Steve Ravitz, 73, who started Ravitz Family Markets in 1968 and retired as president last year, died last week from the coronavirus, his family announced. Ravitz Family Markets is a Wakefern Cooperative member with five ShopRite stores in New Jersey.
Upon his retirement, Ravitz passed the leadership to his sons Jason, Shawn and Brett. Ravitz had also led the Ravitz Family Foundation, which funded programs for needy children in South Jersey.
Ravitz had five children and seven grandchildren. He was a director of the Cooper Hospital Foundation, the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, and Crescent Memorial Park.