Norm Ravis, 70, of Winter Garden Florida, passed away on Thursday March 17, 2021 at Health Central Orlando Health in Ocoee, FL.
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Norm was born on July 7, 1950 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan; son of the late Phyliss and Joseph Ravis.
Norm is survived by his wife, Karen (Anelle) Ravis.
Norm was a U.S. Veteran in the United States Navy and proudly served as an EN 4300 Engine Mechanic specializing in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration on the Naval Ship Steinaker (DD-863). Norm was a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal. Norm was a CNC Programmer and worked at TRW in Sterling Heights, MI and EPM in Marlette MI.
Norm’s colorful life included favorite hobbies such as fishing with his boys, playing with his grandchildren, golf, and taking long leisurely motorcycle rides with his wife to wherever the road led them. His favorite stop was any ice cream parlor or someplace to buy his wife earrings.
Besides his wife Karen, Norm was survived by 2 sons; Michael and Joseph Ravis of Clinton Township, MI
Norm was also Step-Father for over 30 years to Cory Sitter (Toni) of Roseville, MI, Brian Stankiewicz (Debbie) of Deerfield, OH, Brenda Evan (Robert) of Erie, PA, Beverly Morris (William) of Clermont, FL, Michael Pinter (Dawn) of Erie, PA, Lori Pinter of Erie, PA. Norm also had an adopted son Terrance Tilmon of Browndeer, WI. Norm was also survived by 11 Grandchildren (Eric, Jessica, Stephanie, Stephen, Asher, Michelle, Brittany, Nathaniel, Emery, Johnathon, Kayla, and 1 Great Granddaughter, Mary. Brother Tom (Noreen) Ravis and one sister Terri Braun. Norm was also Father to two fur babies; Benny and Johnny whom he loved dearly.
Norm was preceded in death by his parents and one Great Grandson Colton Michael Evan of Erie, PA.
In honor of Norm’s wishes, in lieu of a formal funeral, there will be a celebration of life at his Daughter Beverly’s home in Clermont, FL on Thursday March 25, 2021 at sunset. Please contact Karen or Beverly for address.
The scattering of Norm's ashes will be held privately along the Detroit River and burial of the remaining ashes at a Veteran Cemetery in Michigan.
The family is eternally grateful to have Norm’s funeral arrangements coordinated with the loving care and guidance of Winter Oak Funeral Home & Cremations; 1132 East Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787.