Melissa L. Ravas, age 46, of Shaler Twp., unexpectedly, on Sunday, March 21, 2021. Beloved wife of Patrick Ravas; loving mother of Nathan and Adam “A.J.” Ravas; cherished daughter of Edward and Nancy Bender; dear sister of Douglas (Stacie) Bender and nephew Dexter; daughter-in-law of Margaret and the late Joseph Ravas; sister-in-law of Michael Ravas, Douglas Ravas, Holly (Jeffrey) Smith, and Ryan Ravas; beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews. Melissa was a Secondary Math Teacher for the Shaler Area School District. She was a proud graduate of Duquesne University. Throughout her career, she was an advocate for Public Education, a former Union President, and an active member of PSEA. Friends will be received on Thursday and Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Liturgy outside of Mass will be held on Saturday at 10:30 AM in St. Matthew Parish, All Saints Church, Etna. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma.
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