Date of Birth: January 19, 1950
Date of Death: April 21, 2022
Enrique "Ricky" Ramon Albert Velez, 72, peacefully joined our Creator on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at his home in Phoenix, AZ surrounded by his children and wife of 36 years. Ricky was born on January 19, 1950 in Manila, Philippines. He was the fourth of nine children of Amador and Lourdes Velez. He had four brothers, Carlos, Mariano, Jose, and Eduardo, and three sisters, Cristina, Socorro, Remedios, and Milagros. Ricky is survived by his loving wife, Farah; his children Maryanne, Vanessa, Valerie, Vincent, and Vicktor; his grandchildren Daphne, Cyrus, Sora, Mateo, Adam, and Brandt. He was preceded in death by his son, Rico. Ricky was a man of great integrity with a sense of humor and a generous heart. The simplest pleasures in life brought joy to Ricky. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, giving them their first taste of ice cream and Coca-Cola, playing cards, boardgames, and mahjong.
A funeral mass is scheduled for 10:30 AM on May 6, 2022 at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Parish on W Coral Gables and 3rd Avenue in Phoenix, AZ.