On Friday, October 6, 2023, 54-year-old Todd Ramsey lost his battle with cancer and passed away near Phoenix, Arizona, with family by his side.
Todd was born in California to loving parents, Richard and Sherry Ramsey, and grew up with two sisters, Brooke and Bridgette. He is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his wife, Judy and their little dog, Tito; mother, sisters, Brother-in-Law, Reggie Robinson; Half Brother, Curt Wendt; nephews Braden, Cameron, and Jaden; nieces Londyn and her husband Iverson, Sydney, Keeva; paternal Aunt Chris; maternal uncle Jerry and Jerry’s wife, Jan, his maternal cousins, Scott and Emily, and Emily’s daughter, Stella.
Todd was a car enthusiast since before he had a driver’s license. His interest as a young man in Volkswagen beetles lead to a focus on mobile electronics and specifically car audio, security, and integration of infotainment systems throughout his entire life and career. He was an entrepreneur at a young age, co-owning Competition Autosound in California. That start as a car audio professional led him to opportunities abroad, having founded Car Audio Engineering as a trainer to other mobile electronics enthusiasts in Europe throughout the late 1980’s and all of the 1990’s. He became fluent in Turkish and spent months at a time in Turkey, England, and several other countries practicing his craft and working with those who would become leaders at the top of the mobile electronics industry worldwide. He advised, trained, and mentored countless individuals and companies along the way, and served as a consummate writer for a myriad of industry publications, technical manuals, and instructional publications throughout his career. A lifelong learner himself, he worked tirelessly to promote the Mobile Electronics Certification Program in concert with the Consumer Electronics Association. His professional contributions to the efforts of the Mobile Electronics Association, Specialty Equipment Market Association, and Mobile Solutions – especially on the Mastertech Expo – are regarded as monumentally impactful to the industry.
Personally, Todd was known for being outgoing, fun, and intelligent, with an infectious zest for good food and conversation. Ever the gracious host, he became known for organizing happy hours, connecting people, and setting them all at ease with great stories and companionship, no matter how diverse his group of guests may have seemed form the outside looking in. He met his wife in 1996, and together they moved to Phoenix in 1999. They were married in 2017 in Bodrum, Turkey, hosted by his chosen Turkish family. Todd had the invaluable opportunity to become close with his immediate family while living in Phoenix, even hosting his father in his home for a short time after he retired and moved from Houston to be closer to Todd and the rest of the family. Todd enjoyed the company of his and Judy’s rescue dog, Tito, who they adopted in early 2020. Tito will miss their time together in Todd’s chair watching TV late into the evening.
Todd’s funeral service will begin at 11am on Tuesday, Oct 17 at Gilbert Memorial Park Cemetery and Funeral Home, located at 2100 E Queen Creek Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85297. Please feel free to arrive a bit early to see him, quietly reflect, pray, and process. The open casket service will be immediately followed by burial (at about 12pm), and then reception until 3pm.
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