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James R. Ramsey

  • On May 7, 2018

James R. Ramsey Sr., age 76 of Nottingham Township, PA formerly of Pittsburgh, PA passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018. Born on February 2, 1942, he was the son of the late Marion and Russell Ramsey. Beloved husband to the Virginia Ramsey for 45 years. Loving father to Angela (Tim) Yoder, James Ramsey, Jr., and Patrick Ramsey. Cherished grandfather to 9 grandchildren and great-grandfather to 3 great-grandchildren.  James was preceded in death by his sister Carol Schiullo.

James was a Pittsburgh Police Detective for 28 years. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546. Burial will follow at 2:30 PM at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in James’s name to the Washington County City Mission.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.

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Ernest B. Orsatti
  • May 7 2018
Jim was one of the finest persons I ever met. His dedication to the Goldblum case was an inspiration to me. He will be missed.
Christopher Sciullo
  • May 7 2018
My heart is sad today. I will miss my Uncle Jim who I love and he always could make us laugh and smile. My thoughts are with you Aunt Ginny. I want you to know that both you and Uncle Jim are loved. You are in my prayers. Love Always, Chris, Ethel and the Kids, Brian, Kristi and Little Chris.
Heidi Thomas
  • May 7 2018
Ang, we are so sorry for your loss. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers, as always. Love you, Heidi & Todd Thomas
Alex Procyk
  • May 7 2018
I so loved my father-in-law. Maybe the largest personality I have ever known and saved my bacon several times. We sent him in to a car dealer who screwed us.....and a landlord who screwed us....and he absolutely was the right man for the job.
Jim Smith
  • May 7 2018
I don’t have the words to express how sad this news makes me...Jim was a friend to many and he championed the continuing effort to release Zeke Goldblum...he will be missed by all those who had the good fortune to have met and interacted with him... I’ll keep a good thought for his family and know my life was better for having known him...
Marc Simon
  • May 7 2018
I will forever miss Jim's bright and cheerful smile and laugh. His great support and words of encouragement gave me strength, interest, and motivation in continuing the fight for the release of Zeke Goldblum. Jim's long-term and sincere interest, caring, and enthusiasm was downright contagious! I am forever grateful for the kindness and inspiration he afforded me. I will sorely miss him and always remember and cherish our friendship and collaboration. My thoughts and prayers to Ginny and the family.
Ranae Procyk
  • May 8 2018
I am so sorry Ang on the passing of your father. I only met him a couple of times, but each time I can remember laughing and laughing. You are in my heart and thoughts.
Jack and Colette Freiwald
  • May 8 2018
Ginny and Family, Extending our deepest sympathy in the loss of Jim and your loved one. What a great guy and great neighbor. Always enjoyed our neighborhood gatherings at DiBlasio's Restaurant for double stuffed porkchop night. Thanks for your service to this great country of ours and your many years of service to the City of Pittsburgh as a police officer. You will be missed by many whose lives you have touched throughout the years. Rest in peace Buddy as you fought a good battle to the very end. End of Watch...May 5. 2018. We will miss you. Jack and Colette Freiwald, Eighty Four, Pa.
Bill and Jan karl
  • May 8 2018
We remember when our uncle Tom Short and Ramsey would shine the lites from the patrol car at our window to see if it was not to late for a Fresh cup of coffee .He was a great guy and some funny stories from them 2. RIP...
Kevin Sciullo
  • May 9 2018
My heart is sad today as well. I agree with my brother Chris, our Uncle Jim could make us laugh. He always seem to say what people were thinking but to afraid to say. I remember a time I was home for a visit and he invited us to his house to watch the Steelers games in his man cave. I'd forgotten how crazy Pitts-burgers get when the Steelers start to lose a game. We would laugh so hard as he screamed at the TV screen like the players could hear him. Or the time he started a food fight with his sisters, my mom and Aunt Judy during one of our Thanksgiving dinners and my grandmother yelled at them like they were teenagers. We laughed as she made them clean up their mess. Or the pizza shop and the unlimited quarters him and Aunt Ginny would give us to play the pin ball machine. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Ginny. Much love, Kevin and Tracey
  • May 10 2018
Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. God Speed to the Ramsey Family.