Dave served in the Armed Guard of the US Navy during WWII as a Lieutenant-Commander.
Parents John and Dorthea Ramsey. Photo c. 1965.
The bride with Dave's parents.
Wedding day, 1949 in Darien, CT.
Dave and Lucy on their honeymoon in Bermuda, 1949.
With wife Lucy and her father Norris Pierson.
1953 photo with Laura and David, 1953.
1954 newspaper photo of Dave's band the "Hot Licks".
1964 photo in back yard of his Waterside Ln. home showing off the 6-1/2 pound bass he caught in nearby Woodridge Lake.
In his backyard with his favorite aunt Natalie Day of Fairfield, CT. c1970.
In Nevis in 1974.
Dave's brother John C. Ramsey (w/glasses) and his wife Anne, at Dave's retirement party in 1975. Also in the photo, from L-R, son Dave, Kathy, son John and dauther Laura.
Half the fun of fishing for Dave was eating his catch. In this photo, probably dated around 1975, Dave, his wife Lucy and son Dave are in the Deephaven Camp dining room in Holderness, NH about to feast on a bass caught at Squam Lake.
Celebrating his retirement from CIGNA in 1976. Dave spent 30 years at CIGNA, retiring in 1976 as Senior Life Underwriter. He spent many lunch hours at the piano outside the cafeteria entertaining his fellow employees.
L-R: Son John, wife Lucy, daughter Laura, grandson Sam and Joel. 1976?
Performing in 1977.
Performing 4-handed version of Rhapsody in Blue with fellow CIGNA employee
Joyce Haver in 1977.
Outside Waterside Lane in 1978.
With grandson Sam in 1978.
Bermuda was one of Dave's favorite vacation spots. 1979?
On vacation in 1979
With grandson Jonathan in NY, probably around 1984.
Fishing with dauther-in-law to be Jacki at Squam Late, around 1985.
With Jean Pierson, Sam Russell, wife Lucy, Laura and John in the backyard at Waterside Ln. 80s?
Performing with bassest Ed Jones.
With sons John and Dave and wife Lucy, 1982?
At Squam Lake, 1986. Dave lived for his vacations and had been visiting Rockywold-Deephaven Camp on Squam Lake in New Hampshire since age 16!
From the book "Roots and Recollections:
A Century of Rockywold-Deephaven Camps" by Megan Thorn:
"I'm sitting on the screen porch of Birdsall (cottage) watching a lone swimmer go past on a quiet, sunny Thursday. I'm thinking of Mr. Ramsey sitting here. When I first met him, he was in Birdsall and had been coming to Squam since his boyhood. Now he's in a wheelchair and he is very old, but in many ways he's still here. On the wall is an outline of a fish he caught. 'David D. Ramsey, August 8, 1962, age 52.'"
Lucy and Dave, 1988?
With grandsons Sam and Jonathan outside the dining room at Deephaven Camp in NH.
50th Yale Reunion in 1989.
Lucy and Dave. 1990?
Dave loved to fish.
1994 with wife Lucy.
With son David.
With daughter Laura and her husband Paul.
Relaxing with Lucy in 1999.
Coming back home after one of his long "drives' in the neighborhood, around 1994.