Jerome Ramsey dies

Jerome A. Ramsey, assistant professor emeritus of French at Binghamton University, died Dec. 14, 2013, at the age of 84.

Ramsey taught at Binghamton for 27 years and lived in Johnson City for 40 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara S. Ramsey. He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn, of Pleasantville NY; and son Norman, of Malden, MA; and by four grandchildren.

Ramsey was born in New Orleans and grew up in El Paso, Texas. In his youth he lived in Mexico and in France, where he studied the 17th century — a century his children insisted he never left. In his later years, Ramsey lived in Maryland and then, with Carolyn, in Pleasantville. He and his wife were avid gardeners and bridge players, and even in the last months of his life he continued to enjoy both the garden and the bridge table. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Endicott. A memorial is planned in Pleasantville in summer 2014.