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Joseph V. Ramirez

Joseph “Joe” V. Ramirez died Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at his home in Holland PA. Joe was a 55-year resident of Northampton Twp. and would have celebrated his 96th birthday later this month.

Joe was the beloved husband of Hertha P. Ramirez and shared 43 years of marriage.

Born in Philadelphia, Joe was the son of the late Jose A. and Helen Lavelle Ramirez. He was married to the late Rita Ramirez for 24 years and they had 6 children. He was the brother of the late Jack Ramirez and Toni Hogan.

Joe grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Northeast Catholic High School. He went on to serve in the Army and achieved the rank of Master Sargent. As a WW II Veteran he took part in the D-Day operation. After being honorably discharged, Joe enjoyed a long career in sales. He worked with his friend Jack Metzger at Pyco Industries for more than 60 years. At the young age of 90, Joe finally retired. Joe loved to play tennis and golf with his wife and children. He tried very hard, but had little success making his boys better golfers.

Joe will be missed dearly by his wife Hertha and his nine children, Diane Clemons (Terry), Bobby Ramirez (Darlene), Bill Ramirez (Cynthia), Elaine Hart, Rita Ramirez, Joe Ramirez (Valerie), Martin McDonough (Joanne), David McDonough and Maureen Szogas (Eric); and his siblings, Jimie Ramirez (Cass) and Jeri Ramirez; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be held at 12:00pm on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Relatives and friends are invited to greet Joe’s family at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Road, Holland, PA 18966, from 11:00 a.m. until his Funeral Mass at 12:00 noon. Private interment will follow at St. Andrew’s Cemetery in Newtown, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) at PO Box 37920 in Boone, IA 50037-0920 or at; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place in Memphis, TN 38105 or at


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Service/Memorial Information
  • Morning Visitation

    Thursday, June 10th, 2021
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    St. Bede The Venerable Church
    1071 Holland Road
    Holland, PA 18966

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, June 10th, 2021
    12:00 PM

    St. Bede The Venerable Church
    1071 Holland Road
    Holland, PA 18966

  • Interment Will Be Private

    St. Andrew Cemetery
    133 Sycamore Street
    Newtown, PA 18940

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