MERIDEN - Ruben Ramos, 57, of 71 Catlin St. died Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, at his residence. He was the husband of Gloria Werpechowski Ramos. Born in the Bronx, NY on Sept. 8, 1949, he was the son of Laura Garcia Ramos of Meriden and the late Manuel Ramos. He was an Eagle Scout and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era. He was a graduate of Teikyo Post College in Waterbury and worked as a computer technician for IBM for twenty-eight years. He was a member of the Amateur Radio Club at the American Legion in Wallingford. Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Brandie Hasabella and Ashley Ramos, both of Meriden; four brothers, Roberto Ramos of Meriden, Jose Ramos of Aquada, P.R., Inocensio Ramos and William Ramos, both of Meriden; three sisters, Laura "Maria" Rojas, Rosa Ramos and Brunilda Gomez, all of Meriden; seven grandchildren, Samantha Ramos, Manuel Ramos, Codie Ramos, Collin Ramos, Chaize Ramos, Derek Fluker and Quincy Fluker, all of Meriden; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Carmen Lydia Ramos. The funeral will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. The Rev. Will Marotti will officiate. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. If desired, contributions in Ruben's memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. Almost 30 years ago when I started my first day at IBM, one of the first people I met was Ruben. We worked together in Farmington and Hamden over the next 15 or so years. Ruben was one of the kindest persons I met at IBM. When the PC first arived, Ruben was the one who seemed to know the most about this new gadget and eventually made the switch from an administrative job to the technical support job that he loved. He was ahead of his time back then. I haven’t seen or talked with Ruben over the past few years but I will always remember him. My sincere condolences to Gloria, Brandie, Ashley and all his family.

  2. Can’t believe it’s been a month since you left us. I miss you so much Dad & there is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about you. I love you so much 🙁

  3. Daddy, I miss you so much. The Lord needed you earlier than we expected. I’m sorry I never seen you as much I would have liked. I’m sad that youll never get to walk me down the isle or see me graduate or be there for Quincy’s 1st Birthday. I wish I could just have one more day with you. Please watch over all of us, including Mommy. She’s taking it soo soo hard. 🙁 I’ll make sure Derek & Quincy know their ‘Papa’. I love you forever and always. You’ll always be in my heart. We miss you! I’ll see you one sweet day <3

  4. Dear Ruben’s family and friends, my deepest sympathies are with you. You and Ruben are in my thoughts and prayers. Ruben and I were introduced when I started working at IBM. Ruben was always happy and very friendly; he was always very kind and warm. He enjoyed the challenges and the comradery of the job. We had many a cup of coffee together, and I remember he loved his family very much and had a passion for radio. Once you met him you would never forget him. He will be missed by all.

  5. Even though We never meet in person Ruben was like a Big brother and a protector. a one person i could call any time and confide to him about anything about anything. He will be missed by so many people not only by ones that knew Him in person but there are so many that He meet online. He is in a better place and is with His dad now, rest in peace Ruben Hugs always, Nate

  6. I am a friend of Ashley’s. I just really wanted to let the family know that my thoughts and prayers are with them in this trying time. May he rest in peace.

  7. I am going to miss you a great deal from you I learned more on the care of slaves and from I have ayashan which is my love of life she is such a good slave and I know you and your slaves are together in there Master loveing arms taking care of you and you are taking care of them. You will be missed a great deal El Cid for you where a part of me and ayashan life may your pain be gone and you are at rest with your slave forever Mistress Lexy

  8. I met Ruben online over a year ago ,in those times we became close he is the most caring,loving and wonderful man there is .We spoke many time via pc and phone .I will miss you Ruben my heart feels such a loss I love you always.. my prayers and love go out to his family i know he loved them dearly .I miss you more then words can say always Nicole

  9. I only knew Ruben from talking online, but over the past year and a half that I had come to know him , he had become a very dear friend, he was one of the most giving, willing always to offer help to people that I have ever known. He always had a kind word and a sympathic ear to lend and listen to others problems. We shared many a chat online over coffee in the mornings, Ruben was a true friend. My heart goes out to his family,He was a proud father and grandfather and loved his children and grandchildren deeply….He will be sadly missed by many who had come to know him.

