In Memoriam




Stan Raith – August 30, 2011

Stan’s many friends and family were deeply saddened to learn of his passing on Tuesday evening, August 30, 2011.
Stan, a Rutgers University graduate, began his Port Authority career in 1962 following his discharge from the US Navy.  During his more than 32 years of service, Stan held positions in General Services, Rail Transportation, Tunnels Bridges and Terminals and Human Resources.

He was the Supervisor of Employee Benefits at the time of his retirement in 1995, and helped countless employees and retirees with their benefits questions, needs and problems.  After retiring from the PA, he joined Weichert Realtors as a real estate agent.  In addition to sales responsibilities, he also helped to recruit and train new agents.

Stan served as a valued Director on the PARA Board for many years, and was the Editor-in-Chief of PARA’s newsletter, PARA-phernalia, which was inspired throughout by Stan’s characteristic wit and wisdom. 

Stan, along with Dick Helman and Barry Weintrob, was also one of the eight founders of PAPAC, an organization that succeeded in getting the NYS Comptroller’s Office to recognize and credit the vacation time that retirees sold back to the PA as pensionable.

He helped start the South Central Jersey Retirees group several years ago, which has a loyal following, and was a regular attendee at the Last Wednesday of the Month Club.  Stan enjoyed playing golf, was active in his church and community, and sang competitively as a member of the Monmouth Battleground Chorus, Freehold Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.  He raised money for children in his community through the Optimist Club, part of an international organization whose mission is to “bring out the best in kids” who have health, social, educational, special and other needs.

Stan’s PARA Board members and Advisors will miss him very much.  He was a true gentleman.  It was an honor to have worked with him.

Stan was predeceased by his wife, Helen (“Lynne”), and is survived by his son Jeff and daughter-in-law MarySue, his sisters Terry Meyer and Felice Policastro, and granddaughters Juliana and Justine, and his companion Ann Leatherman.

Funeral arrangements are scheduled for Saturday, September 3, at 10 AM, at St. Aloysius R.C. Church: 935 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson, NJ 08527.  Tel: 732-370-0500

Visitation is on Friday, September 2, from 2 – 4pm, and 7-9pm at the George S. Hassler Funeral Home, 980 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson Township, NJ 08527.  Tel.: 732-364-6808.

Please send donations in memory of Stan Raith to:

US Wounded Soldiers Foundation
11700 Preston Road., Suite 660 PMB 135
Dallas  TX  75230
Make Checks Payable To: USWSF

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Sunrise Optimist Club Of Freehold
PO BOX 351
Adelphia, NJ  07710

We actively seek new members. If interested, come join us as a guest at our weekly meetings held every Friday at 7:00 AM at:
Perkins Pancake House
3445 Route 9
Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 410-6754



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