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Ramon G Montes

August 5, 1928 November 9, 2019
Ramon G Montes
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Ramon G. Montes, Sr. (professional engineer and former Capt. US Army Reserves), our cherished “Abu”, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2019 surrounded by loved ones. His parents, Ramon and Rosa Montes, preceded him in death. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA on August 5, 1928, Ramon attended the University of Puerto Rico College of Engineering-Mayagüez. While working as a civil engineer he met his beloved wife, Cuyín (Carmen) Garcés whom he married on February 25, 1954. He was actively involved in the numerous activities of their three children: camping, boating, academics, and more. He would take his family on frequent travels to the mainland USA to visit relatives and friends, and immerse his children in the beauty, history and landmarks of this wonderful nation he so loved.
In his professional life he was Vice-President of Operations of a well-known and respected construction firm in the Caribbean, until he retired in 1989. After his retirement he and Carmen initially relocated to North Carolina, and subsequently to South Carolina, where they became active members of the YMCA. They were parishioners of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in NC and St. Philip Neri in SC.
Ramon treasured his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and felt great pride in their accomplishments. He is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Carmen, two sons and one daughter, eight adoring grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren: Dr. Ramon G. Montes Jr., spouse Lizzy and their sons Daniel (wife Melissa), David and Darren (wife Jalena); Dr. William H. Montes and his sons Gabriel (wife Jamie), Jeffrey (wife Danae) and Alex; and Mrs. Darlene Montes-Hegel, spouse Kevin, and their son Francis (wife Alexandra and their two children, Elias and Olivia) and daughter Kristen Marie. Ramon is also survived by his loving sister Sun Montes-Lugo and her family. We will always cherish the years we had with Abu and remember his quiet and strong presence, his unfailing love and devotion for his wife and family, and his wit and wonderful sense of humor. We love you, Abu, and will miss you with all of our hearts!

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Alley Cat Allies (https://www.alleycat.org). Abu was a cat lover and advocated for the humane treatment of all animals.


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