May 18, 1939 – January 26, 2023
Our dearest Father, Husband and Grampa, Ramon Jesus Algarin passed away on January 26th, 2023, at home, he was 83. Our dad was born May 18th, 1939, in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico and moved to New York City at about the age of 11. He grew up in Long Island and Brooklyn, New York and at 18 he enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served his country for more than 20 years and is a Vietnam War Veteran. He and his family were stationed in many cities and states, Tampa, Fl., Valdosta, Ga., Biloxi, MS., Topeka, KS., Rantoul, IL., Ft. Walton Beach, FL., to name a few and made many friends along the way. Our Dad retired in 1979 from the Air Force and Ray moved his family back to Topeka, Kansas and then to Auburn, Kansas where he resided for the last 40+ years.
Ray was married to our dear Mother, Esther M. Smith Algarin of Eskridge for more than 40 years, Ray was preceded in death by his loving wife and incredible mother, Esther and a beautiful loving granddaughter Lyndzi.
Ray is survived by his daughters, Cherylene Algarin, Port Charlotte Fl., Terry Algarin, Topeka, Ks and Kelly Algarin, Auburn, KS., as well as grandchildren, Jeremy Algarin son of Terry Algarin and Alexandra Ard, daughter of Kelly Algarin and great grandchildren, Jayzin Algarin, Alina Faidley, Summer Algarin, Layla Ard and Lee Ard and many loving family members on my mother’s side of our family, Donna, Debbie, Paula, Lynette, Linda and Floyd and their families.
Ray loved tinkering in the garage, buying, fixing, and selling old cars, and the many projects he had going on at any given time. He worked for 20+ years at Northrup Grumman Postal Repair Center in Topeka, where he retired in 2017.
Our dad was loving, kind and always the comedian, he taught us so many valuable lessons in life and how to be independent and to work on our cars so we would never be stranded, our parents were so incredibly awesome, we wouldn’t change a single thing about our upbringing, we got to see and do many exciting things as a family, and we will cherish these memories always.
Our Dad will be greatly missed, we are comforted in the knowledge that he is at peace alongside our much-loved Mom, Esther and our beloved niece, Lyndzi.
At our Fathers request he will be cremated, and a Celebration of Life will be scheduled in the near future.