LEO RAICHE | TheUnion.com


Leo M. Raiche died June 22 in Roseville. He was 88.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 28, at Hooper & Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.

Mr. Raiche was born April 22, 1920, in Saskachewan, Canada, to Antonio and Ida Fournier Raiche, the youngest of their nine children. He moved to Santa Clara in the Bay Area with part of his family when he was 9 and grew up on a ranch in Campbell. He attended Campbell High School and, after serving in the U.S. Air Force in World War II, attended San Jose State College.

Mr. Raiche worked for San Jose’s public works department, from which he retired after 20 years of service. He was a life member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Singing in America, and enjoyed folk dancing, gardening, and occasionally golf.

Mr. Raiche is survived by his wife, Millie; three step-children and nieces and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and all eight of his siblings.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, St. Patrick’s Church in Grass Valley or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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