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Dr. Antonio Ramos

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Dr. Antonio Ramos Obituary
Dr. Antonio Ramos, M.D. was born on November 9, 1925 in the small rural town of Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico; as the middle child of 6 children in a very humble family, he always worked to excel in school studies; and Dr. Antonio Ramos graduated from the University of Mexico City as a doctor in surgery in 1950; he entered the United States the following year; because his medical degree was not recognized in the United States, one of his first jobs was working for the Nabisco Company, where he cleaned cooking sheets, he also worked in the fields in Wisconsin picking tomatoes before he was approved for an internship at Holy Cross Hospital from 1951 to 1958; After returning to Chicago, Dr. Antonio Ramos performed another residency at Hines Veterans Hospital, which was then part of Loyola University, from 1961 to 1966; while at Hines, he received high standards for general surgery; during this time, he received a master's in science degree from the University of Illinois after being promoted to the program by his professors; and Before he finished his residency, Dr. Antonio Ramos started his own private practice on Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago; then he moved his practice to Ashland Avenue in the Lakeview neighborhood, where he spent 20 years developing his practice; during this time, he working for the Chicago Blackhawks team doctor and an active surgeon for the team; and Following his dream to help the residents of the Pilsen community, Dr. Antonio Ramos opened his clinic on 19th and Blue Island in Chicago in August of 1987, where he worked with his wife, Dr. Ana Laura Ramos, ever since; and has been an active member in the community service organizations throughout his professional life; Dr. Antonio Ramos is fondly known throughout the Pilsen community as "el doctor del barrio" (the doctor of the community). Dr. Ramos retired in 2011. Dr. Ramos is survived by his wife Ana Laura Ramos, his sons, Antonio and Jose Arturo Ramos, his daughters, Ana Maria and Angelica Ramos. A Memorial Mass will be offered for Dr. Antonio Ramos on Saturday, February 2, 2013, 11:30 a.m at the St. Pius V Church located at 19th & Ashland Ave. Arrangements entrusted to the Richard- Midway Funeral Home. 773-767-1840 or www.richardmidwayfh.com.
Published in Chicago Tribune on Feb. 1, 2013
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