Born on July 21, 1928, to Albert and Georgia Ravizza, Eugene A. Ravizza ’50 was raised in Sunnyvale with his sister Aline and brother Armand Ravizza ’62. As a child Gene learned the value of hard work, helping his parents at their ranch on Wolfe Rd. He attended Fremont High School and SCU, graduating as an electrical engineer with the class of 1950. Following work abroad building U.S. airbases in Morocco in fulfillment of his ROTC service requirement, Gene returned home and began a career as an electrical contractor. Working with his partners, he built Cupertino Electric. Founded upon integrity, customer satisfaction, and mutual respect for all in the work place, CEI grew with Silicon Valley and continues to thrive; Gene served as a valued advisor until his final days. Guided by his faith, Gene actively supported numerous charitable causes, including SCU, Saint Francis High School in Mountain View and Hope Rehabilitation Services. He was a longtime active member of the Serra Club and the Knights of Malta. After retirement he also enjoyed volunteering at Martha’s Kitchen, where he would help serve meals to the hungry. Both longtime SCU supporters, after Gene and wife Dianne Schott Ravizza raised their family in Saratoga, the couple relocated to Los Altos. In the years after Dianne’s passing, Gene resided at the Forum in Cupertino, where he enjoyed the company of many good friends. He passed from this life on Oct. 2, 2019, as a loving husband to his wife, Dianne, a loving father to his children, Claranne Long ’78 (Tim), Mark Ravizza, S.J., ’99 and Greg Ravizza (Kathleen), cherished grandfather to Jenna Johnson (Jereb), Matt Long ’09, Chris Long, Elena Ravizza, and Luke Ravizza, and his great-grandchildren Ellie, Wesley, and Berkeley Johnson.

03 Dec 2019