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Ronald L. TraviseRonald L. Travise, age 67, of Elyria, passed away on Monday, May 04, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain, following a lengthy illness.
He was born April 14, 1948 in North Ridgeville, Ohio, and graduated in 1966 from North Ridgeville High School. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War as a E4 specialist.
He was employed for many years at Ridge Tool, Elyria, retiring in 2011.
Ronald was a member of the Eagles, American Legion, Elks and Polish Club, all of Elyria. He enjoyed golfing, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his son, Dennis (Jessica) Travise, of Vermilion; grandsons, Domanik and Jaxson Travise of Vermilion; a brother, Ralph Travise of TN; and a sister, Carol Maxwell of Elyria.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Eleanor (nee Bliss) Travise; and a sister, June O'Connor.
American Legion Post #12 of Elyria will conduct military honors on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Brookdale Cemetery, 41600 Oberlin Road, Elyria, Ohio. The Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain is handling the arrangements. To send online condolences, go to www.dovinfuneralhome.com.
Ron was an outstanding officer of Elyria Elks Lodge 465. We had many happy times together while serving as Lodge Officers in the 70's. We actually "married" Rabbit and Diana at an informal ceremony held in a motel in Mt. Vernon, OH in 1974 or 1975. We knew that Ron and Diana were sweet on each other so we staged a mock wedding at an Elks regional meeting one weekend. Not too long afterwards, they married!! I will miss Rabbit's smile and happy, outgoing nature. He was fun to be with and we shared many memories over the years. John Earley, PER
John Earley - May 07, 2015 at 09:33 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Dear Travise family, My sister, Kelly, informed me that you have suffered another loss in you're family in such a short time. Our hearts are heavy and go out to you missing my cousin Ronnie...your brother, dad, grandpa, uncle and friend. We were sorry to hear that he suffered a lengthy illness and did not get to enjoy his retirement very long (as I remember the same thing happened to my dear Aunt Eleonore). I wish our families would have been closer and visited more often. My husband Greg and I also have grandchildren,named Dominick and Jackson, also brothers. I think the last time I saw Ronnie was at the Elks club with my mom and Joe. He was always nice and kind to me and always had a smile to share. I only wish I lived closer so I could attend the service on Friday but my thoughts and prayers will be on you're family. Please lean on God's big shoulders and His word to help you through. Love, hugs, and prayers, Greg and Marilyn Wert and family of Valparaiso, IN.
marilyn Wert - May 07, 2015 at 06:29 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Travise
Donna Blankenship Lyons White - May 07, 2015 at 01:19 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Prayers to the family. Ron was a wonderful friend; he was kind and funny, caring and supportive. Although I haven't seen him since high school days, I will always cherish that friendship.
Nan Fritz Mahony - May 06, 2015 at 06:31 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Ron aka Rabbit :) you and Diana your wife ,my sister .Oh do I have loads of memories , playing cards swimming in the pool.I helped Diana an you clean the house on lake Avenue,I opened the one cupboard door an screamed , Di said what's wrong? I said there's a dead bird in here.Oh the laughs we had when you came home an opened the cupboard, lol it was potatoes eyes growing, I thought they were bird legs.I have so many they will be stored in my heart forever. May you be at peace with Diana Now..You have a wonderful son Dennis an daughter in law Jess,awesome together also awesome Parents. Love ya ?
Dawn Hosey - May 06, 2015 at 01:53 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
The only comfort I have is knowing that you are reunited with mom...I'm so blessed that you had wonderful friends who cared for you....your grandkids love as do me and Jes....rest easy now dad...I will miss you everyday,,, and love you forever.......
Dennisjessica Travise - May 06, 2015 at 11:52 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Dad Travise you have taught me alot over the 8 years that I have been a part of this family. You will be missed so dearly! We all love you so much! Rest in heaven dad
Jessica Travise - May 06, 2015 at 10:42 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Travise
Richard Kinkopf - May 06, 2015 at 07:20 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Ron was a wonderful co- worker at Ridge Tool. Our prayers are with his family at this time. Your loss is heaven 's gain. Kay and Toni Sciulli
Toni Sciulli - May 07, 2015 at 06:54 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
My sincerest sympathy to the Travis family.I have so many happy memories of funtimes with Ron, Diana, my late husband Don and I playing cards, trivia games and swimming in our pools.Those memories will always hold a special place in my heart. Carolyn Graham
Carolyn Graham - May 07, 2015 at 07:15 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM