Ravindra Wijeratne

Obituary of Ravindra N. Wijeratne

Ravindra N. (Ravine) Wijeratne, 47, passed away on August 23, 2022 following a long illness.


Born July 30, 1975, he was a graduate of the University of Maryland where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.  He was employed by Convergint Federal Services as a Program Manager where he worked until recently.


He was preceded in death by his father, Jalaythinge “Benny” Wijeratne.


He is survived by his beloved wife of 19 years, Cathryn Harmon, his son Benjamin R. Wijeratne, and dog, Molly; his in-laws, Mary and Fred Harmon, Sandie and Mike Sims, Patricia and Alan Tillman; nephew Jacob Tillman; nieces Macie and Sydney Sims; and Sonali and Dilini Ranasoma. 


Ravine was an amazing father and husband.  He loved planning and attending activities with his son including all things Star Wars or at one of the many museums he visited where he could immerse himself exploring history, art, or culture.  Most of all, he adored his wife, Cathie, and celebrated her every day as his amazing life partner and best friend.  For Ravine, his family meant everything.  


Ravine loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed travel, having been to over 26 countries with one of his most recent trips being to Portugal and Italy with Cathie and Benji.  An avid foodie, Ravine loved to cook and cooked with love but also enjoyed trying new flavors at local restaurants.  He loved people and was an interesting conversationalist.  Ravine’s quick wit and sense of humor was one of his most adoring qualities.  Ravine lived life to the fullest and will be greatly missed.  


Ravine was a warrior throughout his illness, always maintaining hope.  His family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and other caregivers who provided Ravine with the best care.  As an organ donation recipient, Ravine appreciated and understood the tremendous impact this precious gift gives those in need and as such, paid the gift of life forward and encourages others to do so.  


A memorial service will be held at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Annandale on August 27, 2022 at 11am.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Ravindra
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