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Crime ShopRite operator Steve Ravitz loses fight with coronavirus

01:05  09 april  2020
01:05  09 april  2020 Source:   courierpostonline.com

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CHERRY HILL - Steve Ravitz, a South Jersey supermarket operator known for his philanthropy and his commitment to his faith, has died from complications of COVID-19, his family has announced.

Ravitz, who built a chain of five ShopRite stores and one Price Rite outlet, lost a 13-day fight for his life on Tuesday night, said his son, Jason.

"It doesn't seem real," said his son, who noted Ravitz, 72, had previously overcome multiple health problems. "He loved life. He just wanted to enjoy life."

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"Cherry Hill's going to miss him. South Jersey's going to miss him," said Susan Bass Levin, a former Cherry Hill mayor and current president of The Cooper Foundation, where Ravitz once served as a board member.

Kyle Flood et al. standing in a room: ShopRite owner Steve Ravitz is show at his store on Route 70 in Cherry Hill in April 2011. © Courier-Post file photo ShopRite owner Steve Ravitz is show at his store on Route 70 in Cherry Hill in April 2011.

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"Philanthropy ran deep in his family's DNA," she observed of Ravitz, the father of five and grandfather of eight. "He was always there when an organization or people needed him."

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Rabbi Emeritus Steven Lindemann described a call last month from Ravitz, a longtime member and past president of Temple Beth Sholom in Cherry Hill.

Ravitz, who endowed a charitable fund at the synagogue in his parents' memory, was concerned about the impact on others of the approaching economic crisis, the rabbi said.

"He said, 'Listen, people are going to be hurting,'" recalled Lindemann. "He said, 'I want you to be sure to use the Act of Kindness Fund to help people. And if you need more, let me know.'"

"There are many people who will give when called," the rabbi observed. "There are not many people who call to give. Steve was that person."

'A passionate advocate for the community'

Ravitz, a grocer for more than 50 years, initially worked nights and weekends at corner stores run by his father, Stanley, and other family members in Philadelphia, according to Jason Ravitz.

a close up of a flower garden: A memorial rises Wednesday outside a ShopRite at Springdale and Evesham roads in Cherry Hill after the coronavirus-related death of supermarket operator Steve Ravitz. © Jim Walsh, Courier-Post A memorial rises Wednesday outside a ShopRite at Springdale and Evesham roads in Cherry Hill after the coronavirus-related death of supermarket operator Steve Ravitz.

The business moved to South Jersey in 1968, opening its first supermarket at Kings Highway and Chapel Avenue in Cherry Hill.

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Its stores, originally operated under the Shop 'N' Bag title, took the ShopRite and Talk of the Town names in 1983 after joining a grocers' cooperative, Wakefern Food Corp., according to a history on the firm's website.

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"They changed with the times," Bass Levin observed of Ravitz Family Markets. "Their stores reflect what the community wants and needs now."

She said the company's focus on the community also shows in its response to the pandemic, including the creation of a Facebook group to help shoppers find needed goods and reserved shopping hours for seniors.

"They were part of the fabric of Cherry Hill. They continue to be part of that," she said.

David Fleisher, president of Cherry Hill Council, described Ravitz, who retired last year, as "a passionate advocate for the community."

a close up of a purple flower: A family photo and a flower are part of a memorial to supermarket operator Steve Ravitz, who died Tuesday after contracting the coronavirus. © Jim Walsh, Courier-Post A family photo and a flower are part of a memorial to supermarket operator Steve Ravitz, who died Tuesday after contracting the coronavirus.

"Yes, he was a businessman.  But he was always looking for ways to help people in need," Fleisher said.

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"He was a legend in this community," observed Les Cohen, executive director of the Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill.

The supermarket firm — with stores in Camden, Cherry Hill, Marlton and Mount Laurel — is now being run by a third generation of family members, including Jason Ravitz, who is also the deputy mayor of Voorhees.

"I am an imperfect person and through the years I put my parents through a lot," Ravitz said in an interview. "My dad was always there to pick me up ... and move me forward. I am absolutely broken that I could not do the same for him."

Services are to be held Sunday, with details still being arranged on how mourners can participate online, Ravitz said.

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In a Facebook post, he noted a memorial was taking shape outside the family's market at Springdale and Evesham roads in Cherry Hill.

a man wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Steve Ravitz (right) and his son Shawn attend a charity event in a June 2013 file photo. © Photo provided Steve Ravitz (right) and his son Shawn attend a charity event in a June 2013 file photo.

"Under the current conditions, this is the best that we can do to collectively express our anguish and sorrow," he said.

"One definitive lesson that everyone should take from the loss of Dad is that this virus is not the flu," said Ravitz. "It is far worse and if it grabs hold, it can ravage your body."

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"Please please please take precautions," the post continued, adding, "Dad would not want anyone else to suffer."

Ravitz hoped to 'live my remaining days doing good stuff'

Ravitz, a longtime Cherry Hill resident who lived most recently in Philadelphia, was "especially proud" of his firm's charitable activities, according to his company's website.

As chairman of the Ravitz Family Foundation, he directed more than $5 million to community groups and organizations.

The charity funded "everything from after-school programs and playgrounds to food pantries and community gardens," the supermarket firm said in a statement Wednesday.

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"He was a longtime supporter of many organizations including JDRF of SNJ, Boys and Girls Club, and Jefferson University Hospital, where he served on the board of directors, it added.

"Every organization in South Jersey that needed help, they went to Steve and the Ravitz family," said Bass Levin. "You could always count on them."

Ravitz was planning to do more for others, said Bass Levin, who regularly exchanged texts with the businessman.

She said his final message several weeks ago ended with a vow: "I have learned some very hard lessons and hope to live my remaining days doing good stuff."

Jim Walsh is a free-range reporter who’s been roaming around South Jersey for decades. His interests include crime, the courts, economic development and being first with breaking news. Reach him at jwalsh@gannettnj.com.

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