John “Jack” Ramsey, 86 of Baldwinsville, NY passed away at Mercy House in Endicott, NY on Wednesday, June 5th.
Jack was a graduate of Dryden High School and also attended Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA. Jack later graduated from Spring Garden Institute for automotive repair and was an independent garage owner in Port Providence, PA. He served in the Merchant Marines and was in the Army Presidential Honor Guard during the Korean War from 1953 until 1955. Jack married Viola “Vi” Watterson in 1956. Vi preceded him in death; they were married for 58 years. Jack moved to the Syracuse area in 1973 and sold ambulances for many years. He was a member of the Fulton Reformed Presbyterian Church.
Jack is survived by 1 sister, Lois Gross, 2 children, Kimberly “K.J.” (Douglas) Chamberlain and Bill (Jessi) Ramsey; 2 nephews, Scott (Theresa) and Todd Gross; 1 niece, Shannon (Dave) Schaffsma; 3 grandchildren, Quinn (Susan) Anders, Rachel Coulton and Liam Ramsey; 2 foster grandchildren, Madison and Carter Tonchen; 2 step grandchildren, Jackson and Molly Wright.
Calling hours will be Saturday July 6th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Pompey Community Church, 2555 Berwyn Road, Lafayette, NY 13084 with a service to follow at 1:00 PM. Burial will be held July 13, 2019 at noon in Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, 352 S. Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mercy House of the Southern Tier, 212 N. McKinley Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760, or White Lake Covenanter Camp, c/o Sharon Robson 195 Wilkinson Road, Macedon, NY 14502 or online at WhiteLakeCamp.com.
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