Charles Earl Ramsey Sr., 70, electrician and investor

September 25, 2005

Charles Earl Ramsey Sr., a retired electrician and former Arnold resident, died of cancer Monday at a hospital in Orange Park, Fla. He was 70.

Mr. Ramsey was born in Virginia and raised in Baltimore's Brooklyn neighborhood. He attended city public schools and later earned his General Educational Development diploma.

Mr. Ramsey, who was known as Earl, learned his trade working as an electrician for Liberty Electric Co. and later worked at Rosewood State Hospital.

He was an electrician at the now-closed Crownsville State Hospital for 20 years until retiring in 1990.

His hobby, said family members, was managing his investments, and rehabilitating and selling older homes. Since 1999, he had lived in Winter Haven, Fla.

He was married for 39 years to the former Nancy L. Gray, who died in 2000.

Services were yesterday.

Surviving are a son, Charles Earl Ramsey Jr. of Pickerington, Ohio; three daughters, Deborah A. Rasmussen and Brenda J. Rosenbaum, both of Arnold, and Dawn T. Lewnes of Orange Park, Fla.; two sisters, Joyce Listman of Winter Haven, and Nancy Warfield of Delaware; and eight grandchildren.

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