Sitaramaiah Ravipati

Died: December 31, 2020
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Sitaramaiah Ravipati, known to family and friends as Ramu, peacefully passed away at home on December 31, 2020 at the age of 81. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Jhansi (Nallamothu) Ravipati. He felt blessed to have 2 healthy children: Sarath (Carla); Sashi (Cole) Racho and 6 grandchildren: Maya, Deven, Casey, Karina, Josie, and Sonya. Ramu was born in India and immigrated to the United States in 1961 to attend graduate school at the Polytechnical Institution of Brooklyn, NY.  Ramu lived in Albany, NY for 46 years before moving to Venice, Florida. While in Albany, he was employed at Norton Company and later started his own engineering consulting company – SRR Consulting. For 25 years Ramu’s company advised clients across a variety of industries globally.

Ramu was very engaged in his local community. He was a founding father of the Albany Hindu Society and a prominent member of the United Way. He had the honor of being chosen to run with the Olympic Torch when it went through upstate New York in 1996 in light of his work on behalf of United Way.

Ramu spent the later years of his life in Venice, Florida where he continued his dedication to serving his community by volunteering with Venice Area Mobile Meals.  Outside of his community service, Ramu enjoyed playing golf, bridge, gardening, and sunsets.

Ramu had a great love for adventure and traveled to over 50 countries. His zest for life allowed him to dive head first into any daring experience.  He loved spending time with his family, especially with his six grandchildren. His laughter, enthusiasm and energy were contagious.  He had the unique ability to make everyone around him feel at ease. Ramu was first in line to lend a hand to someone in need and the last to leave.  He impacted many lives and will be remembered as a mentor, friend and counselor to all the lives he touched.

Ramu was surrounded by the faith, love, and laughter of his family and friends until the very end. On January 8, 2021 a private Funeral was held at the Farley Funeral Home in Venice. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

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Anuradha(Ammaji) posted on 1/17/21

Sitaramayya uncle was a very caring and friendly person. He was ready and willing to offer help and advice if needed. He was affectionate towards Pavan and Sarada and offered his advice and guidance to them. He made it a point to spend time with dad when dad visited US and dad was always excited to see him and called uncle his best friend. His kindness and love towards friends and family was evident in his welcoming smile. You will be greatly missed uncle. May you Rest In Peace! Our deepest condolences to Jhansi Aunty, Sarah, Sasi, Babai and their families!

 

Sury Putta posted on 1/13/21

Ramu, While I write this message with profound sorrow, we consoled ourselves to celebrate your life long achievements. You have made so many lives better with your support, advice and compassion. We as our long time friends over 40 years will miss your company and remember you through rest of our lives. You and I worked on many committis at Temple. You are my golf guru and advisor on many community matters. We wish and pray for your soul to Rest In Peace with God. Sury and Jhansi

 

Umamaheswara Rao posted on 1/11/21

In memory of Sitaramaiah Ravipati, Umamaheswara Rao lit a candle

 

Vamsi, Saila, Rao and Murali Nallamothu posted on 1/10/21

On New Years Eve, my uncle died. It’s hard to express how much of a loss this is to my family, much less the world. My uncle was...a Titan. There is no other way to put it. He was the kindest, smartest, most dignified man I had ever met. He was tiny in size, but his reach and scope went far beyond what could be physically seen. He taught so many people so much, and brought so much love into our lives. And god did he accomplish so much. An amazing wife, two awesome children, 6 fantastic Grand Children. He was an amazing chemist who worked well into his later life, and innovated well beyond when one would expect him to. He also broke barriers in proving that with willpower and confidence anything was possible. He was also so generous. Because of his charity work with United Way, my uncle was chosen to run the torch for the 1996 olympics. We still have the torch hanging on the wall in his home. I loved you so much Sitaramaya Ravipati. I hope you have peace where you are, and May our continued efforts to continue your beautiful work make you smile as bright as you did when you were among us. Goodbye.

 

Pamela Gabana posted on 1/9/21

I am so sorry for your loss. I'm a friend of Jhansi's and know how dear her husband was to her. So glad she has her loving family around her at this very difficult time. Prayers for you all, Pam Gabana

 

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