The Obit For Shaye Ramont

R. Shaye Ramont

Published in Lansing State Journal on June 21, 2011

R. Shaye Ramont East Lansing Born August 6, 1960, in Yakima, Washington to Richard and Janet Ramont.

Shaye went to be with his Heavenly Father on June 19, 2011, at the age of 50. He succumbed to the cancer he fought so valiantly for so many years. Shaye inspired countless others with his smile, strength, and positive attitude through each and every battle. He never complained and considered it his opportunity to help others with their struggles.

Shaye was a 1979 graduate of Waverly High School. One of his greatest passions was baseball and he attended and played at Oral Roberts University, Grand Valley State, and in the minor leagues with the Montreal Expos.

He sponsored and played with the Ramont Auto Sales Team which won many tournaments. He was a member of the championship team in the 2007 Roy Hobbs World Series, pitching 15 innings at the age of 47 after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis just one year earlier.

Shaye worked in the automotive industry for 30 years, owning several dealerships, currently Best Automotive Group of Lansing.

Shaye was a loving husband and father to his children whom he adored. They will be comforted with the knowledge that they now have an additional guardian angel looking over them. He also held a special place in his heart for his cottage on Little Glen Lake where he spent many summers with his family.

Shaye was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and was a devout Catholic with a deep faith and love of God.

Shaye is survived by his wife Lisa; children, Shaye Patrick, Javin, Jacob, Calla, Sophie, and twins Audrey and Charlie; father, Richard Ramont; mother, Janet Ramont; sister, Monique Ramont; grandmother, Lenore Rood; aunts, Susie (Mick) Zirngible and Julie Carr who was very special to him; mother-in-law, Cynthia Green; niece, Courtney Ramont; cousins, Suzanne Carr and Lindsey Pelton.

The Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, June 23, at 11:00 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 955 Alton Rd, East Lansing with the Rev. Jerry Vincke, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday, June 22 from 5-8 p.m. where a Rosary will be prayed at 8:00 p.m. The family will also receive friends at the church on Thursday one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the Ramont Children's Irrevocable Trust, PO Box 323, East Lansing, MI 48826.

A special thank you to Jimmy Lotoszinski, Shaye's best friend, who was always at his side.

Shaye you are our inspiration! You've taught us to never give up, and that God's miracles are possible and plentiful.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing.