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Ronald Ravitch

Ronald L. "Ron" Ravitch

Friday, August 4th, 1939 - Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
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Obituary

Ronald L. “Ron” Ravitch, 80, of Coloma, died on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Spectrum Health-Lakeland in St. Joseph.

A celebration of life service will be held at 12PM on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at B’nai Sholom Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 3PM until 5PM on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at the funeral home. A Masonic Service will be held at 4:30PM on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benton Harbor Lions Clubs, PO Box 8822, Benton Harbor, MI, 49023, Shriners Hospital for Children- Chicago, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707, or Temple B’nai Shalom, 2050 Broadway, Benton Harbor, MI 49022. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Ron was born on August 4, 1939, to Samuel & Garnet (Zuraval) Ravitch in Benton Harbor. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1957. Ron proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for over 20 years before his retirement. On July 27, 1985, Ron married Catherine Lindenfeld in St. Joseph. Ron worked as the Director of On-Campus Suspension at Coloma Community Schools for over ten years before his retirement.

Ron was a member of Shriners, Benton Harbor Masonic Lodge, Berrien County Republican Party, Coloma Rod & Gun Club and past Governor of the Benton Harbor Lions Club. Some of his most memorable achievements was being one of the first members of Special Operations (Green Beret) under the Kennedy Administration and being the Regional Aid for Congressman Siljander in the 1980’s.

Ron is survived by his wife of 34 years Catherine Ravitch; children, Anastacia (Mark) Axtel, Abraham “Abe” Ravitch, Tammie (Travis) O’Neal, Jennie Ravitch; stepchildren, Donald “Jim” (Gretchen) Meyer and Thomas Meyer; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents Samuel & Garnet Ravitch and brother Paul Ravitch.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 25th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Saturday, July 25th, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    Address
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    A Masonic Service will be held at 4:30PM on Saturday at the funeral home.
  • Service

    Sunday, July 26th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Sunday, July 26th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    Address
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Benton Harbor Lions Clubs, PO Box 8822, Benton Harbor, MI, 49023, Shriners Hospital for Children- Chicago, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707, or Temple B’nai Shalom, 2050 Broadway, Benton Harbor, MI 49022.
  • Interment

    Location
    B'nai Sholom Cemetery
    Address
    1325 S. Crystal Ave.
    Benton Harbor, MI 49022
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Janis Guckenberger

Posted at 07:38pm
Dear Catherine, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I hope Ron's life gave you memories too beautiful to forget. I will always remember that twinkle in Ron's eye which made him look as if he was up to something. Peace & love, Janis Guckenberger
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Norm Ferguson

Posted at 01:52pm
We spent many happy Thursday afternoons with Ron at the Senior Center playing cribbage. Ron always had a good tale to share and we enjoyed his company. His was a life well lived.

Norm & Jan Ferguson

Elizabeth Kunkel

Posted at 11:30am
Catherine and family, I was so sorry to hear of Ron's death. Peace be with you in your grief.

Elizabeth Kunkel
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Clif Adams

Posted at 08:27pm
Sad news. Ron was a childhood hero for me. I first saw Ron when he put on a Judo demonstration for us when I was in grade school (River School). I only met him a few times but the last time I saw him he was helping to raise money for a good cause at Rogers Grocery. It was a great day for me because I got to tell him what a great influence he was for me. God bless you Ron.
Clif Adams
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Steven Levitan

Posted at 07:07pm
Sending love and respect for my Cuz Ron and the entire Ravitch Family.
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