Jeffrey Marc Raider

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


  1. Ralph Colo

    Jeff was a staple at the Y for many years. I will miss our Yankee discussions!! Rest In Peace my friend and condolences to the entire family.

  2. Nancy Mazzei

    Dear Chris’s,
    I was so sorry to read in the paper today of Jeff’s death, please accept my deepest sympathy. Jeff was a great guy & I always enjoyed talking with him, when I saw him at Pat’s beauty shop.
    My love & prayers to you & your family, at this time of sadness.
    Nancy Mazzei

  3. Rick Carrick

    Jeff was one of the kindest people I know. Years ago my wife was hospitalized the same week I was to leave Emery. Jeff wouldn’t let me sign my exit papers until he verified we’d have medical coverage. At that time, many people were getting laid off and Jeff hated that aspect of his job. He actually teared up even talking about it.

    Prayers to his family.

  4. Sally Thatcher

    To Chris and family, I’m so sorry to read of Jeff’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and the entire family. Fondly, Sally Thatcher

  5. George Kopp

    Jeff and I started at Emery at about the same time in 1984 and we quickly became friends. When I saw his obituary this morning, so many of the crazy things we did together over the years (often involving handyman efforts for which neither of us was equipped) came flooding back. We were different in so many ways (Jeff…Yankees, me…Indians; Jeff…liberal, me…conservative, etc) but that never got in the way of our friendship and a lot of that had to do with Jeff always being up front in speaking his mind and sharing his thoughts without being judgemental, if that makes sense.

    My condolences go out to Chriss and the entire family.

    Rest in peace, my friend.

    George Kopp

  6. Kathy Walsh McDonnell

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Jeff. So sad.He was through alot. He was so nice and friendly ever time we met. My prayers and thoughts are with and the family.

  7. Sissy Apostolico

    To the entire Raider Family, I am so sad to hear of Jeff’s passing! I worked with Jeff for many years at Specialty Records/WEA. He truly was one of the nicest guys and always good for a laugh! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

    • Bob Byron

      I am broken hearted about Jeff’s passing. I known Jeff since he moved into this area and worked with him at Emery. He was a joy to be around, always having fun and causing some kind of excitement. When I was hospitalized back in 1988, Jeff visited me everyday and not just for a brief hello. He would stay quite a long time just talking and trying to keep my spirits up. He knew my entire family and was always friendly to them anytime he would see them. We lost a little contact when he went to WEA but my daughter worked there and we communicated at that time through her. He had such a big heart and never hesitated to help anyone. The last few years we rekindled are friendship golfing on a weekly basis. I only hope his chip shots are better in heaven! I’ll miss you my friend! May you rest in piece. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Raider family. Without a doubt, he was one of a kind.

  8. Joan Watkins

    Chris’s, I was deeply saddened to read of Jeff’s passing .Jeff was one of Dicks best friends . He was such a comfort to Eric, Jennifer and me when Dick died. Dick had a lot of funny stories about their golf games with Jeff. He was a true friend and we will cherish the memories we had with both of you. Our thoughts and prayers to out to you, Amy,Billy,Donnieand Jonathan .

  9. Phil & Terri Craparo

    We send our condolences to the Raider family. Jeff was a cherished friend, who was always there to help when needed. Jeff will be remembered with fondness, as we had many good times together. Rest In Peace Jeff! ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏

  10. Mary Ann Maro

    Chris and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Jeff’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

  11. Sheila Abdo

    Dear Chriss and family-Larry and I were so shocked and saddened to learn of Jeff’s passing. Jeff was a great guy and a great support to me as a JFS board member and friend. Jeff was always ready to help me with any legal or HR questions or guidance I needed. He was an open, honest person and I was glad to call him my friend. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew him.

    In deepest sympathy,
    Sheila and Larry

  12. Bill Baldauff

    To the entire Raider family I send my thoughts and prayers. I worked with Jeff at WEA Mfg for several years. He was always there whenever I needed any advice or direction as it related to HR issues. I remember the time we had to go to NY for a deposition and afterward he took to me Hell’s Kitchen for dinner. We walked through a grocery store front and into a restaurant in the back. I felt like I needed to keep my head on a swivel! After leaving WEA I needed some HR advice at my new place of employment and Jeff was always willing to help. We most recently had been staying in touch via texting during the NFL season as we watched the Packers and Giants games. I’m so sorry that I never got to see Jeff during his most recent health issues. He said we would get together for lunch when he was feeling better. Rest in Peace Jeff! You will be missed by so many!

  13. John DeNunzio

    Chriss and family, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Jeff.
    My condolences to you and your family.

    John D

  14. Cynthia Stone

    I will be missing my friend…a kind, giving person who was such a pleasure to know…rest in peace Jeff…

  15. David Ogonosky

    My condolences to the Raider family. I worked with Jeff at Emery, where he was involved in everything. We played basketball in the Financial league at the Boys Club, and Jeff’s proudest moments were bringing Amy to the games. He was much better off the court. You will be missed, Jeff.

  16. Diane Pachucy

    Chriss and family…

    My heart breaks knowing Jeff has passed. As you know, Jeff and I worked together at WEA, he was not only a co-worker, but a friend. He was always a kind man. So many memories come to my mind… memories that make me smile… he truly was funny and always made me laugh… he definitely made work interesting. 🙂 I am so sorry for your loss. Jeff… rest in peace.

    Diane Pachucy

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