Ramiro (Ray) Mirelez, age 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at his daughter, Annie Tomasello’s home on Oct. 4, 2012 in Gilroy, CA.
Preceded in death by his parents, Gregorio and Maria Mirelez; son, Joey Mirelez and daughter Rachel Lozano; brother, Richard Mirelez and sister, Ellie Perez.
Survived by his wife, Maria Luisa Mirelez; children, Annie (Sal) Tomasello, Fernando Mirelez and Gloria (Frank) Guiterrez; step-son, Emilio (Cathy) Martinez; son-in-law, Daniel Lozano and daughter-in-law, Lola Rodriguez; grandchildren, Mark Tomasello, Melissa (Chip) Beardsley, Danny (Michelle) Lozano, Monique Lozano (Eric ), Fernando, Jr. (Mia) Mirelez, Cynthia Mirelez (Justin), Cristina Pinto, Selina (Pete) Salazar, Gorette (Anthony) Perez; Hugh and Morgan Martinez; great-grandchildren, Andrea, Zachary, Jacob, Jenna, Dominic, Roman, Daniel III (Baba), Hailey, Tanisha, Brianna, Amber and Isaiah. Also survived by his brother, Ernesto (Miriam) Mirelez and sisters, Lilly (John) Valdez and Esita (Santos) Montez.
He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He worked for California Canners and Growers for 42 years. After he retired he went to work for Indian Motorcycles. He was an avid loyal fan of San Francisco 49er’s and San Francisco Giants. If you could not find him at home you could find him FISHING! He cherished his yearly fishing trips on Lake Shasta with his cannery buddies.
Private services were held at his request.