Sadly, we have lost another Elder Statesman. I read somewhere that besides those "aristocrats" who strive for wealth and power, there are "natural aristocrats:" those whose honesty, compassion, and generosity place them among the very best of mankind. Joe Ramsey would not have said that about himself, but we can say it for him, and I do.
What a wonderful legacy Joe left, especially in his children, grandchildren, and pets! They will grace the planet he cherished with love freely given from Joe, their precious mentor and friend.
Joe & Diane always opened their home and hearts to FOGSA players and families. My thoughts and prayers are with Diane, Jen, Lisa, Sammy, and Ben at this time. Joe was just a wonderful person. I know my sister and Mother would also ask that I convey their respect as well.
How I loved Joe's stories, his humor, his kindness! I always felt lighter, happier after a meeting or short talk with Joe. My prayers and thoughts go to his family and pets.
My condolences to Joe's family for your loss. I knew him as a mediator in several of our firm's cases and remember him fondly as he was always so pleasant. And after reading his bio I'm even more impressed by what a wonderful and caring man was. I hope you are comforted knowing his soul is now on a higher plane.
A treasure. Irreplaceable.
Diane, there are no words to express my feelings on the loss of your husband, kristopher and myself are at a loss of words. We have known your family for a long time, your husband always had a kindness about him, the love of life with all the dogs and cats and of course the birdbaths. My you find comfort in the days and months ahead, the cooper family
A dear lifelong friend who was like part of our family. He was the salt of the earth, a genuine kind heart. There is a hole in the hearts of our entire family. He will be missed. We hope that knowing how many people loved and admired Joe, will give you comfort during this very difficult time.
Lori Subry (Bill and Nina
Joe was a real life role model, a true inspiration, a real friend. I will miss him so much.
I have known Joe for more than 25 years and can't begin to find the words to express my personal loss, as well as that of the Bar and our community. He was the "poster adult" for ethics, civility, civic involvement, good humor, companionship, leadership, skill and hard work. Hundreds of people owe him so much for the fun, joy and guidance he brought into our lives.
A wonderful man and terrific lawyer and mediator who will be so missed! I just adored him.
Joe was such a wonderful, loving, and compassionate person. He was one of a kind. I was honored to know him and work with him. I will miss listening to his stories most of all. My heartfelt condolences to Joe's family.
So very sorry to hear the news. My sympathies to Aunt Diane and all my cousins.
God Bless you Joe, you were an inspiration to everyone who knew you. Save a place in heaven for me!
Your friend, Sue Sanderson
An excellent example of a life well lived. His life will be a treasure to behold for your families generations.
A man of high integrity, honesty and marvelous sense of humor. I had the pleasure of coaching All-Star softball with Joe and his three daughters, many, many years ago but hold those memories as some of the best in my life. Joe and Diane opened their home for many wonderful BBQs and pool parties for the softball team, coaching staff and families. One of my fondest memories was playing 7 sets of tennis and 14 holes of golf in the same day with Joe and Diane. I will always remember what a great father he was and how he and Diane set an example of family and how important that is in instilling the same values in their children. Please accept my sincere condolenses. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time.
I was very sorry to learn of Joe's passing. He was a tremendous role model and resource for all of us in the legal profession. He was also always a welcoming smile at North Ridge Country Club. He will be truly missed. But he'll be long remembered for a life well lived.
A Wonderful lawyer and friend.