Gualberto Ramos (Bert) was born in Agno, Pangasinan, Philippines on Aug, 5, 1926, to Alfonso and Anacleta Ramos and was the youngest of six children.
He joined the U.S. Navy on July 3, 1946, and had a successful career spanning 30 years, retiring as Master Chief. During his enlistment, he was assigned to the U.S.S. Eldorado, U.S.S. St. Paul and U.S.S. Coral Sea. Lastly, he was stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, where he managed the C.P.O. club.
In January 1955, he married his wife, Eufemia. They had three sons: Rodolfo, Cesar, and Mario.
As a young boy, he worked with his father tending to a farm outside Calapan, Mindoro. During that time, he developed his love for fishing, which would become his favorite pastime upon retiring from the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed traveling to the Philippines, Mexico, Israel and Hawaii with family and friends.
During his long, fulfilling life, he had remained close to his family, especially his two grandchildren, Tiana and Dayna. A dedicated man, he tirelessly strived to love and provide for his wife, children and grandchildren. With charisma and grace, he led the Filipino community as president of the Filipino-American Association of Oak Harbor from 1978-1980.
Special thanks to Hermie and Odie Sendaydiego and their family in taking care of him as his caregiver.
It is because of his love and devotion to family and friends that we express our deepest love and gratitude. This is why we celebrate and honor his life.
Surviving Bert are his sons, Rodolfo (Susan) Ramos, Cesar (Debbie) Ramos and Mario and his wife Pamela Mallari-Ramos; his grandchildren, Tiana and Dayna; and a large extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Those preceding him in death are his lovely wife Eufemia and all of his siblings.
The family suggests memorials be made to Fil-Am Association of Oak Harbor: P.O. Box 38, Oak Harbor, WA 98277.
A funeral mass will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at St. Augustine Catholic Church of Oak Harbor, followed by a reception. Military honors will follow provided under the auspices of NAS Whidbey Island Honor Guard. Private interment will proceed at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash.
Arrangements are entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor. Please visit Bert’s page in the Book of Memories online at www.wallinfuneralhome.com to share memories and leave condolences.