BRADLEY and EASTPORT -Walter “Rufus” B. Ramsdell Jr. went to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at a Bangor hospital. Rufus was born Oct. 10, 1946, in Eastport, son of the late Walter and Gladys Ramsdell. He graduated from Shead Memorial High School, Class of 1965. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as a motor pool mechanic from 1967 to 1969. Rufus owned and operated Ramsdell’s Garage, Calais, for many years. He was an active member of Lions Club and Sherman Bros. Post No. 3 American Legion, Calais. Rufus is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patricia A. Ramsdell; his children, Troy Ramsdell of Calais, Kevin Ramsdell of Windham, Wally Ramsdell and his wife, Kim, of Eddington and Jaime McInnis and her husband, Chip, of Bradley; six grandsons, TJ, Chad, Dustin, Nick, Devon and Dylan; three granddaughters, Britney, Katie and Danielle; two brothers, Gary Ramsdell and his wife, Cleo, of Eastport and Ricky Ramsdell and his wife, Katie, of Perry; many nieces and nephews; and extended friends and family. A celebration of Rufus’ life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Mays Funeral Home – Flagg Chapel, 72 High St., Eastport. Burial will after at Bayside Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.
WALTER ‘RUFUS’ B. RAMSDELL JR.
Posted Aug. 06, 2010, at 7:12 p.m.