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July 5, 2013

Donald H. Rampe

The Daily Star

---- — Donald H. Rampe

ONEONTA — Donald H. Rampe, 82, of Oneonta, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013, at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home.

Don was born on Nov. 5, 1930, in Hobart, the son of the late John J. and Sarah (Hotaling) Rampe. Don attended and graduated from South Kortright High School, where he was an outstanding athlete playing both basketball and baseball.

After graduating from high school, Don enrolled in Delhi College of Technology, where he received training and his certification in carpentry. He then went on to work as a self-employed carpenter for many, many years. In his spare time, Don loved to collect and tinker with old “classic” cars.

Don is survived by his sister, Joyce Roberts of Amherst; his cousins, Charles Smith and Judy Campbell; and a very special friend, Mary Ann Helmer of Oneonta.

In keeping with Don’s wishes, there will be no public calling hours.

A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013, in the Stamford Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest.

In lieu of flowers, Don’s family asks that you kindly consider a donation made in his memory to the South Kortright Central School Athletic Department, 58200 State Highway 10, South Kortright, NY 13842.

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Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.