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Memorial for Lynne Dianne Raider

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Memorial Contribution: The Michael J Fox Foundation
P.O. Box 5014
Hagerstown, MD 21741
(800) 708-7644
Memorial Contribution: Springhill Avenue Temple
1769 Springhill Avenue
Mobile, AL 36607
(251) 478-0415
Memorial Contribution: Food Runners
2579 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Memorial Contribution: UC Berkeley
1995 University Ave., Ste. 401
Berkeley, CA 94704

Lynne Raider was born in New York, raised in Mobile, Alabama, but was predominantly, and proudly, a San Franciscan.

Beloved by all who knew her, Lynne touched many with her charitable nature, her love for art, music, birding, tennis (especially Roger Federer) and good food, and for her joyous and independent spirit.

A proud UC Berkeley Grad, Lynne spent many years working in retail, and then Pacific Bell from which she retired. In a time when it was extremely uncommon, she raised her only child, Melinna, as a single mother.

In recent years, Lynne became a strong advocate for Parkinson's Disease research, participating in many studies and conferences to help search for a cure.

Although she was raised with a brother and sister (David Raider and Paula Raider, both of blessed memory) she discovered 2 years ago that she had a half sister, Joyce Hamersmith, living in Miami. In July, Lynne visited Joyce, met her entire new extended family, and dipped her toes in the Gulf Coast waters one last time.

Lynne is survived by her daughter, Melinna Gershik and son-in-law Adam Hanin; her grandchildren Sam and Sarah Gershik and Arianna and Alexandra Hanin; and her sister Joyce Hamersmith.

Donations in her memory may be made to The Michael J Fox Foundation <http://www.michaeljfox.org/get-involved/donation2.php?pg=39&ad_cid=a1b36000006WgIw>; Food Runners; Springhill Avenue Temple, Mobile, AL; UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) or any cause that will make the world a better place.