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ORAVEC, Rev. Ronald D.

ORAVEC - Rev. Ronald D. Age 71, of Niagara Falls, formerly of the Town of Wheatfield, went to be with the Lord Saturday, September 24, 2016. Rev. Oravec was the son of the late John and Ellen (Gesso) Oravec. He was a graduate of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and served as Pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in the Town of Wheatfield for over 30 years. He served as an Army Chaplain for 16 years. He also served as a volunteer fireman and Chaplain for the St. Johnsburg Fire Company. Beloved husband of the late Lana Mae Oravec; dear father of Daniel and John Oravec, both of Niagara Falls and David (Kristin) Oravec of Phoeniz, AZ; grandfather of Dylan, Olivia-Renee, Katie and Dawson; step-grandfather of Desiree Manville of Niagara Falls; brother of Elsie Balough of Cleveland, OH and the late William (Duke) Oravec, Pauline Kovach and Betsy Vanston; uncle to many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the FRETTHOLD
FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd. in North Tonawanda on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 10 AM from St. John Lutheran Church, Ward Rd. & Niagara Falls Blvd. in Wheatfield. The Rev. Carl Proska will officiate. Interment in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church. Guest register available at

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