2014-04-18 / Obituaries

Franklin Raiter

Franklin Roy Raiter, 75, Frank to all who knew him, a resident of Kennebunk died suddenly Saturday, April 5, 2014 at his home on Summer Street.

Frank was born Jan. 23, 1939 in Cloquet, Minn., the son of Dr. and Mrs. Roy Raiter. Frank graduated from Lake Forest Academy and Brown University. Frank is missed by his wife of 47 years, Maureen Janerich Raiter; daughter, Amy Raiter Dwek; granddaughter, Victoria Dwek; sister, Katheryn Schneider and her husband, Richard Schneider; and step-sister, Lynn Scott and her husband, Richard Scott. He was loved by his wonderful dog Thisbe.

Frank served as lieutenant in the Navy and on the USS Ranger and was then shore-based in HaTien, Vietnam. He was awarded, among other medals, two Bronze Stars for his service in Vietnam.

Frank worked for Naval Intelligence. Following his Naval service he was a policy analyst with the Maritime Administration in Washington, D.C. until he retired and moved to Kennebunk in 2003.

Frank coauthored a book with Francis Carol, titled “The Fires of Autumn” about the history of his hometown Cloquet, Minn. He was a member of the Cumberland Club in Portland and of the Eagle Rock Yacht Club, where he served as commodore.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Frank’s memory to the Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094 or the Senior Center at Lower Village, 175 Port Road, Kennebunk ME 04043.

A memorial service will be held at the Church on the Cape, 2 p.m. May 10. Church on the Cape is located at 3 Langsford Road, Cape Porpoise.

Arrangements are by Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk.

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