07/25/1969 - 10/06/2023
Service Date: 10/17/2023
Service Time: 11:00AM
Service Location: Gilbert Memorial Park

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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  • Todd was always viewed as the bank of knowledge. You could always turn to him for advice and his desire to solve a problem was infectious. He will be dearly missed and be labeled as one of the best.

  • Brett Farquharson

    We have lost a true friend and one of the most talented and positively inspiring people I know .Todd’s knowledge of the 12 volt world that he shared and loved so passionatly will never be forgotten .Even though we live on other sides of the globe he would tell me stories of his travels and living in Turkey and other parts of the world, we could pick up a conversation even if we hadn’t spoken for months. He just loved sharing his experiences. I never heard him judge anyone for who they were and I never ever heard him say a bad word about anyone. No matter how tired he was he would never give up and always lived life to the fullest. I can’t believe we have lost such a beautiful mind and soul to this evil disease. 💔 My deepest condolences to Judy his amazing and brave wife , I am so sad Todd never got to come out so South Africa with you. We kept praying he would get through this and make the trip.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful obituary to honor Todd & his love for life. I am so grateful I was able to meet him in February & experience that love. Sending you so much love & peace.

  • Todd was a great brother in law and took good care of my sister.

  • Mike and Pamela Kahn

    Todd, Rest Easy my friend and colleague, you will be missed.

  • My deepest condolences to Sherry and all of Todd’s family. My heartfelt prayers are with u all as you navigate this most difficult time.

  • Sorry to hear about the loss of your son Sherry, say hello to Brooke and Bridgette.

  • I have so many great memories with Todd from playing pool in his garage in 84 to him towing his bug all the way to Camarillo for my brother’s celebration of life. Each time I saw Todd it was always met with s a big smile and a loud warm welcome. Todd was a teacher to some, a mentor to others but a friend to everyone.

    It’s been a long time and a great run. I will miss you, my friend.

  • I got to know Todd through my day with MERA and CEA (both names have changed). We became friends and spoke on the phone or met up at trade shows. When I relocated to AZ in 2011, we got to see each other often. The conversations were always excellent, always beneficial, and just fun. It was business, and pleasure, and I will miss our talks. I will miss my friend.

  • So deeply sorry for your loss.
    Todd and I shared many a crazy day and night in the UK during the 90’s. His infectious enthusiasm and great sense of humour, made him a truly lovable friend, gentlemen and colleague. I remember his invention of Bad Ass Audio! Summed Todd up perfectly.
    Another soul taken too early.
    Hope they have a workshop big enough set aside for him…

  • He was a brother of another, we could just talk after a week or a month we were on the same page about anything automotive electronics I just going to miss his insight and we talk every other day about the deals on bring a trailer

  • Robert Kemp jr.

    I will miss you buddy and all the fun times me had riding our GSXR’S together.

  • One of the most influential specialist audio electronics guys of his time, but more than that, Todd was one of the most enthusiastic and genuinely warm people I’ve met. He came over to work in Europe in the 90’s, which is where we met while I was editor of a UK magazine. He loved what he did and it showed. We should all celebrate a life well lived; it was just a little too short, but what he achieved in his time with us was wonderful. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

  • What a wonderful tribute to Todd. Love reading everyone’s memories. My memories are of parties at Brooke and Reggie’s house with Todd playing bartender. Lots of love and laughter with family and friends. All my love to Judy, Sherry, Brooke, Bridget, Curt, Reggie, Jaden, Sydney & Londyn. ❤️

  • I was blessed to have known Todd for well over 20 years. What began as a business friendship led into a private one that I will always cherish. I never knew of Todd speaking down to anyone, or speaking negatively. He was always an optimist and I loved that about him. Judy, you chose well. May God grant you grace and peace as you deal with his loss.

  • Rick and Rose Sprouse

    So deeply sorry for the loss of your loved one. Sending prayers of comfort. Very touching tribute to Todd! Judy, you are in my thoughts and prayers ❤🙏❤

  • Todd was such a good guy. I knew him through the 12V industry and always enjoyed our conversations about cars, the industry and business. Many folks don’t understand how passionate Todd was about the car audio industry. He wanted it to be better, to grow and continue to be fun. He loved all things about it. The cars, the music, the products, the industry and most of all the people. I remember walking through MasterTech in Mesa AZ a couple years ago with Todd. It was amazing to see the relationships he had with everyone. Todd will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with Judy and family. RIP my friend.

  • Like many people my connection with Todd was thru our love cars and mobile electronics which evolved to a personal friendship over many years. When we relocated to AZ earlier this year one of my highlight points was that I could spend more time with Todd. Very sad for his passing but happy with all of our memeories.

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