Keith Ramsay’s life was cut short at the age of 47, on April 7th after suffering a heart attack. Keith was born to Cordelia Ramsay and the late Kenneth Ramsay. He is survived by his mother, his wife Meghan and beloved daughter Emma.
Many describe Keith as wiser than his years. The skills he acquired in his life far exceeded what most of us could even imagine. Keith was the “go to” guy for just about anything you could think of, and all his friends and family knew he could be counted on to help with ANY project or problem as he had likely seen it or done it before. His friends also knew that he would be the one you could call if you were stranded somewhere in the middle of the night.
He made a lasting impression on every person he came into contact with, from all walks of life. People will remember his dedication, his kindness and thoughtfulness to others as well as his selflessness.
Keith developed a strong work ethic from a young age, working for his father at his surveying company from the time he was a teen. He then went on to study Civil Engineering, Transportation and Water Resources Management at the University of Maryland College Park, and earned his license as a Professional Engineer.
His career was diverse, working on subdivisions with Mildenberg, Boender & Associates after college, then as a Water Resources Engineer at RKK in early 2000’s, Toll Brothers in the late 2000’s, and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection.
He discovered a passion for preservation of historic architecture when he worked on the Bromo Seltzer Tower Clock in Baltimore MD, the Luxury Ivy Hotel in Baltimore and then The Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials in Washington DC. He joined the Army Corps of Engineers in 2019 where he oversaw Architecture and Engineering Firms, similar to ones he worked at in his early career, that were designing multi- million-dollar structures serving critical missions for the U.S. government. To no one’s surprise, Keith made many close and dear friends in his professional career.
Keith’s accomplishments were many, both in his professional and personal world. He was all about having fun and was very involved in each activity he set his sights on. For over 20 years he ran and socialized with a fun group called the Hashers, his Hash name was J-Lo, and that running organization was the source of so many close friendships he formed over the years. He was an avid cyclist, played Aussie Football, Gaelic Football and did hurling with the Gaelic Athletic Association.
At the age of 12, he was playing street hockey and discovered the game of Ice Hockey which became a lifelong joy. He also played Lacrosse as a goalie, and he was part of the UMD Ski Club. He was part of many scuba trips for fun and as an instructor. He loved restoring his motorcycles and his Jeep.
Keith recently described his two favorite things in life, coaching his daughter’s hockey team and teaching her to ride a dirt bike. He loved to travel with his family, they went on weeks long cross country road trips in their camper, and he always found an overlanding adventure. He also had a huge soft spot for animals, and was involved in a rescue for dogs, had a beloved cat, and is survived by his favorite pet rabbit Apple, and his dog Autumn. He will be greeted on the other side by his best dog ever, Angel and his cat Wiley. A special dog he rescued, Ike, will also greet him at the rainbow bridge.
He will be missed greatly. No one can fill the void that he is leaving on this planet and in the lives of his family and friends. Memories of Keith and his special smile will hold a place in the hearts of so many.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 3:00pm to 8:00pm at The Forest Hill Swim and Tennis Club, 4310 Columbia Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042.
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