Robert E. "Zeke" Ravier, 77, of Upper Saucon Twp., died Sunday, December 16, 2012 at his home. He is the husband of Kathleen "Kay" S. (Jamicky) Ravier.

Born in Spring Valley, Upper Saucon Twp. on August 10, 1935 to the late Charles J. and Minnie E. (Eisenhart) Ravier. He served our country faithfully in the US Army as a Sergeant (T) during the Korean War. He was an agent for Prudential Insurance Agency in Kutztown for 20 years until his retirement.

Robert was a member of Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bethlehem; life member of VFW Post 9264, Macungie, Spring Valley Sportsmen's Club, Se-Wy-Co Fire Co. and Honorary member of Beethoven Waldheim, and Puerto Rican Beneficial Society and numerous other organizations. He was one of four original inductees into the Tri-County Baseball League Hall of Fame. He was proud of helping the youth as a Lehigh County Juvenile Probation Councilor for 20 years.

Survivors: In addition to his loving wife of 53 years; sons: John C. and his wife Terry and James R. and his wife Carol all of Hellertown; siblings: Barbara wife of Allan Richards of Hudson, NC and James L. and his wife Karole of Bath; step sister: Sandra L. Frey of Center Valley; grandsons: Joshua A. and Robert J.

Services: Family and friends are invited to call 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 4101 Old Bethlehem Pike, Bethlehem followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. The interment will conclude services at Union Cemetery of Hellertown. Arrangements are by the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. – Hellertown.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Church, 4101 Old Bethlehem Pike Bethlehem, PA 18015 or the Spring Valley Sportsmen's Club, care of 1215 Second Ave. Hellertown, PA 18055.

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Sally grim    12-17-2012

Our thoughts & prayers are with the family during your time of sorrow. Zeke was a great person.
With Sympathy,
Sally & Rich

old friend of family

Larry Patton    12-18-2012

I do not know if you remember me. My dad ran the Girl Scout camp and I was a friend of your husbands brother Paul. Zeke was older but I remember him and all the family with good thoughts Larry Patton


ed and sandy dreisbach    12-18-2012

Kay, our sincere condolences to you and your family. talking to rich at the sands he always gave us info on zeke again, our sincere condolences sandy and eddie


PATTI ADAMS    12-18-2012

Please know we are thinking of you and Terry and family. We send our love and prayers.

Fae Danner    12-18-2012

Kay, I have just learned of Zeke's passing. Please know that my sympathy is with you and your family at this sad time. I know he had been suffering and believe God has welcomed him into a more peaceful place.
My sympathy and love,

Long Time Friend

Edward Feher    12-18-2012

Kay,I just want to express my sympathy
for you loss. Zeke
was a friend to me
for a very long time
Zeke will be missed
and my prayers are
with you. Love

Coopersburg Calvary Softball

Tim Gill    12-18-2012

Mrs. Ravier,

Over the past four years I have gotten to know your husband, Zeke quite well. I am a member of Spring Valley and my softball team also used the baseball field for our church softball games. I know that the kindness and love that I witnessed through his work with the troubled youths has made a difference in those young adults. Zeke's smile was contagious and will be missed. May the Lord Bless you and provide comfort during this difficult time. Zeke will be missed.

Debbie    12-22-2012

my sympathies are with you are your family I would sit with zeke at leithsville tavern on occasion and had some good laughs and learned a lot from him and what he did through the years I hope that his teachings went a long way and got many laughs too along the way May you know that hes looking at us and smiling He ll be remembered and missed

Stacy Kebort-Harvin    12-22-2012

I haven't seen you in years but I'm so sorry to hear about Bob. Just know he's in a better safer place now.

God Bless Always

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