John Wilson Ravenscroft

Born: Fri., Aug. 23, 1940
Died: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018


Visitation

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 17, 2018
Location: Midland Location


Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sat., Nov. 17, 2018
Location: Midland Location


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John Wilson Ravenscroft, 78, of Midland died Saturday, November 10, 2018 in his home. Born on August 23, 1940 in Midland, he was the son of the late Wilson Ravenscroft and Annabelle (McKinley) Ravenscroft.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife Judy Ravenscroft, three brothers Hubert Warnick, Billy Warnick and Tommy Ravenscroft, four sisters Jenny Rae Warnick, Jean Ravenscroft, Jane Winters, Phyllis Cullen.

 

He was a veteran of the Army National Guard, Army Air Corp and the U.S. Air Force. He formerly worked at Kelly Springfield Tire Co. for 21 years, as well as numerous years at the Frostburg Village Nursing and Assisted Living Center. He founded Raven’s Craft Custom Cabinetry where he passed on his cabinetry skills and business to his sons. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Midland, Barton American Legion Post #189 and the George’s Creek Senior Center.

 

John was a very outgoing, charismatic, and loving character; every single person he met soon became a friend. He enjoyed restoring classic cars, piloting aircraft, drawing and painting, and spending time outdoors.

 

He is survived by his children Brian Ravenscroft and wife Jennifer and Jeffrey Ravenscroft and wife Debbie; fiancé Karen Westfall; two brothers Robert Ravenscroft and wife Julia, and Jimmy Ravenscroft and wife Cathy of South Carolina; seven grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 

His family would like to extend their thanks to the WMHS hospice services and providers.

 

Family and friends are welcome to join in remembrance on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 1-3 PM at Wilhelm-Eakin Funeral Home, P.A., Midland. A memorial service will be held promptly after 3:00 PM with Rev. Heerak Kim officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of John to the Grace United Methodist Church at 19915 Church Street, Frostburg, MD 21532 or the Midland Firehall at 14823 Broadway Avenue, Midland, MD 21532.

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John Grimm
   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
John and I worked at the Kelly for 10 years. He would always have a positive attitude.I will always remember the first frost of the year, he would come to me. And say, when the frost is on the pumpkin that's the time for dickie dunking. He was one of my best friends.
I am so privileged to have known him.
John Grimm

Laurie Winner Meredith
   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
I had heard of John's illness, and had been thinking of him. I have many happy memories of him and out family reunions. Rest in peace.

Cathy Benton
   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
Dear Brian and Jeff and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a wonderful man, always a lot of fun at the Robertson Reunions. He and Ed would get together and it was always a blast.

I am the daughter of Bette and Frank Burkett. Bette's mom was "Lizzie" Robertson Coleman. Sister of your grandpap Elmer.

Praying for all, Cathy.

Agnes Urbas Llewellyn
   Posted Tue November 13, 2018
Sad to hear of John’s passing. Remember him well when he, Judy and Brian lived on lonaconing street. Good neighbor, good times. My condolences.

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