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John J. Ramsbottom, 72

November 24, 2013

John J. Ramsbottom, 72, of Leola, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, November 24, 2013, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Thomas F. and Dorothy Reese Ramsbottom.

He graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School. John earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where he was captain of the golf team. He worked as an accountant for American Sugar Company in Philadelphia. An avid golfer, he finished 2nd in the 1959 Lancaster County Open at Lancaster Country Club. A pro basketball and golf fan, he loved the 76ers. John was able to shoot over 90 successive foul shots. His favorite pastime was reading the newspaper. John was of the Catholic Faith.

Surviving are his twin-brother Tom Ramsbottom, husband of Joanne (Schober) of Leola; nephews Tom Ramsbottom, husband of Heidi of Mohnton, Craig Ramsbottom, husband of Nancy of Virginia and John Ramsbottom of Oregon, niece Mary, wife of Dan Hess of Virginia and 9 great-nieces and nephews.

John will be greatly missed by his family, especially his nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. They all looked forward to the special treats he gave them.

The Funeral will be held 10:30 AM Friday, November 29, 2013, at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543, with John’s nephew Dan Hess leading the service. A viewing will take place 9:30-10:30 AM Friday at the funeral home. Private Interment in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Memorial Contributions may be made to Lancaster Catholic High School, 650 Juliette Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601 or Catholic Worker House of Lancaster, Inc., PO Box 233, Lancaster, PA 17608.

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Condolences to the Family

November 29, 2013

Tom, so sorry to hear about John. My condolences. I hope you are well. One of these times whenI’m in Lancaster we should get together. Happy Holidays. Best, Phil McCaskey

November 29, 2013

I had the pleasure of playing golf with john in the early years.his competive spirit was very evident.iam sure he will be missed by all of the family. ed kirchner

November 28, 2013

With John as our anchor, I spent four very happy years with John on the St. Joe’s golf team where John twice led the team to the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) title. Later I recall having a good time with John when he was working at American Sugar. I can recall the thrill John felt when he was next to Joe Namath at Broadway Joe’s NYC bar. A loyal son of St. Joe’s and Lancaster County. God rest him.  

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Friday, November 29, 2013
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
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