Chandler John Solomon Ramsey, age 17, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Dec. 27th, 2018.
Chandler was a Senior at West Perry High School where he played soccer, was in the chorus and musicals, a member of the yearbook club, Partners and the Student Christian Fellowship. He was a summer employee of Rohrer Bus Service in Duncannon for the past 2 years.
Chandler was also enlisted in the United States Army and was scheduled to ship out to Fort Sill, Oklahoma on July 14th, 2019, a few weeks after his high school graduation. His dream was to be “married to the Army”. He was excited and proud to serve his country and was counting the days until he could start.
Chandler was a faithful follower of Jesus and we know that he is celebrating in heaven. He was a member of Tressler Memorial Free Lutheran Church in Loysville. Chandler loved Jesus and he loved even more being able to share Jesus with others. He preached at church and Youth Group, VBS and anywhere someone would listen. He went to Haiti on a mission trip with Juniper Community Mission in 2016. His heart was there, and he always talked about going back.
In his short time on earth, Chandler brought laughter and love to so many. He always liked to tease and make jokes. His smile and laughter were contagious. He was a simply wonderful friend and a great young man. His kindness and friendship touched so many. I am sure even more than we know.
He loved soccer. So much. It was part of who he was from the time he was just 4 years old. During his Soccer Senior Night in October of this year, in Chandler’s Senior Bio, he thanked his Dad and Coach Weibley for helping him be the best player he could be. They both fueled his love and passion for the “beautiful game”. He admired and loved his coach and his teammates were like brothers and he loved each and every one of them. #23 forever.
His favorite things to do besides soccer were playing video games with his buddies and his oldest brother. He loved to go camping and had so many friends at camp who love and adore him. Most may not know, but Chandler was an obsessed Bingo player and he sure knew how to win the big games. That boy made hundreds of dollars at camp. He also loved to fish, mostly at camp. His biggest passion was hunting with his Dad and their mutual best friend, Paul. He also recently started hunting small game and it quickly became a favorite to do with his cousin and friends. He enjoyed riding dirt bike, 4-wheeler and snowmobile. Out of those three, snowmobiling was his favorite. Working on his sled with his Dad and their nightly rides, or weekend trips with their Sled Buddies. He was a huge Pittsburgh Penguins fan and would watch every game he could.
Chandler was a organ donor.
Chandler was the most amazing son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. We are all so blessed by him and grateful that he is ours.
He is survived by his Mom and Dad, Danny and Chrissy (Lehman) Brown, whom he lived with in Blain and his Father, Gary Ramsey, Jr. and his companion, Danielle Adams and her three children, of Newport. He is also survived by his adoring siblings, older brother, Cole Brown of Elliottsburg, older sister, Jasmine Ramsey and her fiancé, Brendon Hobart of Elliottsburg, his younger sister and brother, Mariah and Cobe Brown, both at home. He loved and cherished his brothers and sisters immensely and always wanted to make them all proud. Their relationships were priceless and their love immense and eternal.
He is also survived by his Pap and Nan, Jack & Vicky Weller of Elliottsburg, his Grandma, Gail Ramsey of New Bloomfield and his Gramma, Kathy Brown of Marysville. He has many Aunts, Uncles and cousins, all of whom he loved dearly. Also, his God-Parents, John & Traci Fulton and God-Brother Nick of Elliottsburg. Chandler was proceeded in death by his Grandpap, John Lehman, his Pop, John Brown, Jr. and his Grandpa, Gary Ramsey, Sr.
A friend shared this with us the day Chandler passed, and it is simply perfect:
“Chandler was Jesus and we knew that because of his faith. To know Chan was to know love.”
Nothing can ever fill the void that we all have in our hearts. Chandler was the light and joy of our whole family. We will forever carry his light within us and do our best to share it with others, just like he did.
The family will receive friends on Friday, January 4, 2018 from 5 PM to 8 PM in the Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Inc. ,3626 Sherman's Valley Road, Loysville, PA 17047 and on Saturday, January 5, 2018 from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. at the Perry Mennonite Reception Center, 50 Green Park Rd, Elliottsburg, PA 17024 followed by a funeral service at 11 A.M. with Rev. David Lusk officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery, Loysville, Pennsylvania.
Memorial contributions can be made in the memory of Chandler to the Juniper Community Missions, P.O. Box 249., Thompsontown, PA. and to the West Perry Athletic Booster Club.2606 Shermans Valley Road, Elliottsburg, PA 17024
Online condolence may be made at www.nickelfuneralhomeloysville.com
West Perry Athletic Booster Club
2606 Shermans Valley Road, Elliottsburg, PA 17024
Juniper Community Missions
PO Box 249, Thompsontown PA 17094