Jaime A. Alvarez, Manager ~ NJ Lic.#4093
Daniel Francisco Ravelo Torre, 79, of Newark, New Jersey, passed away on October 19, 2018.
Daniel was born on January 3, 1939 in Havana, Cuba to Luis Ravelo and Lucinda Torre Perez. He graduated from the University of Havana with a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Studies. Daniel immigrated to the United States in March of 1961. After arriving in United States, he graduated from Mercy College with a dual degree in Sociology and Foreign Languages. He went on to graduate from Seton Hall University with a dual Master’s degree in Sociology and Theology.
Daniel was united in holy matrimony to his late wife, Blanca Aurora Ravelo Landin, on December 28, 1963. Daniel and Blanca were happily married for 54 years. Daniel loved to travel with his wife; together they explored multiple countries across all continents. Daniel also enjoyed sports, music and literature.
Daniel was an active member of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as a Deacon for the Arch Dioceses of Newark for over 40 years and was a member of the National Association of Hispanic Deacons. Daniel was the founding Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 6191, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and acted as Grand Knight three times. Daniel dedicated his life to serving his church and his community.
Daniel is survived by his sister Arelia Fabian of Tampa, Florida; son Daniel R. Ravelo and wife Donna; daughter Mirian A. Rebelo and husband Jose; and daughter Patricia B. Puentes and husband Leonardo; and eight grandchildren Emilia Rebelo, Sebastian Rebelo, Lilian Rebelo, Benjamin Ravelo, Cecilia Puentes, Augustine Puentes, Joseph Ravelo, and Eva Puentes.
In Lieu of flowers donation to Vocationist Fathers 90 Brooklake Rd, Florham Park, NJ 07932. Tel . 973-966-6262