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Deborah A. Ramsaur

Deborah Ann Ramsaur served as the secretary to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Lieutenant General Timothy J. Maude. Deborah loved her job and loved being a member of the Department of Defense. On weekends, she would wear a “hooah!” T-shirt, proudly and affectionately displaying a word associated with soldiers. 

Deborah’s husband, John, says she was a supermom, donating her time to raising their two children, Ann, age 7, and Brian, age 5. She would fill their time together with trips to the park, to soccer games and to swimming lessons. 

John and Deborah met in Germany while both were employed by the Department of Defense. They were married for more than eight years, living the last three years in Annandale, Virginia. 

Deborah is also survived by her mother, Joyce LaRoche, and her maternal aunt, Irma Meek, both of Rochester, New York. A younger brother, Ernest LaRoche, Jr., lives with his family in Florida, and her youngest brother, David LaRoche, lives in Rochester with his family. Deborah was preceded in death by her father, Ernest, Sr.
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