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Carmela R Ravinsky (Cacciabaudo)

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Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Cause of death: natural causes
Place of Burial: Jenkintown, PA, USA
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Wife of Seymour Ravinsky
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About Carmela R Ravinsky

Carmela Ravinsky was my mother.

My mom taught me to read before I entered school, and took a great interest in my education. For this, I will always be grateful to her.

When I was little my Mom always celebrated the Jewish holidays with me (Mom had converted to Judaism before she married my Dad). I have some memories of the Chanukah gelt (chocolate) she used to buy for me, and I also remember going to the synagogue at 4th and Porter (Shari Israel) with her and her best friend, Esther Cohen, for the High Holidays and sometimes on Shabbos too. (My Dad was not religious, so it was just Mom, me and Esther who went.)

Because of my Mom's background (her family was Catholic, even though she no longer was), my parents always tried to raise my sister and I with a healthy respect for all religions. I have been very grateful for this, since it has led me to study all faiths and become involved in Jewish-Christian ecumenical work.

My Mom entered hospice care a week before she died, and I took care of her in my home along with nurses who came here. She passed away in her sleep, in our home. I will be always thankful that G-d allowed this; Mom did not want to be surrounded by strangers when she passed, and instead she was with her children and grandchildren.

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Carmela R Ravinsky's Timeline

1925
October 12, 1925
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1930
1930
Age 4
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
2008
March 17, 2008
Age 82
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
March 18, 2008
Age 82
Jenkintown, PA, USA