Richard "Dick" H. Ramble



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Richard “Dick” H. Ramble Greece, NY: passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2023. Dick was born on August 7, 1940 in Rochester, NY, a son to Harvey and Lura (Groat) Ramble. He attended and graduated from Charlotte High School in 1959. He went on to join Postler & Jaeckle Corp where he started as a plumber apprentice in 1960. He was a proud member of UA Local 13 Plumbers and Pipefitters for over 50 years, he also taught apprentices for 12 years before retiring September 1, 1996. Dick had a great love for the outdoors, he spent hours outside in his gardens, mowing the lawn (after the hired professionals already mowed it), or just sitting on the front porch smoking a cigar. His love for the St. Lawrence River was shared with all his family. Whether it was vacationing there, boating, fishing, or simply watching the boats go by. He also shared a love for antiques with his granddaughter, collecting them and gifting them. They were always on the hunt for something specific. He loved to tinker around. He had a beautiful collection of homemade bird houses, macgyvered tools and knick-knacks. Whatever it was, you knew it was labeled. His presence captivated every room he walked into. You can ask anyone that had the pleasure of knowing him. His wit, his stories, his sarcastic “ya listenin’ to me?” or “if you heard this already stop me”. He held great pride in telling anyone that would listen, stories of his past, his kids and his grandchildren. Dick Ramble was a one-of-a-kind man, his legacy will forever live on in the hearts of his family and friends. Dick is survived by his loving wife, Carol. His children, David (Tracy) Ramble, Rick (Kelly) Ramble, Rhonda (Keith) Bates, and Joe (Tracy) Wallace. His siblings, Janice (Steve) Martin, Steve Ramble, and Donna (Gary) Frank. His grandchildren, Courtney (Livio) Ciciotti, Derek (Rachel) Lee, Jason (Ashley) Ramble, Nicole (Tommy) Armstrong, Cheyenne (Connor) Purvis, Hunter Bates, Joseph (Abbie) Wallace and Emily Wallace. His eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 6th, 2024, 10:00 AM at Spiritus Christi Church, 121 North Fitzhugh St. Rochester, NY 14614. A celebration of life to follow at Barnard Banquet Hall located at 360 Maiden Ln. Rochester, NY 14616. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Open Door Mission, 156 Plymouth Ave. N. Rochester, NY 14608.


  1. Sandy Ponticello on December 28, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    Thank you for cleaning my driveway after it snowed so that I could get in after I got out of work. We always had good conversations about our gardens . I remember the time you were asked to participate in the garden show and you talked me into doing it also. We worked so hard and after the show we both looked at each other and said never again ( it was so much work). I have one of the birdhouses you made and gifted to me for Christmas. We were neighbors for many years but also friends. Heaven will receive a gift of some beautiful gardens and flowers.

  2. Rhonda Lura on December 28, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    My heart is full but yet a hole left behind by not being able to see you or hear you. I’m so grateful for all we had as father and daughter. You made me laugh every time we were together. You engaged your grandkids with stories and memories. They were always excited to come see you to hear something new and you never disappointed. No filter, no excuses for who you were take it or leave it. It was always going to be on your terms!!! I love you Daddy!!!

  3. Tom Masucci on December 30, 2023 at 9:57 am

    I’m very sad to hear of Dick’s passing. I lived on Stonecliff Dr and went to school with him at Charlotte High. we delivered papers every morning for the D&C in the 50’s while attending Charlotte. He was a lot of fun and my heart felt thoughts to the whole family.

  4. Colleen Purvis & family on December 30, 2023 at 10:24 am

    To the families of Mr. Richard ‘Dick’ Ramble, Our Hearts are Truly Heavy this Christmas Season, because we all experienced the loss of one of the World’s legends~ truly a Gentlemen among Men~ and an Honor to have known, to have known his story , to have experienced his wit & even his stubbornness. We thank you all for sharing just a little bit of him with us, & We promise to never forget him & his Mark he sure left here on Earth. Rest in peace Big Dick Ramble, & in Gods’ speed we will await our reunion. God will hear my prayer.

  5. Sandra Newland on December 30, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    I am sad to hear of the passing of Dick. Bob Newland and I shared many happy times with Dick and Carol. I remember your visit to Arizona years ago, when I first met both of you. That was the beginning of a wonderful friendship. I still have the bird houses Dick made for me!! He will be missed.

  6. Larry Britt on December 31, 2023 at 6:52 am

    I’ve known Dick all my life. We grew up together and I have lots of memories of those years. I’m really going to miss you my friend.

  7. Carl Guth on December 31, 2023 at 7:34 am

    We will miss his cheery face on Sunday’s at O’loughlins in Irondequoit. We will tip a beer in his memory. Carl & Marsha Guth

  8. Pat Nugent on December 31, 2023 at 8:39 am

    Will miss seeing him in the garden and sitting out

  9. Allan and Josh Pollock on December 31, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    Our condolences to the Ramble family on the passing of Dick. Remember the good times and keep them in your heart.

  10. Nancy on January 4, 2024 at 8:06 am

    This makes me sad. Waiting on you at Dominic’s and not knowing yet what our last names were and that our families had cottages next door to each other all those years on Lake Ontario was one big surprise. I knew we had a kindred spirit and I wished I knew you longer. I enjoyed your company and our many "oh so many" laughs. When I saw you and Carol on Friday nights come into the restaurant I knew the fun was going to start. I will miss you. My condolences and love to Carol and to your family. Nancy Marron Ciminelli

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