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Raymond V. Civatte (“Ray”)

Died: 3/9/2010

Ray, known by many names–husband, Dad, Pop-Pop, The Big Guy, #3 for the Raiders–passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at his home in Newark, DE, after enjoying life to the fullest for 62 years. He was strong willed and fought acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) for 3 years.

Ray was born in Philadelphia on Independence Day 1947, and was a graduate of Temple University with a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering (IEEE member for 27 years). He enjoyed his career with Delmarva Power, where he retired as the Director of Gas Delivery after 35 years of service.

Active in his community, Ray was co-founder, first President and a longtime member of the Newark Morning Rotary Club. He also treasured traveling the world on cruises or in the RV with his wife.

Ray loved his sports. At different points in his life, he raced in Enduros, played football, softball, volleyball, basketball, cycling, and was even a javelin thrower; wow…its tiring just reading all those sports. His two favorites were ice hockey, where he managed to elude refs while hooking and slashing opponents on the ice, and skiing, where he became a human slingshot on occasion.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Catherine (Kay) Schleeter Civatte; son, Timothee Civatte and his wife, Krista Lauterwald, of Landenberg, PA; daughter, Noelle Civatte Robertson and her husband, Eric, of Newark; parents, Elizabeth and Arthur Civatte; brothers, Philip Civatte and his wife, Chris, and Mark Civatte and his wife, Linda; and grandchildren, Marissa, Lindsey, and Ella Civatte, and Gavin and Kaylee Robertson.

A visitation will be held from 10 am to 12 Noon on Monday, March 15, 2010, at Holy Angels R.C. Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12:30 pm. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Newark Morning Rotary Club for the Ray Civatte Community Service Award. Checks should be made payable to Newark Morning Rotary Club and forwarded to Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE 19711.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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