Chris Ramsey Obituary, Chris Ramsey Has Passed Away – Death Cause
- Isabella Mia
Chris Ramsey Obituary, Death – The news of Chris Ramsey, a former member of KMDS and a dear friend, passing away brought the organization great sorrow. A gentleman who was removed from this world far too soon. After giving such an excellent and unforgettable performance as Judge Turpin in our production of Sweeney Todd in 2003, Chris will be indelibly ingrained in the legacy of KMDS for all time. Our deepest condolences go out to our great friend Yvonne, his wife, Aislinn and Stephen, and the extended Ramsey and McLoughlin families during this difficult time. And to conclude with Mr. Sondheim’s words.
At the age of 68, Christopher Valleau Ramsey passed away on January 5, 2023 at his residence. The Reverend John R. Ramsey and June P. Ramsey welcomed their son into the world on October 30th, 1954 in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Chris earned his diploma from Phillips Exeter Academy and then continued his education at Princeton University for a total of two years. Chris was diagnosed with schizophrenia when he was 20 years old and spent the next eight years in the CDPC in Albany. He was able to graduate from SUNY Albany with a Bachelor of Arts degree with the help of support and medicines.
Later in his career, Chris had positions at the New York State Office of Children and Family Services as well as the O.G.S. Center for Business Services. Chris has been a student his entire life, and he has obtained three advanced degrees: a master’s degree in social studies from SUNY Albany, a master’s degree in history from SUNY Albany, and a master’s degree in Jewish studies from Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley. Chris was getting ready to sit for the CFP exam in the Spring when he was tragically taken from us. Chris was an active participant at the Temple Israel congregation in Albany.
His brother, Peter R. Ramsey (Isabel Phillips), of Weston, Massachusetts, and his nephew, Stephen J. Freeman, of Voorheesville, Ohio, will carry on Chris’s legacy after he passes away.
On Tuesday, January 10, at 11 a.m., funeral services for Christopher will be place at The Levine Memorial Chapel, which is located at 649 Washington Avenue in Albany. After the service, the body will be transported to the Center White Creek Cemetery in Eagle Bridge, New York, where it will be interred. Temple Israel, located at 600 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York 12208, is accepting memorial gifts in Chris’s honor from those who would like to memorialize him in a meaningful way.