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Raymond R. Ravotti

Died: Sun., Apr. 2, 2017


2:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 04, 2017
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Wed., Apr. 05, 2017
Location: St. Mary, Mother of God Church

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Raymond R. Ravotti, 84, of Freeport, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Saxony Health Center in Saxonburg. Ray was born in the Butler Junction section of Freeport on June 6, 1932. He was the son of the late Clara (Conti) and Mario Ravotti Sr. He was a lifetime member of St. Mary Mother of God Church, Freeport. He had been an active member of his church and was an usher and a member of the funeral choir. Ray was a 1950 graduate of Freeport High School. Ray enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War. After the war, he came home to Freeport and went to work at the old Freeport Hardware Store. He worked as a manager until the time of the store's closing in the early 1990s. He then went to work for Westerman's Hardware Store in Sarver for a number of years. Ray was a honorary member of the Freeport Volunteer Fire Department. He was a longtime member of the White Star Club and the Freeport Eagles. Ray had served on the old Freeport Pool Association board and had volunteered for many years for the Freeport International Baseball Invitational. He was an avid bowler and was involved in many different bowling leagues in the area. He had enjoyed playing in the bocce ball league at the White Star Club. Ray loved to spend time with his large family and attending his grandchildren's numerous activities. Ray is survived by wife of 54 years, Loretta M. (Nowikowski) Ravotti; their four daughters, Deborah L. and Thomas Showers, of Freeport, Louise M. and Rob Kosecki, of Freeport, Lisa A. and Scott McCrea, of South Buffalo Township, Paula J. and Rick Lowry, of Buffalo Township; and their son, Del Raymond and Jennifer Ravotti, of Winfield Township. Ray is also survived by his 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Theresa and Roger Kalmeyer, of Freeport, and Della Miller, of Queensland, Australia; and four brothers, Mario and Barbara Ravotti, of Freeport, Edward "Butch" and Claudia Ravotti, of Brackenridge, Guido and Sandra Ravotti, of Freeport, and Allen "Chip" and Loretta Ravotti, of Ford City. He was preceded by his two brothers, Dominic J. Ravotti and Robert Ravotti, and his brother-in-law, William Miller. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at REDMOND FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 High St. in Freeport. Everyone is pleased asked to meet at St. Mary Mother of God Church in Freeport at 10 a.m. April 5 for a Mass of Christian burial with Father Ronald Maquinana officiating. A family burial will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery in Freeport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Mother of God Church, 608 High St., Freeport, PA 16229. To send a condolence, visit www.redmondfuneralhomeinc.com.

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Shari stull
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
God Bless your family at this difficult time. Shari Dilick, Stull

David & Kathy Zembrowski
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Our deepest sympathy. May the angels lead this good man to paradise.

Shari Carson
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Praying for your peace and comfort during this time. Cherish all our your memories and celebrate his life. He is with our Heavenly Father.

Sue Pajer
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Paula and families, You have my deepest sympathy at this time of sorrow. I know what your father meant to all of your family. He was always thier when you needed him.He will be sadly missed by all. Prayers are with you. Suzie

George Martin and Mary Williams Martin
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Please accept our sympathy on your loss ... a good man dedicated to his faith and giving of his time and talent to the church. May he enjoy eternal rest.

Meg Bailey
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Very sorry for the family. Uncle Ray was a good man. Thinking of you all. Love, Meg

Sarah Belles
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
We are all very sorry for your loss. Mr. Ravotti was a very loved and respected part of Freeport and will be greatly missed.
~The Belles Family

The Otterman Family
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
To the Ravotti Family:
You have our deepest sympathy. I worked with Ray My Sr. year at the Hardware Store. He sure made working FUN. Great Boss and Friend who will be missed very much. May He rest in peace.

Thomas Kendall
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. He was a very good man, he will be missed.

Jack Laux
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017

Faye Davis
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
Loretta & family: My sincere sympathy-may he rest with God!

Justin DeAngelis
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Freeport Volunteer Fire Department.

Deepest sympathy and condolences from Freeport Volunteer Fire Department and Freeport Emergency Medical Services

Jean Rupert
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
Please accept my sympathy for your loss. I will miss my visits with him.

Nina DiBello
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by The DiBello Family.

Our prayers are with you Paula and your family at this time of sadness. Our deepest sympathies, Chuck, Nina, Brandon and Nicole DiBello

Carol Cyphert
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
My deepest sympathies to all of Ray's family members. I've always known Ray to be a sweet and kind man and I know your loss is great. May God sustain you in this painful time.

Phyllis & Ed Petras
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
Ed and I were sorry to read of Ray's passing.Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the whole Ravotti family.

Linda C Anthony
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
Lisa and family,Our deepest sympathy for your loss,may he rest in peace.

Jack & Beverly Bowser
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
So sorry for your loss, (Mooch) will be missed by many. Freeport lost another good resident. JAck & Beverly Bowser

Brant Dempster
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Ray was always a friendly and recognizable face of the community. I'll always remember him from the Freeport hardware and Westerman's stores.

Rene Johnston
   Posted Tue April 04, 2017
To The Ravotti Family,

You have our sincere sympathies in the passing of Ray. May your memories bring you comfort at this most difficult time.

The Johnston Family

Debbie (Ravotti) Moore
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
Dear Ravotti family,

You all are in my heart, and I pray for the Holy Spirit to comfort you through this time.
Gods love for us is stronger then any sorry we face. Let Him love you through your pain and grieving. He will be there for you!

Love you all,
Debbie (Ravotti) Moore

Tina Prato
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Mr. Ravotti was a really sweet and kind person. Prayers for strength and healing at this difficult time.

John & Jeaunna Karabinos
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
Our sincerest condolences for this loss of your loved one. Ray was one of those people who made us feel welcomed to the Freeport community when we moved here. He was a very kind and gentle man who was a pleasure to know. We are very sure he will be missed by the entire Freeport Area.

Bill and Jessica Kronen
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this tough time.
May peace be with your family during this time.

Jim and Alison Weber
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
Just seeing this sad news but want to express our condolences at the loss of your loved one! God Bless you all.

Patricia J Gorski (Diller)
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
I was saddened to hear of Ray's passing. I'm terribly sorry that I missed his viewing. Ray was very good friends with my mother, Jeanne Diller. And I went to St. Mary's with Del Ray for eight years. Very dear memories growing up. Ray was a very kind and generous man, always smiling. My heart-felt prayers are with all of you. Patt Gorski (Patti Diller)

Carrie, Walter, Karlie, Casey, Kellie, Chelsey & Greg Hill
   Posted Thu April 06, 2017
Our deepest sympathies reach out to all of Ray's Family, especially his wife. His smiling face will be sadly missed in Freeport. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

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