Cover photo for Juan F. Ramos Jr.'s Obituary
Juan F. Ramos Jr. Profile Photo
1951 Juan 2023

Juan F. Ramos Jr.

August 15, 1951 — July 22, 2023

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Juan F. Ramos, Jr., a former City Councilman and trailblazing Puerto Rican activist, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 22, 2023 from Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 71.

Juan Ramos served on Philadelphia City Council as an At Large Member from 2004 to 2008. A true servant-leader, Juan was one of Philadelphia’s earliest “home-grown” Puerto Rican activists and leaders and a founder of institutions that proved timely and critical to the Latino community history in Philadelphia, including the Philadelphia Chapter of the Young Lords, the Puerto Rican Alliance, and Centro Pedro Claver.

Juan was an ordained Catholic Deacon, a member of Laborers’ Local 332, a reliable ally, a generous neighbor, and had unwavering faith in the potential of Philadelphia, its people, its athletes and even its professional sports teams.  He is survived by his wife, Ana Sostre-Ramos, daughters Alicia Ruiz and Anita Ramos, son Andres Ramos-Cuadrado, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and four siblings (Elsa Ramos, Gladys Ramos-Colon, Jose Ramos, and Pedro Ramos).

We’re pleased to share this Inquirer Obituary about Juan, which was published online on July 24, 2023. 'Vanguard of civil rights for Latinos': Juan Ramos, former Philly city councilmember, dies at 71 (inquirer.com)

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Juan F. Ramos Jr., please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, July 31, 2023

9:30am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

1019 North 5th Street, Philadelpia, PA 19123

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Mass

Monday, July 31, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

1019 North 5th Street, Philadelpia, PA 19123

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

Monday, July 31, 2023

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 616

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree