Judge Abe Ramirez, San Antonio, passed away last Saturday, September 20, 2013. He served as a 2nd Lt in the Army during the Korean War from 1951-53. Judge Ramirez, a former member of the American GI Forum in Houston was one of the three founders for the Houston Latino Learning Center. The Latino Learning Center is a non-profit organization that teaches electrical and air conditioning courses, English as a second language, home buying program, a program for seniors and two senior housing projects. He also served as National Vice-President for the Southwest of LUAC. In Houston, he served ten years as a judge of the Municipal Court and was Assistant Chief Deputy in the office of the District Clerk before moving to San Antonio.
In San Antonio, he had served in the Municipal Court over 6 years before he retired. Among his endeavors he was part of the team from LULAC Council #60 in Houston which went to Washington, D.C. and was able to get funds for the "School of the 400" which later became the Headstart Program.
He is survived by his wife, Celia Ramirez; daughter, Sandra R. Murphy and husband Bob; grandsons, John Arismendez and wife Michelle, Joseph Neari and Jacob Neari; great grandchildren, Amora, Gavin and Christian Arismendez; brother, Ramiro Ramirez and wife Oralia and numerous nieces and nephews.
The American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Commander, John Martinez, The Board of Directors and members throughout the state, during this time of bereavement, join in prayer, extending their condolences with deepest sympathy to the Ramirez Family.