Natomas Bids Farewell To Neighborhood Volunteer


Natomas community activist Gilberto “Gil” Ramirez Jr. died last week of complications from pancreatic cancer. Mr. Ramirez was active for many years in the Gardenland/Northgate Neighborhood Association, a longtime supporter of the Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center, and served tirelessly on many city and community boards and committees. He recently volunteered at the Natomas Rose Garden benefit concert and Celebrate Natomas! community festival.
Earlier this year, Mr. Ramirez was honored for his community contributions and awarded the Natomas Community Leadership Award which he dedicated to his wife of 50 years, Lucy, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his sons, grandchildren and great-granddaughter.
“Mr. Ramirez is lovingly remembered for his years of community service to Natomas. He was a wonderful husband and father. He gave freely to the community and had a love of life that impacted all who knew him. He will be missed by many.”
-Noel Martin, President
Natomas Chamber of Commerce

“Gil was a gentleman with a kind spirit. He was dedicated to his family and the community and was loved by all. We lost another very fine person.
-Rose Tribolet

“He was well respected and loved in the community and this is a loss for us.”
-Linn Hom

“He will be missed as was Lucy, his wife. Both dedicated themselves to our community and deserve a place in our hearts and a thanks for setting an example of what a good citizen is.”
-Dennis Spear, Publisher
& Creative Director N magazine
A Rosary for Mr. Ramirez is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at St. Joseph’s Church, 1717 El Monte, in North Sacramento. A funeral is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday.


  1. Gil has always been engaged and interested in what’s going in his neighborhood and community – he’s been a great person to learn from and I have truly enjoyed being one of the lucky ones who got to work with him. Thanks for all your hard work, Gil! Although I am sad, I am so happy that you are with your Lucy now.

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