Ralph E. Ravegum, 91, Stevens, WWII vet, Denver Legion president, Federal Mogul worker

By on February 17, 2016

Ralph E. Ravegum, 91, of Stevens, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at Denver Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Rothsville to the late Frank and Lizzie (Kurtz) Ravegum, and was the husband of the late Helen (Good) Ravegum.

He was a member of the Horsemen’s Club in Denver, was the past president of the Denver Legion, and a member of the Amvets, Denver. He owned a horse named Black Jack and was a World War II veteran in the Army. Ralph worked as a tool and die maker for Federal Mogul for 40 years.

Ralph is survived by two brothers: Melvin and Ivan Ravegum, both of Rothsville; step-grandchildren; and step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son: Sydney Ravegum; four brothers: Galen, William, Emery, and John Ravegum; and two sisters: Esther and Pauline Ravegum.

A viewing will be held Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 12 to 1 p.m., at the Stradling Funeral Home, 201 Church Ave., Ephrata, followed by his funeral service at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Robert W. Lowden officiating. Interment will take place in the Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Ralph’s memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy, 4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy, PA 17552.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

 

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