SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

December 12, 2012

John Harold Ramsay Jr., 70


Peabody — Mr. John Harold Ramsay Jr., 70, of Peabody, dear companion of Mary Anne Arnold of Peabody, died Sunday at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by his family.

Born in Jamaica Plain, he was the son of the late John H. Sr. and Alice (Morris) (Ramsay) McKinnon. His father died at a young age and he was raised by his mother and step-father the late John McKinnon. He was educated in Salem and was a graduate of Newman Preparatory School in Boston and attended Northeastern University.

An honorably discharged veteran, John served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force.

John was trained and employed as an Emergency Medical Technician and helped many people throughout his life with his medical skills until the time of his retirement.

A loving companion, father, grandfather and brother, John was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 18, in Salem, the American Legion in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a place he visited often. He was an a motorcycle enthusiast and an avid golfer and Nascar fan. He was a dedicated father and grandfather who will be deeply missed.

In addition to his dear companion, John is survived by his daughter, Royanne Ramsay of Peabody; his sons, John "Nick" Ramsay III of Peabody and Chris Ramsay and his wife, Suzanne of West Wareham; his grandchildren, Casandra, Michael, Anthony, John IV, Joey and Lily; his sisters, Catherine Leofanti and her husband, Paul of Wakefield, Mary Cobb and her husband, Russell of Danvers, Helen Kolodziej and her husband, Kenneth of Peabody and Maureen McKinnon of Peabody and several nieces and nephews and his dear Canine Yorkie, Bridie whom he lovingly referred to as "My Dogie".

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held in The O'Donnell Funeral Home 46 Washington Square (at Salem Common), Salem, Friday at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours Thursday, from 4 to 7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made in John's memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Association,National Headquarters, 3300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.