John Robert (Bob) Ramella, a long time Charleston realtor, passed away peacefully at his home on October 29, 2019.
Born in Ohio, Bob’s family moved to Florida. He attended Florida State University where he played on the tennis team, and sang in the Acapella ensemble. After college he developed successful careers in the computer industry, the jewelry business and as a real estate broker. In 2002 he moved to Florence, SC to care for his parents He was a talented singer and performed in local theatre productions. A champion shag dancer he competed for years in the SC Shag Association events in Myrtle Beach. Bob was very proud of his numerous real estate industry designations, especially those pertaining to investments. He shared his wealth of expertise generously and graciously advising colleagues and encouraging new agents. He was an active member of the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors serving on the Legislative Committee. He volunteered with Historic Charleston Foundation’s Tour of Homes and Gardens, Dock Street Theatre and for many years sang with Grace Cathedral Choir. He was an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Charleston. Bob loved to travel, recently visiting Cuba and sailing in the Caribbean. He was an accomplished cook who loved preparing dinner parties for his friends. He took great joy in knowing hundreds of friends he met from around the world. Bob felt truly blessed by his local friends and clients. When he spoke of them he did so with enthusiasm and love. His proudest stories were of helping his friends with their real estate needs.
He is survived by his sons Scott Ramella & Charles Ramella along with 5 grandchildren and extended family. A memorial service will be held Thursday November 14th from 1-3PM at McAlister-Smith located at 5638 N. Rhett Ave. n. Chaleston SC 29406 .
One of Bob’s dearest charities was Dragon Boat Charleston whose mission is Promoting Physical & Mental Wellness Among Cancer Survivors and Their Community Through Dragon Boating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dragon Boat Charleston “Ramella’s Crew” . Checks will be accepted at the memorial and link will follow Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted to www.mcalister-smith.com.