Edward Lee Ramsayer, age 85, of Salem, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019, at Hospice of the Valley, Boardman, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.
He was born on January 8, 1934, in Salem, Ohio, the son of Lester R. and Agnes E. (Zeller) Ramsayer
Ed lived all his life in Salem.
He was a graduate of Goshen High School in 1951 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 – 1954 with two additional years in the Naval Reserve.
Ed retired as a union bricklayer after 30 years and later worked as a custodian for the West Branch School District until retirement.
He was an active lifetime member of the Salem Elks.
He was a member of Bethel United Church of Christ in Beloit, Ohio.
He loved hunting with his springer spaniel, playing golf and watching football and baseball. Ed loved his grandchildren and enjoyed hearing all about their activities and academics. His favorite time of the year was the 4th of July week when this entire family would convene at his home for fun and family time.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Stryffeler); daughter, Lori; son-in-law, Mike Lamancusa of Stow, Ohio; son, Lee; daughter-in-law, Nicole Ramsayer of Carmel, California and five grandchildren, Seth and Olivia Lamancusa and Emily, Jack and Annie Ramsayer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Agnes and Lester Ramsayer and his sister, Betty (Lawrence) Sutherin.
Following Ed’s wishes, no public calling hours or funeral services will be observed.
Private graveside services and burial will take place at Highland Memorial at a later date.
You can sign the guest register at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, OH 330-938-2526.
A television tribute will air Monday, March 18 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.