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Floyd E. Ramsey

March 31, 1927 ~ April 8, 2022 (age 95)

Obituary

AUBURN TOWNSHIP 

Floyd E. Ramsey, age 95, of Auburn Twp., passed peacefully from this world on Friday, April 8, 2022, with family members at his side. Mr. Ramsey was born March 31, 1927 in Garfield Heights, Ohio.  He was preceded in death by parents Alva Vernon Ramsey Sr. and Lou (Chamberlain) Ramsey; brothers Alva Vernon Ramsey Jr. and George Burton Ramsey; sisters Evaline Brewer, Ruth Harper and Rowena Betty Perrine; wife Helen (Hein) Ramsey; son Michael F. Ramsey, granddaughters Becky Davis and Kristy Dolence; and great grandson Gavin Nichols. He leaves behind a grieving family: daughter Diana Cathan (Marc Krol); sons Bruce Ramsey(Barbara Conner-Ramsey), Gregory Ramsey, Mark (Pat) Ramsey and John (Becky) Ramsey; daughter-in-law Kitty Ramsey; grandchildren Judy (David) Horvath, David Cathan, James (Maggie) Lick, Michael K. Ramsey, Layla (Phil) Chambers, Bruce Alan Ramsey, Jennifer Gregorek, Caitlyn (Eric) Lewis and JD Ramsey; great grandchildren Tori Horvath, Ashley Horvath, JT Horvath, Emily Lick, Erica Ramsey, Chelsea (William III) Whitcomb, Jasmyne Geers, Alexander Davis and Aizik Davis; great great grandchildren William Whitcomb IV and Lexi Whitcomb, as well as numerous other relatives and friends.When Floyd was still a child, his family moved from Garfield Heights to Auburn Township, later moving to Bainbridge Township. Soon after graduating from Bainbridge High School in 1945 he went into the service; he was a proud U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He married Helen Hein on July 26, 1946, and she joined him at Fort Sam Houston Army base in San Antonio, Texas. After his discharge, they returned to Chagrin Falls, where Floyd served in the National Guard. The couple stayed with brother Vernon’s family while building a small cottage of their own in Bainbridge Township. With the birth of their sixth child the family had outgrown their home and in 1965 they moved to a spacious Century home in Auburn Township where he lived out the remainder of his life. After returning from the service Floyd worked as an old-fashioned milkman delivering fresh dairy products to local households. Later he began factory work at Air Maze where he was promoted to foreman, proudly producing parts for the famous Jupiter C rocket, a crucial development in the early U. S. space program. Later he worked at Samuel Moore/Eaton Corp/Saint Gobain. Even with a houseful of children ranging from toddler to teens, he managed to serve with Geauga County’s Auxiliary Police in his spare time. Following retirement he served as trustee and treasurer of Auburn Community Church and was sad to see it recently disbanded. One of his happiest experiences in recent years was taking the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Floyd had strong opinions which he readily expressed, but he also had a broad smile on his face for family and friends, welcoming newcomers who soon became friends.Calling hours will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service, 4668 Pioneer Trail, at the corner of St. Rt. 44, Mantua, Ohio, 44255, from 5:00-7:00 P.M.,where full Military honors will then be provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard Team assisted by the Mantua American Legion, Post 193.  Private family burial will be held at Maple Shade Cemetery in Auburn Township. Donations in his name may be made to any organization serving U.S. veterans.His video tribute, condolences and memories may be viewed at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com

 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
April 14, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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