  10. I worked with Ruben at the I.B.M Hamden office,and became friends almost instantly. He always had a kind word to say about everyone. I remember talking about our kids. Ruben loved you all, I am sorry for your loss. He is in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. I worked with Ruben for a few years out of the Waterbury area and he has always remained in my heart. He was a very kind and helpful person and loved his family dearly.. I know he will be sadly missed by those who knew him. My heart goes out to his family.

  12. I’m Ruben’s brother on behalf of our family thank you for your kind words.IBM folks he always talked about the wonderful folks he work with and it shows Thanks.To the online people and those he played with I’m sure you brought joy and comfort to his world and for that I thank you.He is deeply miss by his Mom and brothers and sisters,thanks again. Censio

  13. It Was Good to Have Known Ruban, I Role played With Him And Had Just Sat And spoke with Him. When there Was times , I Just couldnt Figure Something out He helped the best He could And Always Advised Well He will Be Missed By Many

  14. My deepest sympathies to your family for your loss.I interfaced with Ruben when he was a parts coordinator for the branch office. He was a great person and collegue and I will miss him. My prayers are with his family and with Ruben. I am so very very sorry. May the lord keep him in the same high esteem as his IBM peers did. My heart goes out to you. Kevin

  15. my prayers are with you Sir Ruben; a kinder Man has not been born. Shoulders as wide as the prairies and a heart bigger than Texas, i am not surprised to discover You are a Veteran. my thanks for allowing me to know You and for Your guidance. i will carry You in my heart. In some, it is the power of thier memory that allows one to gain added strength; strength that is needed in the reality of the loss of One so special and loved. i will miss You Ruben.

  16. please except my heart felt sorrow for his passing. He is so greatly missed and will be remembered always.

  17. Ruben was one of the dearest men I have ever known. Always there with a kind word or a piece of encouragement, I knew I could always count on him to make me smile. His loss is such a shock but I know he lived a full life in the time allowed. He loved and was loved by so many. My deepest condolences to his family and those who will miss him as I do and will.

  18. Ruben, I truly enjoyed the many hours We spent talking. You will be missed, Never forgotten. Terry

  19. Ruben, You touched my life when I most needed it and will be missed for who You were as the One behind the screen not the character. You will be sorely missed and I give my condolences to all who found love and joy in Your presence. May they know You are still with them, beside them through this time of great sorrow. May they know that You are always beside them holding their hands guiding them down the right paths in life. May Your loved Ones know that as You are watching over them so is God and He will help them to understand His need for You. Rest in Peace My Friend.

  20. To Ruben’s Family: I worked with Ruben at IBM in Hamden for several years and would like to extend my sincere sympathy at this difficult time. Ruben was always real and I admired him for that. Keep your faith, hold your memories close, and hopefully time will help ease the pain and sorrow of his loss. (Revelation 21:3-4)

  21. What to say at this time of loss~ Ruben was and is a very special person in my life. We met online while I was in Texas a couple years ago. I then moved back to the east coast to be close to my best friend who lost her husband to cancer. During this time,Ruben and I met and spent a couple wonderful times together. He isa very great friend and my memories are cherished ones that I will hold close to my heart forever. To his family~ I send my heartfelt condolences and I wish I could be there to say goodbye properly. Signed, Jewel ~ Rubens yellow rose of Texas

  22. You touched her life when she most needed it and will be missed for who You were as the One behind the screen not the character. You will be sorely missed and she gives her condolences to all who found love and joy in Your presence. May they know You are still with them, beside them through this time of great sorrow.

  23. Your in my thoughts and in my prayers my heart goes out to all of you . A specially to Ruben Mom May god give you courage and comforter during this time My love and respect to you all Ruben’s Friend Cathy ps sorry for any words i may have missed spelled

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