Richard Raively

Richard L. Raively

Thursday February 3, 1944 - Friday September 18, 2020
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Richard L. Raively age 76, of "Sewell" Mantua Township, NJ passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020. He was born in Camden, NJ to the late C. Ervin Raively and Grace (Hitchner). Dick was a painter and was a member of Local 1331 Painter's Union. He was also a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church in Wenonah, NJ. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, crabbing, boating, tinkering around his home and gardening. Dick also enjoyed carpentry and built furniture for his children and grandchildren. He was an avid sports fan and loved the Phillies, Flyers and Eagles. Dick was ecstatic when the Eagles won the Super Bowl. He was a gentle soul and did whatever he could to attend family gatherings and his grandchildren's sporting events. Dick had many hardships with his health but never complained about his physical situation. He lived life to the fullest and loved his family and adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley Raively (Kivilis), five children, Susan Waksman and her husband Ron of Madison, NJ, Richard "Rick" Raively & his wife Donna of Deptford Twp., NJ David Raively of Sewell, NJ Donna Bassolino & her husband Sam of East Hanover, NJ and Wendy DeCaro & her husband Carmen of Madison, NJ, grandchildren, Alec, Jared, Ben and Lauren Waksman, Rick and his wife Heather, Matthew and Kevin Raively, Maddison Mendoza & her husband Chris, Zachary, Alyvia and Sara Raively, Christian & Sebastian Bassolino, and Lillianna, Sophia & Ellena DeCaro, great grandchildren, Grayson & Cassidy Mendoza, Jonas Toth and Vito Balsamo, his brother Ronald Raively & his wife Paula and his sister-in-law, Jean Raively, he was also survived by sisters-in-law, Mary Wilusz, Sally Kivilis, and Nancy Lockman and brother-in-law Ken. As well as many nieces and nephews. Dick was predeceased by his brother, Robert Raively and his mother & father-in-law, Mary and Stanley Kivilis.

Family and Friends may visit from 5 pm to 7 pm Wednesday September 23rd at Smith Funeral Home, 47 Main Street, Mantua, NJ where Funeral Services will be held at 7 pm. Interment will be private. As an expression of sympathy, contributions can be made to the Memorial Presbyterian Church SOS Fund, 202 E. Mantua Ave., Wenonah, NJ 08090. Memories and condolences can be shared at
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday September 23, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday September 23, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Smith Funeral Home
    47 Main Street
    Mantua, NJ 08051
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday September 23, 2020 | 7:00pm
    Wednesday September 23, 2020 7:00pm
    Smith Funeral Home
    47 Main Street
    MANTUA, NJ 08051
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Keith Reed


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Sally Kivilis

Posted at 12:52pm
Thanks, Dick, for the wonderful family memories. I've known you since I was a little kid. You were the brother we never had, not to mention, a Great brother-in-law. I will always remember the "safety pin" trick you taught me. Missing you....Sally Kivilis

Beth Jillard

Posted at 11:20am
Susan, Ricky, David, Donna and Wendy and families

Beth Jillard

Posted at 10:45am
Aunt Shirley
I am truly saddened and sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Dick. Many years and many memories the two of you have made and shared. I know that this is such a difficult time right now. But I also know that the care and the love of all your children and grandchildren and family and friends are all there for you now and always. May they all provide you with some comfort during the difficult days ahead. May God rest his soul in peace and comfort where he can watch down over you all with that same sweet smile he always had on his face. My deepest sympathies and condolences. Love you
Beth Raively Jillard

Beth Jillard

Posted at 10:31am
Susan, Ricky, David, Donna and Wendy
I am deeply saddened by the loss of your father. He was such a kind and caring family man. I have so many good memories of spending time at your house for family bbq's, birthday parties or just spending the night when we were young kids. He was always laughing and joking and definitely smiling. I know this is such a difficult time for you all. I know that he will be watching over you all from heaven and smiling down as you continue your life journeys. My deepest sympathies to you all. God bless you and your families as well.
Beth Raively Jillard

Carol Seidel

Posted at 06:36am
With heartfelt sympathies to you & your family. May the presents of our loving God keep you strong & in his care during this & ongoing times with the loss of your loved one. He was a loving husband, father & pop pop. He & your family gave me wonderful memories & he will surely be missed. God protect & bless you all. Lovingly, Carol & the Narducci family

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