Posted On June 13th, 2010 -


Dr. Judith Ramseyer, age 75 of Honolulu, Hawaii died on June 7, 2010 at the Palolo Hospice Hawai’i House. She first came to Hawaii in 1962 as an intern at Queen’s Hospital. After eight years as an instructor on the mainland, Judy returned to Honolulu in 1971 for her residency in internal medicine at Queen’s Hospital. After a few years as a researcher and consultant in endocrinology at UCSD (San Diego), Judy returned once again to Honolulu in 1975 as an assistant professor at UH. Her friends said if she left again, they were not throwing her another going away party.

Judy was drawn to the diversity and generosity of the Hawaiian Islands. She was associate professor, supervisor, TB doctor, volunteer at the Waikiki Health Center in the 1970’s, then volunteer at both the CRCH (Cancer Reaerch Center of Hawaii) and the Bishop Museum since 1998. Over the past twenty years Judy also helped with the Hiroshima A-Bomb survivors medical examinations in Honolulu. Sailing and hiking enthusiast and long time member of the Kokokahi Sailing Club and HTMC (Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club), Judy’s contributions and interests were deep and varied. Those who knew Judy admired her strength of character and conviction. She leaves behind one brother, two sisters and a legion of friends.

If desired, send contributions to Hospice Hawai’i, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817-5018 or to a charity of your choice.

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