Howard Joseph Ramagli, Jr. ’72, 61, of Lynchburg, Va., born May 25, 1950, died June 14 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Ramagli worked at Lynchburg College as director of information services and technology for the last 10 years. In 1972, he received a B.A. in psychology from Davidson.
He was active in theater, a DJ at the college radio station, and a sound engineer and technical director of his student union. Ramagli also received a master’s degree in education from Harvard in June 1974. Ramagli then traveled to Gainesville, Fla., to pursue his Ph.D. in educational psychology.
While in Gainesville, he also hosted a television show at WUFT, served as vice president of the Gainesville Little Theater, and worked on a master of fine arts in acting and directing.
Ramagli received his Ph.D. in 1979 and his M.F.A. in 1980 from the University of Florida. In his professional life, Ramagli was always at the forefront of research on the educational use of technological advancements, presenting and publishing many papers on the topic.
He never lost his love or practice of theater, continuing as an accomplished actor and director in community theaters wherever he lived, including Lynchburg, Va.
He was the son of the late Howard J. Ramagli, Sr. and the late Lois E. Ramagli.
He is survived by his son, H. Joseph Ramagli III (Susanne Stover); his stepdaughter, Janis Taube (Alexander Hillel); his brother, Louis S. Ramagli (Camilla); his sister, Carolyn R. Cahill (David), 95 White Pine Dr., Tullahoma, TN 37388-5368; nephews, Sean Cahill and Brian Ramagli; nieces, Michelle Cahill and Lori Ramagli; and beloved dog, Rascal.