Robert Ravenstahl, Sr.

August 02, 2021 - September 01, 2015

Bob, age 90, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Loving husband to Joan (Robesh) for 63 years; loving father of Robert (Cindy), Kurt (Cathy), Linda (Raymond) Gruss, Daniel (the late Maureen), and Joanne (Ned) Feeney; Bob was also the proud grandfather of 16; and great-grandfather of nine. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jeanette (Soupene); and father, John Roy Ravenstahl; as well as his brother, John; and sisters, Marguerite Bachor and Jeanne Ley. Bob proudly served his country as a U.S. Marine aboard the USS Anderson during World War 2. On his return he served the city of Pittsburgh Fire Department for over 20 years and retired as the Deputy Fire Chief. Later he went on to serve in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Bob was a member of the American Legion Observatory Post #81, Allegheny Elks Lodge #339, the Three Rivers Leatherneck Detachment #310 and AARP Chapter #1435. Friends will be received Thursday from 5-8 p.m. and Friday 12-3 and 6-9 p.m. at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 806 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp. A Mass of Christian Burial will be in Incarnation of the Lord Church, 4071 Franklin Rd., Pgh., PA 15214 on Saturday 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Marine Corps League, Three Rivers Leatherneck Detachment #310, P.O. Box 15433, Pgh., PA 15237.

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  • Louise Carlino

    To the Ravensthal Family I would like to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences on the loss of your father and grandfather . As a friend of my late Dad..He always said. "Bob served as the best friend of the North SIde." God Bless with Prayers

  • Curt and Joan Bagley

    So sorry for your loss

  • Paul Wilhelm

    We were surprised and very sorry to hear of Bob’s death. Our sympathies are with Joan and family members.

  • Kathie Mellish

    To the Ravenstahl family so sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Robert Sr. Passing . I enjoyed your mom and Dad. They were always good people. The trips they took with the arrap club . My Mom and Father enjoyed those trips . My parent’s were friend’s with them a long time. They were Andy and Kay Hornack. I enjoyed talking to Mr. Robert Sr and his wife Joan. Bob I always talked with you about business things. What a great family the Ravenstahl. I will miss talking to him. He was a great man with a great family. Bless all of you in this time of need. Your Dad is in a wonderful place. May God open his arms to him. Kathie and Michael Mellish .

  • Tom Martin

    Linda, Please accept my condolences to you and your family for your father’s passing. I hope your days turn from sadness to fond recollections of your father’s life and your time together. Respectfully, Tom Martin

  • Melinda Ellison

    Linda and Family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your father. My you find strength through the support of your family and those who love you. You will all remain in my thoughts.


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