Ramon Miller Pino
Ramon's Lord and Savior called him home on Jan. 13, 2014, at the age of 98, surrounded by his family. He was born in Capitan on Nov. 12, 1915, to Bonifacio and Andrea Pino. After the death of his parents, at the age of 3, he was raised by his mother Isidora Trujillo.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Adela Pino, and by his daughter Alice; his brothers Jose and Paul Pino; and sisters Juanita Mejia, Tomasita Peralta and Carmen Sanchez.
He is survived by his children Anita Salazar (Andy), Sylvia Pino, Ramon Pino, Jr. (Mary), Elena Sanchez (David), Abraham Pino (Josie), Luis Pino, Lilly Perez (Santos) and Frank Pino.
He is also survived by 18 grandchildren Chris Pino, Monica Pino, Danny Pino, Nick Pino, Andy Salazar, Art Salazar, Armando Salazar, Marie Silva, Rose Ann Ritch, Rachael Sanchez, Jessie Sanchez, Connie Steiner, Elena Duran, Lisa Brusuelas, Julie Sanchez, Jennifer Sanchez, John Sanchez and David Pino. He has 49 great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by many friends, including his long-time friend Frank (Kiko) Portillo and many nephew and cousins.
Ramon was a U.S. Marine during World War II
serving in the South Pacific. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and belonged to the local Marine Detachment.
He was an active member of the St. Francis de Paula Church. He was one of the original men to erect the first cross at Round Mountain in 1957. He was involved in restoring the Santo Nino Church in Three Rivers and was a mayordomo.
He participated in building the Stations of the Cross at Three Rivers. He attended Mass daily and participated in Eucharistic adoration. He helped run the Bingo at the church many years ago and played the violin for the Danzantes.
Ramon always gave a helping hand and will be greatly missed.
Rosary will be recited at 9:30 am on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 by Liz Chavez at St. Frances de Paula Catholic Church in Tularosa. Mass of the Resurrection will follow the Rosary at 10 a.m. with Father Carlos Espinoza, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.
Pall bearers will be Max Salcido, Domonic Sanchez, David Pino, Jessie Sanchez, Danny Pino and Robert Sanchez. Honorary pallbearers will be all his grandchildren.
The family will greet friends at 9 a.m. at the church before the Rosary.
The Pino family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.