Chris died Jan. 5, 2023, at home in Albany, N.Y. 

He was born Oct. 30, 1954, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to the Rev. John R. Ramsey  and June P. Ramsey. Chris was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and attended Princeton for two years. At age 20, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and spent eight years at CDPC in Albany. With support and medication, he was able to earn a bachelor’s degree at SUNY Albany. Chris later worked for the state Office of Children and Family Services and then for the state Center for Business Services.

A lifelong scholar, Chris earned three master’s degrees: in social studies at SUNY Albany; in history at SUNY Albany; and in Jewish studies at Graduate Theological Union at in Berkeley, Calif. At the time of his death, Chris was preparing to take the CFP exam  this spring. He was a member of Temple Israel in Albany.

Chris is survived by his brother Peter and  his wife Isabel Phillips; and his nephew, Stephen J. Freeman. 

Those wishing to remember Chris in a special way can make memorial contributions in his name to Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Ave., Albany, N.Y. 12208.

Class Year: 
Undergraduate Class of 1977