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James A. Ravarino


1948 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
James A. Ravarino Obituary
James A. Ravarino
1948 ~ 2015
Jim Ravarino passed away on May 27, 2015 at his home from a heart attack. He was born August 11, 1948 to Angelo and Joyce Ravarino in Salt Lake City, UT. He graduated from Judge Memorial Catholic High school then attended Stevens Henniger College. He was inducted into the U.S. Army with his lifetime friend, Larry Canoso, on March 22, 1967. He served courageously with his brothers in arms in Vietnam. Afterwards, he joined his father in their family business, Ravarino Produce Company. Later, he drove longhaul for Cargo Link. Jimmy loved and lived his life to the fullest.
Jimmy's passions could be summed up with anything to do with gold prospecting and guns. He also enjoyed boating and camping with his family. Jimmy dabbled in collecting art. He was always looking for a lost Rembrandt to be found. Jimmy loved his fireworks, especially anything that shot in the air. Jimmy was a story teller. If you knew Jimmy, then you knew a story. His stories were fun to listen to but you had to be patient as his stories took time to develop but nonetheless there was always a punchline and you found yourself laughing to yourself hours later.
He married Mary Willey on March 8, 1975. Jim is survived by his wife Mary, sons Gregg (Christina), Scott (Cori), Brian, and Russ(Natalie), 8 Grandchildren, Charese, Anthony, Madison, Jordan, Boston, McKenzie, Jesse, and Dylan, brothers Danny (Carol), John (Pat), and sisters Mary Kay (Todd) and Carol (Jim). He was preceded in death by his parents, Angelo and Joyce and his brother Michael.
Jimmy will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Graveside memorial service will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 11:00 am at Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park, 17111 S. Camp Williams Rd. in Bluffdale, UT. A celebration of his life will be held at St. Vincents Catholic Church Social Hall on Friday June 5, 2015 at 1:00 pm, 1375 E. Spring Lane in Salt Lake City. Online condolences may be shared at www.jenkins-soffe.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wounded Warriors www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune from May 31 to June 1, 2015
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