John Murray Ravin, M.D.

29 July, 193811 August, 2020

Dr. John Murray Ravin, 82, of Las Vegas, a retired board certified adult, child, and forensic psychiatrist, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

John was born on July 29, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA to Anna (nee Kesser) and Solomon Ravin and has been a Southern Nevada resident since 1995. John received his medical degree Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. He is predeceased by his parents and is survived by Rita Ravin, his beloved wife of 58 years; daughter, Wendy Selman (David); two sons, Seth Ravin (Janet) and Sean Ravin (Sarah); and four grandchildren, Maxwell, Rowan, Natalie, and Joshua. Funeral and burial services will be held at 11:30AM on Friday August 14, 2020 at King David Memorial Chapel and Cemetery, 2697 E. Eldorado Lane, Las Vegas, NV. As a life-long animal lover, the family requests that memorial donations be made to in John’s memory. King David Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.


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Dollie Reynolds

14 August 2020

Thanks to the Ravin Family for inviting me to their loved ones Funeral Service. It was a special honor for me and I feel very close to the family. I still get Sean and Seth' names mixed up, do for give me.
The Service was warm and heart felt. John will be missed for his long conversation in his yard or at the mail box. I am Rita and the late John Ravin neighbor and friend.
John and I had these chance meetings at Costco, Sam's Club, Sam's Club Gas Station, and Albertsons Grocery Store many times. I told John we would have to stop meeting like that, I would have to tell Rita. I will also miss his helpfulness regarding information about health that I would inquire about. God Bless and Comfort you all. With Love Dollie .

Sarah Ravin

14 August 2020

My heart is with all of the surviving members of the Ravin family as we celebrate the life of this truly unique man.

I am John's daughter-in-law. I have known John since I began dating his son, Sean, in 2002. Sean and I married in 2008 and we now have two children together - daughter Natalie (age 9) and son Joshua (age 2).

John welcomed me into the Ravin family with open arms from the very first day I met him. I recall many conversations with John over our shared passion for psychology (I am a psychologist, John was a psychiatrist) and our mutual love of animals.

Most of all, I am eternally grateful to John for raising such an extraordinary son, who is a model of love, compassion, kindness, and generosity. I am blessed beyond words to have had the good fortune of meeting and marrying Sean Ravin. Countless people have benefitted from the Ravin legacy of generosity, including myself, our two children, and the many wonderful individuals who have worked for our family over the years. Thank you, John, for raising your precious son with these values.

Sarah Ravin

Brian Slepko

13 August 2020

I have only met Mr. Ravin a couple of times but I have known his son Seth for 25 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Ravin raised an awesome son which is a true reflection on their character, he was obviously a good man and father which he passed on to his children.


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