Pierce Theodore “Ted” Ramsey, Sr.,
Ted Ramsey grew up happily in a wonderful family environment in West Philadelphia with his parents and three brothers. After graduating from Temple High School, he attended Wharton School of Accounting and Finance. As a young man he became a trainee in Roberts Real Estate Company before becoming a licensed Broker. He was an enterpriser most of his life having built and opened his own office in West Philadelphia selling both commercial and residential real estate. Over the years he joined several civic and social groups such as the Commissioners. He was a founding member of the Del Val Golf Club in 1954 and is currently an honorary member. Formerly, he served as president of the Realist Association of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen and The Men Social Club.
One of the great highlights of his life was to survive all written and verbal aptitude tests and qualified for training as a B-25 twin engine light bomber at Moton Field on the grounds of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. As he later discovered, this training would become historical in their lives as the story of the Tuskegee Airmen was launched to the general public in recent years. His service concluded with the bombing of Hiroshima and the ending of World War II. One of Ted’s last official duties as an Airman was to fly his beloved plane, the “DeLois”, to Iowa where it was taken apart and recycled, as was the custom of the time. He remembers saluting with tears in his eyes as it rolled down the tarmac for the last time.
In his retirement years, Ted sold commercial real estate in his spare time with Corporate Realty Partners. Throughout his lifetime he mentored and trained a number of young men and women who launched successful careers in the business. Additionally, he was always available to offer advice and counseling to individuals who were interested in purchasing their first homes. This was always very special to him over the years.
Ted is married to Ruth Scarborough and lives in Philadelphia. He has a son, Brian, and lost another, Theodore, Jr., to illness in recent years.