we all meet up again… Love, Your MSD Family
At times like these it can become hard to understand why people are taken from us way too soon. It is at these times that we must turn to our faith and realize that there is always a greater plan for all of us. For those of us who had the opportunity to work with and get to know Marco, it is without a doubt, that he is in a better place. Marco was a very strong and proud individual who never sought to make excuses or blame anybody or anything for the situation that presented itself to him. “If we could see beyond today As God can see; If all the clouds should roll away, The shadows flee; Oâ€™er present griefs we would not fret. Each sorrow we would soon forget, For many joys are waiting yet For you and me. If we could know beyond today As God does know, Why dearest treasures pass away And tears must flow; And why the darkness leads to light, Why dreary paths will soon grow bright; Some day lifeâ€™s wrongs will be made right, Faith tells us so. â€œIf we could see, if we could know,â€ We often say, But God in love a veil does throw Across our way; We cannot see what lies before, And so we cling to Him the more, He leads us till this life is oâ€™er; Trust and obey” I hope this passage can provide some comfort to a family which has been taken to their limits and perhaps beyond. Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family in this time of grieving. Until that day when we will all come together, once again, for those of you who knew Marco, he will be keeping everything and everyone in order until that time arrives. Many Blessings and Much Love, Brad Summers & Mary Langford
Very sorry to hear about Marco\’s passing. The world was a better place with him in it. I\’ve never met a kinder person. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. One of the fondest memories I have, which may sound silly, but it ment a lot to me; In 1993 I had a serious skiing accident at Mammoth Mountain that required surgery. I was hospitalized in Mammoth then was flown in an air ambulance down to LA for the surgery to be performed. Marco was working for an ambulance company at the time and heard about my plight. Well, he took it upon himself to find out when I was arriving at LAX and arranged to pick me up personally along with his partner. I was alone in the Mammoth hospital for 2 days because a snow storm had held up my departure and my brother and friends who were with me had all left to drive back to LA. I had not expected to have Marco pick me up, but his was the first friendly face I saw when I arrived in LA. This memory of mine really speaks to the good hearted and kind person that Marco always was. God Bless you Marco.
You will be missed.I won\’t have anyone to get on me.My deepest sympathy to my sister Diana,and Mom Mary Ramos.I love you both.And to my Nieces and Nephew.I love you all.
Dear Diana, Please accept my sympathy in the loss of your beloved husband, Marco. I know this was a very long struggle for the both of you but keep in mind that you stood by him all the way til the end and there is nothing more that could have been asked of you. Love, Mija from 8 Tower 7p-7a
DIANA MAY GOD BESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN YOUR TIME OF NEED. MAY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY STAY CLOSE TO GOD. (SMILE) GOD LOVES YOU
Hello please except my sympathies to your family. Although I don\’t know your loved one I would like to express my thanks to your family also. You see my father passed on Dec. 30, 2002 of brain cancer also and the information I got from the paper really helped about the NBTF. It was a great help. I wish I would have found this site sooner Thankyou again and my prayers are with your family Thank you, Julie
May the Love of Christ touch The Ramos Family . Marco was truly a joy to work with and pray with, He just got to our saviour first until I see him in Heaven Love Thomas…