Russell W. Ramsey, age 55 of Ogdensburg and formerly of Lisbon, passed away early Sunday morning, July 21, 2013 at the Claxton Hepburn Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. As per his wishes, funeral services will be held privately for his family. Arrangements are under the care of Fox & Murray Funeral Home.
Among his survivors are his wife Martha “Marty” Ramsey; two daughters, Christa and Shawna Ramsey of TX; a brother, David Ramsey and his wife Lisa of Buffalo; a sister, Dawn Giannino of Florida; three step children William Wallace of Emeryville, CA Patti Murray and her husband David of Ogdensburg, Lorie Lund and her husband Bruce of Colchester, CT; 11 step-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Russ was born on November 12, 1957 in Ogdensburg, NY, a son of the late Walter R. & Leona J. (Alguire) Ramsey. He graduated from Lisbon High School and entered the United States Marine Corps in 1978 until 1990 when he received his honorable discharge and held the rank of Sergeant. In 1993, he continued the dedication to his country and joined the Army National Guard where he was active until 2001.
A previous marriage ended, and in 1995 he then married Martha (Kelley). He was employed at Acco Manufacturing for many years, and then transferred employment to Lowes in Ogdensburg, where he worked until becoming ill.
Russ was a member of the Ogdensburg Moose Lodge and was an avid sportsman enjoying hunting and fishing in his spare time.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center, 5 Lyons Place, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or the SPCA, 6718 New York 68, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.