Bock Funeral Home

1500 Mt. Royal Boulevard
Glenshaw, PA 15116
412-486-8500

Obituaries:

Melissa L. Ravas

Sunday, March 21, 2021

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.

Condolences

Wes Shipley 22-Mar-2021 09:41 AM

Words cannot express my heartfelt condolences to Melissa's husband, sons and family. Melissa always advocated for students through her work with PSEA and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Anne Frazier 22-Mar-2021 10:09 AM

Please accept my sincere condolences to Melissa’s family. Melissa was a wonderful teacher, friend and SAEA/PSEA fighter.
Blessings to you all.

Deena Su 22-Mar-2021 10:49 AM

Melissa was an amazing mom, friend, teacher, advocate for educators, and an inspiration to all that knew her. She touched so many lives. She was a dear friend to me and a role model/mentor in many ways. Prayers to her family at this difficult time. She was so loved and will be greatly missed.

Shannon Howard 22-Mar-2021 11:24 AM

Melissa will be missed terribly. Our thoughts and prayers to Patrick, Nathan, AJ and her entire family. Our Shaler family surrounds you with support in this difficult time.

Crystal McGrath-Minta 22-Mar-2021 01:15 PM

Prayers to the family. Im so sorry for your loss. ♥️

Karen Salego 22-Mar-2021 05:00 PM

Prayers to Pat, Nathan,and AJ and her whole family. I met Melissa watching our boys play soccer. She loved her family and friends and will be greatly missed but not forgotten due to her impact on this community. She sure was a special person.

Miller 22-Mar-2021 05:02 PM

Our deepest condolences to the Ravas family

Traci King James 22-Mar-2021 07:32 PM

I swam with Melissa at Duquesne- she was always a bright light at every practice- I don’t think I ever saw her without a smile on her face. Sending my deepest sympathy.

Bethany Bradley 22-Mar-2021 11:02 PM

Melissa was a wonderful, witty, and supportive person. She will be missed.

Skylar Timko 23-Mar-2021 07:26 AM

Melissa is the best woman I will going to miss her and I already know she passed away and I hope enthan and aj will see her body and hug her and I am prying if I not going to the funeral home and so I wish they could help and take it out so please god help Melissa to get better?

Jennifer Poller-Prince 23-Mar-2021 08:40 AM

Heartfelt condolences to your family. Met Melissa through soccer and she always had a smile on her face. Please know we are thinking of your family and the boys.

Carolyn Painter 23-Mar-2021 09:35 AM

Melissa's was an amazing girl who grew into a wonderful woman, wife, mother, friend, teacher. She lit up the room when she was in it. Our hearts ache for Patrick, Nathan, AJ, Ed, Nancy, Doug, Stacie, and all her family, friends , and students. Gone too soon, Heaven gained an angel.

Brian and Susan Buzzatto 23-Mar-2021 11:51 AM

Our deepest condolences to the Ravas family

Chrissy walzer 23-Mar-2021 03:01 PM

From all of us at Mount Alvernia Day Care, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Betsy & TJ Cool 23-Mar-2021 04:44 PM

Missy was once a babysitter for our girls and afterwards lived with us to finish out her senior year of high school. She & I exchanged Christmas cards afterwards and stayed in touch through Facebook. She was a very fine young woman and will be truly missed. Our condolences to the Ravas and Bender families. Will keep you in our prayers.

Jonah Facer 23-Mar-2021 05:35 PM

Mrs. Ravas was a very sweet teacher with a kind heart and a passion for her career. She was an involved member of the community and respected others. She believed in safety. She was someone who deserves much respect and compassion, and my heart reaches out to her family.

Jonah Facer 23-Mar-2021 05:49 PM

Melissa was a wonderful teacher and mentor. Having her as a teacher was a gift for my sons, Jamin and Jonah. She was always available to tutor my daughter Jenna whenever she needed help. When I worked at the high school, she was always willing to offer a word of encouragement or guidance. I will never forget her kindness.
Jonah is a student in her class this year, and he is heartbroken by her loss. This is a true testament to how wonderful she was as a person. We are praying for peace and healing for her husband, sons, and family.

Brian Yoder and Michele Tucker 23-Mar-2021 09:25 PM

So sorry for your loss.

Melissa was an all around fantastic person and life long friend. She will be dearly missed.

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Gaetano Family 23-Mar-2021 10:23 PM

Deepest condolences and prayers to Pat, Nathan, AJ and the rest of the family.

Chris Churilla 24-Mar-2021 03:15 PM

Melissa was so thoughtful and caring. She was a great leader and teacher who was always willing to help out. My heart goes out to her family, friends, and loved ones. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rich and Janine Ravas 24-Mar-2021 09:25 PM

Patrick, Nathan, and AJ, so sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathies and prayers for all of you.

Patrick & Boys 25-Mar-2021 08:12 AM

We have so many great memories of Melissa at the soccer field when our kids were little. We remember her as a devoted Mom and beautiful person. Our deepest sorrow for our family at this time - May God keep you under His wing.

Janet & Bernie Anderson 25-Mar-2021 10:15 AM

We got to know Melissa through our daughter Holly. Every time we saw her she was smiling. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Skylar Timko 25-Mar-2021 07:38 PM

My aunt passed away so i am so sad about my loss and papa p so god please get her sleep in and rest and peas and I miss her so much love neace Skylar I miss her so much

Talia Trapuzzano Eubanks and family 27-Mar-2021 08:56 AM

We are deeply saddened by Melissa’s passing. While our paths only crossed during Ohio State football games, we always talked about family and life. She was a devoted mom and wonderful person. Our hearts reach out to her family.

Diana Whitaker 28-Mar-2021 06:12 PM

Patrick & Family,

Our heartfelt sympathies on your loss. Mrs. Ravas was a wonderful teacher. Both Amanda and Bryan were blessed to be in her Math class. Heaven has gained another angel. Peace to you and your family. The Whitaker Family

Amber Carlson Ewing 30-Mar-2021 10:52 PM

I’m writing on behalf of the Carlson family from Troy, Ohio, where we knew Missy in her youth as our most favorite babysitter whom we always remember and will care for. We are very sorry to hear she’s gone at her young age. Please accept our condolences. She touched so many people’s lives in a positive way, and therefore influenced the world in becoming a better place, and that’s a lot to feel proud about. We loved Missy- God bless her. 🙂

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