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.
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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