MILFORD, DE – Dominic J. Ravida, 90, of Ocean View, DE, died Friday, July 1, 2011 at Delaware Hospice in Milford, DE. Mr. Ravida was born in Albany, the son of Antonio and Josephine Alberti Ravida. He lived in Albany and Loudonville most of his life until moving to Rockville, MD and recently Ocean View, Delaware. Mr. Ravida was a graduate of Albany High School, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Cooner. He was employed by Simmons Machine Tool, Strecks Machine Shop, and for many years, Atlas Copco. He was a parishioner of the former St. Francis DeSales Church in Loudonville, and was a member of the VFW.
Mr. Ravida was predeceased by his beloved wife Regina Robak Ravida. He is survived by his loving son and daughter in law Robert and Peggie Ravida of Ocean View, DE; his brother Thomas Ravida of Cohoes; his grandchildren Robert Jr., James and Nicole; and by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters Margaret Kalkbrenner and Mary Benoit; his brothers Jerome, Joseph, Anthony “Lefty”, Sebastian “Bosti,” Michael, Charles, and Angelo Ravida.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 8:00 AM, and from there to Christ Our Light Catholic Church (formerly St. Francis DeSales Church), 1 Maria Drive, Loudonville at 9:00 AM. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 6-8 PM. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, Colonie. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Delaware Hospice.
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Our family was honored we could celebrate Dom’s 90th birthday with him this spring. What a lovely man who will be deeply missed.
John and Rosemary Manfreda
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Your dad was such a wonderful, full of life person. We are so happy we got to see him on June 12th since we couldn’t make it to his birthday celebration in March.
Rosemary and John
Jack and Sally Cyran
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. I’ll always remember Dom’s weed free,immaculate lawn, and how hard he worked on his Krug Court property………One of the last great generation…..and a genuinely nice man and great neighbor for 40+ years…….Take care..
Jack and Sally
Dom was a wonderful man who will be missed by us all. I’m so glad I got to know him during his years living with you, and think fondly of his beautiful gardens.
Drew and Meg Whitbeck
We are blessed to have known such a wonderful man! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lots of Love,
Drew and Meg