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RAVITTS, MARY SCUDELLARI

In her own words, "an unworthy servant of the Lord who received mercy", arrived in Heaven Tuesday morning, June 22, after a courageous year-long struggle with Adenoid-Cystic Carcinoma. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Ravitts of Columbia, MD, whom she married on Easter Sunday of 1979; by her daughter and son -in-law Annemarie and Anthony Martinez of Colorado; and by a grandchild soon to be born. A native of Long Island, Mrs. Ravitts was a visiting nurse and hospice volunteer with St. Agnes Healthcare of Baltimore. Previously, she was a family ombudsman for a U.S. Navy submarine to which her husband was assigned. Living in Illinois before Joseph entered the Navy, she helped found both a pro-life organization and a hospice group. And in Illinois today, one young man whom she prevented from being aborted is now a police officer. Friends may call at the family owned Slack Funeral Home, P.A. 3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City on Saturday and Sunday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated at St. Louis Catholic Church, 12500 Clarksville Pike, (Rt. 108), Clarksville MD, on Monday at 10 a.m. Interment St. Louis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may direct memorials in Mrs. Ravitts' name to the Bill Rudge Ministries, P.O. Box 108, Sharon, PA 16146-0108.


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