Reta Moser over at Triangle Update has compiled some remembrances of Venice activist Phil Raider, who passed away June 2. As well, she published an obituary (brief excerpt below) that Rick Feibusch (Venice Watchdawg) shared with us in the forum.
Phil Raider (January 25, 1948 thru June 2, 2014) long-time Venice resident and activist passed away Monday and was buried Tuesday. He is survived by his wife Roberta and his two daughters, Shannon and Jennifer Karan.
Phil served as secretary of the Venice Neighborhood Council in 2005-6, and was on the Land Use and Planning Committee where he served as secretary, 2003-4.
Councilman Mike Bonin adjourned the City Council meeting Tuesday in honor of Phil. Linda lucks said she will dedicate the board meeting on 17 June in his memory before the swearing in of the new board.