Dr. Ramon Ramos, 70, of Savannah, Georgia and husband of Paige Brooks Ramos, died Friday morning, February 19, 2021, at Memorial University Medical Center.
Born in Manhattan, New York, on February 5, 1951, he was a son of Blanca Gelida Moreno Lopez and the late Ramon Ramos Amador. Dr. Ramos was of the Catholic faith. He attended medical school at the Universidad Central Del Este in the Dominican Republic and obtained his medical doctorate degree (M.D.) from Escuela Medicina San Juan in Bautista, Puerto Rico in 1980.
His Internship and Residency in Pediatrics took place at Jacksonville University Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida from 1980-1983. Dr. Ramos performed a Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonary Disease at the Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA) from 1983-1984 followed by a Fellowship in Ambulatory Pediatrics at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia from 1984-1986.
In 1987, he worked for two years as Fellow Attending in the Pediatric Department and Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Medical Center. In 1989 and 1990, Dr. Ramos was in private practice in Santurce, Puerto Rico specializing in pediatrics and pulmonary medicine. During that same two-year period, he also served as the Attending Physician for the Pediatric Department at Bayamon Regional Hospital in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Returning to Savannah, Georgia in 1990, Dr. Ramos served an additional year as the Attending Physician for the Pediatric Emergency Room when it first opened at Memorial University Medical Center.
In 1991, Dr. Ramos opened his private practice in General Pediatrics and Pulmonary Disease that remains in operation today. He knew from an early age that he wanted to be a pediatrician and he was respected for always allowing parents to advocate for the best treatment for their children. Dr. Ramos enjoyed his ability to help children and their families, and will be remembered for the love, kindness, and care shown to them. His integrative approach to medicine truly made him one of a kind.
Most important to him was his love of his family and the enjoyment he had spending time with them.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Yamil Ramos, and a brother, Edgar Ramos.
Surviving are his wife, Paige Brooks Ramos; his children, Dr. Christina Maria Ramos, Eric Omar Ramos (Amanda), Brooke E. Sandefur (Matthew), Alana S. Harley (Maggie), Christopher L. Geralds, and Thomas K. Marshall; five grandchildren, Giselle, Cannon, Eric, Lourdes and Story; his mother, Blanca Gelida Moreno Lopez; his sister and brothers, Nectar, Elbin, Wanda and Frank “Paco”, and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 o’clock Monday, February 22, 2021, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.
The funeral service will be held at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning, February 23, 2021, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by the Very Reverend Daniel F. Firman. Private interment will be in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.