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BLET member killed in off-duty accident

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, April 16 — BLET member Rene Ramos, President of Division 350 in Kingsville, Texas, was killed in an automobile accident while on his way home from work on April 7, 2019. He was 50 years old.

A Union Pacific locomotive engineer, Brother Ramos held continuous membership in the BLET since August 1, 2005. According to media reports, Brother Ramos was driving home from work around 11:30 p.m. on April 7 when he was rear-ended on Interstate 37 south of San Antonio, Texas.

He is survived by his mother Jackie Mendez; daughters, Selina Ramos and Emily Ramos; son, Rene Ramos, Jr.; Grandchildren, James Ramos, Adria De La Rosa, Nathan Ramos; siblings, Sylvia (David) Ruiz, David (Linda) Ramos, Rueben (Connie) Ramos, Corinna (Tony) Lira, Nadia (David) Ramirez; several nieces, nephews and other relatives; and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16 at Coastal Bend Fellowship Church in Kingsville, with burial to follow at Chamberlain Cemetery.

“This is a terrible tragedy and a heartbreaking loss to all who knew and loved Brother Rene,” BLET National President Dennis Pierce said. “On behalf of the BLET National Division, I extend our most heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of Brother Ramos.”

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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