Ramón Eusebio Castro Ruz was born on October 14, 1924, and died on February 23, 2016.
He was the older brother of Fidel and Raúl Castro and a key figure of the Cuban Revolution.
As he was the eldest male sibling, Ramón continued to live at home at the onset of the revolution, looking after his parents and a generally large farm owned by the family.
This experience further encouraged an interest in agriculture which would remain a major element in Ramon’s life.
He was not active in a military role like his brothers, Ramón Castro aided in the ongoing revolution as the quartermaster for the troops of Fidel and Raúl, sending them supplies, such as weapons and victuals.
Other than furnishing supplies, he also established and maintained pipelines from the cities to the troops’ position.
Whilst utilizing his skills in both farming and engineering, Castro Ruz also manufactured an alcohol-based fuel for Cuba during a gasoline shortage.
Following the revolution, Ramón Castro fled the family farm as it became a legal property of the state.
Ramon proceeded to dedicate himself to the study of agriculture, but, was mainly responsible for many of Cuba’s agricultural initiatives since the revolution.
Ramon Castro Ruz was married and had two children.
Ramón and Oneida Castro Rodríguez, and resided in Havana.
Ramón Castro Ruz passed away at 91 yrs old.