Bob Ravenstein
1944 - 2021

Bobby Joe Ravenstein, 77, of Chelmsford, MA died Monday, November 29, 2021 at Lahey Clinic Hospital in Burlington, MA from complications due to Covid-19. He was married to the late Maria (Molina) Ravenstein, who died on November 27, 2021, also of complications due to Covid-19—two hearts, one soul.

Born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in 1944, he was the son of the late Nyal Ravenstein and Ruby (Schlimme) Ravenstein. He graduated from Central High School in Cape Girardeau, MO, with the class of 1962. Then he graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He owned and operated Bomara Associates of Chelmsford, MA for 40 years—a technology firm he started in 1981. He was an active member of WB1GOF, the Police Amateur Radio Team of Westford, and a lifetime member of the ARRL. Bob was also a member of the First Parish Unitarian Universal Church of Chelmsford, MA.

His FCC Extra Ham Radio callsign was W1FDR, He was an Eagle Scout and member of the Order of the Arrow. He enjoyed skiing, radio fox hunting and golfing.

He is survived by his son Eric David Ravenstein (KD9EQY) and partner Nadine Plessow of Chicago, IL, and daughter Yalin Lisa Ravenstein Murdock and husband John Edgar Murdock IV–"Sean"–of Darien, CT, and their three grandchildren Jack Murdock, Patrick Murdock, Emilia Murdock… and his beloved cat Winston.

Published by Lowell Sun on Dec. 5, 2021.
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I've known Bob since he was a paperboy delivering Southeast Missourian Newspapers in the Rodney Vista area of Cape Girardeau, MO in the 1950s. We also attended high school together although in different classes. He had a contagious smile and a great sense of humor. He was just an all-around good guy. My sympathy and prayers go out to his many friends and family. He will be missed.
G. Paul Corbin
December 12, 2021
I offer my sympathy to the Ravenstein children and grandchildren for the loss of their mother followed by their father.
David Eric Heil K8MN
December 6, 2021
Eric and Yalin, we are so sad to hear the news of your parents' passing. although we do not know you, we're neighbors at 9 Lafayette Terrace and would be glad to offer our assistance in any way that may help. There must be a lot to do, and know that your parents are in are hearts.
Betsy White, and Peter White
December 5, 2021
Please, accept our heartfelt condolences. May our Lord comfort the family in these trying times...
Ricardo and Dee Machado
December 4, 2021
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