Daniel Ravas

Daniel John Ravas

Wednesday, October 17th, 1990 - Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
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Daniel John Ravas, 28, of Camillus formerly of Lansing passed away unexpectedly on May 7, 2019. Born in Ithaca, NY to Cathy Mehlenbacher and Paul Ravas. Daniel was most recently employed at Auntie Anne’s at Destiny USA, and as a security officer for Westcott Security and Events. Dan was to continue working with Hammi’s Bacon Bomb of the NY State Fair this summer. He was also formerly employed at Iroquois Nursing Home and the Dunkin Donuts in Fairmount. He was an accomplished high school swimmer for Lansing and Baldwinsville Central School Districts, going to the State level competitions twice. Dan also played soccer and competed in Track and Field for Lansing CSD. Daniel loved summer camp at Camp Aldersgate, attending CCYM events at both Camp Casowasco and Aldersgate. He loved hiking, camping and the outdoors. He was making plans to hike the Appalachian Trail in the future. He had a wandering soul and a deep love for and knowledge of music.
Daniel was one of the BIGGEST personalities you could possibly meet; he loved everyone genuinely and thoroughly. Dan would greet you with a handshake or hug, but always with a smile. Dan was always the loudest and funniest person in the room. He laughed and told the best stories and jokes. Daniel loved being with people, more importantly you could share anything with him, fun, important, or serious and Dan always listened intently and sincerely. He was a kind and compassionate young man, who would gladly give you the shirt off his back. He would call you completely out of the blue, just to talk, and it would be as if no time had passed at all. Daniel lived life in the moment, and lived every day to its fullest. Daniel was one of a kind and will absolutely be missed by many people.
Besides his parents Daniel is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Chris Mehlenbacher, Carol (David) Martin, Connie (Jenny Pak) Mehlenbacher, Stephen (Dawn) Ravas, Anne (Rick) Drake, William Ravas Jr., and Monica Ravas along with several cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Matthew Ravas, who passed away in 2012 and grandparents Richard and June Mehlenbacher and William Sr. and Helen Ravas.
Calling hours for Daniel will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday May 14 at the Plis Funeral Home, 33 North St., Marcellus. There will be a Memorial service at Camp Casowasco will be 6 p.m. Friday May 17 with a small reception to follow.
Memorial donations in Daniel’s memory may be made to Camp Casowasco, 158 Casowasco Dr., Moravia, NY 1311
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Plis Funeral Home, Inc Marcellus
    33 North Street
    Marcellus, New York 13108
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  • Memorial Service

    Friday, May 17th, 2019 | 6:00pm
    Friday, May 17th, 2019 6:00pm
    Camp Casowasco
    158 Casowasco Drive
    Moravia, NY 13118
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Morgan Cooper

Posted at 08:55am
Dan was sweet wild and caring. He always greeted me with a hug and then a sarcastic remark to make me laugh. He's the only person I'd ever have long phone conversations with about anything and everything. One of the more recent memories I have of Dan was at taste of Syracuse last year and I didn't want to wait in line for food and he would walk up to the front of the line and just start talking to people, casually slip into line get me food and then come back laughing like a fool. He was the wild to my life. And he always said goodbye with a hug and forehead kiss.

Sharon MacDougall

Posted at 02:22pm
...With our deepest sympathy, your friends at Tompkins County Mental Health Services
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Adrienne Mccraney

Posted at 01:30pm
Im so sorry , dan was such a happy , friendly , funny guy , I will miss seeing him at cobblestone . Prayers for his family
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Debra DeLorenzo

Posted at 09:31am
I am heartbroken to read of your loss, Paul. I send you deep love and sympathy in this tragic time of unimaginable loss. Daniel was a blessing and a gift leaving many cherished memories that I pray will provide you with comfort. With love and condolence, Debra DeLorenzo

Kathy Fraser

Posted at 07:37pm
Dan was always so quick to wonder how you or your family were doing, he was one of the most selfless people I have ever met. He was always smiling, offering kind words and just appreciating the world around him. It is so true that the best ones are taken first. My heart goes out to the family & Dan's closest friends during
this delicate time

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