It is with great sadness that we announce his sudden passing on February 1, 2020. He was 70 years old. He will be lovingly remembered and desperately missed by his Mother, Lucy Ramirez, his Daughter, Stacey Gregg, Son-in-Law, Donny Gregg (Grandchildren Tiersa Gregg and D. J. Gregg), brother Anthony Ramirez (niece, Analisa Ramirez and nephew, AJ Ramirez) and his long-time companion & fiancée, Dot Jessup. He was predeceased in death by his wife, Pamela Ramirez in 1989. He was a resident of Washington Manor in San Leandro.
Fordie was born on July 28, 1949 in Denver, Colorado to Lucy and Ford Ramirez. His family relocated to California in 1956 in order to take advantage of better employment opportunities. Fordie graduated from Marina High School in 1967. Fordie worked 50 years as a Union Stagehand (I.A.T.S.E., Local No. 107, Oakland, CA). He worked at the Oakland Coliseum for most of those years, including working for Oakland A’s Baseball, Oakland Raider’s and the Golden State Warriors. Fordie cherished his daily visits with his Mom, he enjoyed staying at his Campsite in Avery and riding his Harley. He also enjoyed working in his garden. He was family oriented and enjoyed spending his time with his long time fiancée Dot Jessup.
At Fordie’s request, there will be no services. He will be interred at Lone Tree Cemetery in Hayward.
Memorial donations should be made to Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), Walnut Creek.