August 31, 1943 ~ August 9, 2020
Born in: Puerto Rico,
Resided in: Atlanta, GA
Mario J. R. Ravry, M.D. passed away on August 9, 2020 after a valiant battle
with glioblastoma. He was born August 31, 1943 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, the only
child of Justa and Nicolas Ravry.
He received his undergraduate and medical school degrees from the University of Puerto Rico.
He served in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps as a Senior Assistant Surgeon
in Baltimore, MD and as Deputy Chief and Medical Officer in Temporary Charge at the
USPHS Outpatient Clinic in Miami, FL. He completed his Internal Medicine residency from the University of
Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He was an NIH Trainee in Gastroenterology and
Gastrointestinal Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, having been the first fellow
at Mayo Clinic to receive a GI Oncology fellowship. He joined Internal Group Atlanta
(later Atlanta Medical Associates) in 1974 and practiced there until 1992. He was in
solo practice until his son joined him and together formed Ravry Medical Group.
Throughout his career, he served on staff at Grady Memorial, Georgia Baptist (now
Atlanta Medical Center), Crawford Long, Emory University, West Paces Ferry,
Piedmont, St. Joseph’s, and Northside Hospitals. He was also an Assistant Professor of
Pharmacy at Mercer University School of Pharmacy and Emory University School of
Medicine. He was a member of numerous professional medical organizations. He
retired in August 2018 after 51 years as a beloved physician.
He will be fondly remembered by his patients for his great ability to diagnose
complex medical issues and explain them in the simplest of terms, for his gift of
listening and counsel, and for his gentle, kind, and patient manner. Many patients
have said that he was not just their doctor; he was their friend. Mario had an
unwavering faith which was evident through his active participation as a member of
Holy Spirit Catholic Church, a Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and a
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. He loved painting,
reading, photography, and traveling, but his favorite pastime was genealogy.
Surviving him are his devoted wife of 54 years, Yvette, three children, Mario E. Ravry
M.D. (Julie), Yvette Paris (Rich), and Marianne McDevitt (Dan), and eight
grandchildren, Nicholas and Anna Ravry, Joey, Jack, and Jimmy Paris, and Isabella,
Michael, and Alexandra McDevitt, all of Atlanta.
His family was his greatest joy. He was a humble and kind hearted gentleman.
We will miss his beautiful smile, kind heart, gentle demeanor, brilliant
mind, words of wisdom, patience, constant humming, and falling asleep
early on his favorite chair.
The funeral mass will be held on August 18 at 10 am at the Cathedral of Christ
the King and will be streamed live at https://livestream.com/ctk/events/8781593 .
The family welcomes condolences at .
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Cancer Home, Attention: Sister Miriam Smith 760 Pollard Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30315,
or The Society of Mary, Marist Development Office, 698 Beacon Street, Boston, MA
02215 or www.societyofmaryusa.org .