Denise K. Rava

Denise K. Rava, age 53, of Gloversville, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018.

She was born on April 3, 1965, in Gloversville, a daughter of the late Elmer Van Hoesen and Kathleen Briggs Van Hoesen of Broadalbin, who survives.

Denise attended Gloversville schools and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Bleecker Fish and Game Club and the Gloversville Loyal Order of the Moose.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Michael Rava; three daughters, Kathleen Bryan of Fonda, Marissa Bryan of Gloversville and Brittany Rava of Gloversville; two brothers, Tracy Van Hoesen and Kevin Van Hoesen, both of Gloversville; one sister, Kathleen Towne of Gloversville; grandchildren, Victor, Aiden, Alexandria, Bella, John Jr., Eleanna and Jeffrey; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Rava was also predeceased by her daughter, Rhonda Michelle Bryan; and granddaughter, Elizabeth.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 East Main Street, Johnstown.

Memorial visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, August 16, prior to the service from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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