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Oct. 18, 1931 – Aug. 14, 2013

Carol Meyer Ramsey, managing partner in her family’s Carl Meyer’s Hof restaurant, died Aug. 14 in ElderWood Health Care at Wedgewood, Amherst, surrounded by loved ones. She was 81.

Mrs. Ramsey was a granddaughter of Carl Meyer, who opened the German restaurant at 45 Court St. in 1933.

She owned and operated the popular downtown restaurant with her brother, the late Charles L. Meyer, for more than 20 years.

The former Carol Eleanor Meyer, a native of Buffalo, was educated at St. Vincent, Mount St. Joseph’s and Canisius College.

She was the widow of Charles Knight Ramsey Jr.

Her daughter Margaret K. Hey died in 2012.

She is survived by another daughter, Elisabeth Ramsey.

She is also survived by her partner, Richard Gliem. They retired together in the Florida Keys, sharing a love for the tropical lifestyle with extended family and friends.

Mrs. Ramsey returned to the Buffalo area last year.

A celebration of life for family and friends will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Templeton Landing, Buffalo.