Raver, M. Carroll

April 13, 2007

M. CARROLL RAVER, writer, photographer, cinematographer and film director, died Monday April, 9th. He was 67. A native of Carroll County, Md., he attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where he was a National Collegiate Athletic Association champion fencer. Early in his career, while at J. Walter Thompson Advertising (NY), he served as a copywriter, producer and director working on television commercials for national clients including Ford. Later, as an award-winning director and cameraman, he directed commercials for Hertz, General Motors, the U.S. Army, BMW and others. At the time of his death he had shot film on every continent around the world with the only exception being Antarctica. In addition to his accomplishments behind a camera, he was a painter, sculptor, singer and lover of music of all kinds. He especially loved opera. He was fluent in German. He had been a resident of Sea Girt, for the past 13 years. Prior to that he lived in New York City. He is survived by his third wife, Diane Brown Raver, and their children, Grace, Aimee and William; two children from his first marriage to the former Tina Baensch , Cybele and Kim Boyer, as well as two children from his second marriage to the former Francine Mazer, Nadja and Jacob; as well as two grandchildren, Natalie and Luke. He is also survived by his mother, Kathleen Moore Raver, his brother, James and his sisters, Martha Carlson and Anne. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Spring Lake, N.J on Saturday April 21, at 11 a.m.

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