It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jeffrey Marc Raider, Clark Summit resident, on August 15, 2020 at the age of 72, after a long illness.
Jeff was a graduate of Hobart College, received a Master’s in Social Work at New York University and received a law degree from St. John’s University. He worked at Emery Worldwide, WEA Manufacturing where he served as Vice President of Human Resources, Ufberg and Associates as an attorney, and at Dempsey Uniform and Linen Supply as Human Resources Manager. In his retirement, he continued to do legal work, participated in multiple volunteer and charitable activities including teaching English as a Second Language at SCOLA and serving on the board of Jewish Family Services.
Among the things Jeff enjoyed were playing racquetball at the Y with his buddies, playing golf, watching his favorite New York sports teams, and doing the NY Times crossword puzzles. However, what he loved most of all was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren who affectionately called him Poppy.
He was preceded in death by his parents David and Ellen Raider.
He is survived by his loving wife, Chriss Hatcher-Raider; his four children, William Raider and wife Mary Alice, Donald Raider and wife Rachelle, Amy Sonderman and husband Jeff, and Jonathan Dende; his sisters Marilyn Raider and Madeline Levine; his grandchildren, Jamie, Jeremy, Jacob, Dean, Evie and Avery; his niece and nephew Leah and David; his cousins Matt, Amy and Jodi Mandel; and his sister-in-law Patricia Hatcher with husband William Mosier.
Internment will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Gino J. Merli Veterans’ Center Resident Welfare Fund 401 Penn Ave. Scranton, PA 18503