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H. Ramsay Peard ’64

Published in June 9, 2004, issue

Ramsay died unexpectedly Nov. 4, 2003.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Ramsay attended Hotchkiss, where he perfected his skill at all-nighters. At Princeton he majored in English and wrote his thesis on Shakespeare. He was a member of Cottage Club, the 21 Club, and the Right Wing Club. He was Cottage's IAA Athlete of the Year in 1963 and 1964. After Princeton, Ramsay worked in Baltimore for Maryland National Bank and the Sheet Metal Coating & Litho Co. He joined the Coast Guard Reserves and attended U. Va. Business School, where he graduated first in his MBA class in 1969.

Ramsay had a varied and successful business career as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, as senior vice president of ATE Management in Cincinnati, as president of Sheet Metal Coating, then as CEO of Futuro Co. in Cincinnati. He concluded his career with typical success as a commercial real-estate broker in Cincinnati.

Ramsay never took himself or others too seriously. He was always looking for adventure; he caught a blue marlin off Cabo San Lucas, had two holes-in-one, and last summer canoed the entire Connecticut River with a buddy from U. Va. He had an infectious laugh and a quirky but always kind sense of humor, and made friends throughout his life.

To Ramsay's wife, Theresa, his daughter, Kim, and brother Trevor '71, the class extends our collective sense of loss. Those who knew Ramsay will remember his wit, humor, and originality. He was one of a kind.

The Class of 1964

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