Steve A. Raker, age 64, of Mercersburg, PA, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Wellspan Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg, PA. Steve was born on April 12, 1957, in McConnellsburg, PA, the son of the late Charles and Opal Welsh Raker. Steve married Loretta K. Lester on October 19, 1984, in Fort Littleton, PA. Steve was a master carpenter, working as a sub-contractor for many local construction companies in the area. He loved spending time with his animals, especially his horses. Steve was an avid outdoorsman, including camping with his family and hunting.
Steve is survived by his wife of 37 years, Loretta K. Raker of Mercersburg, PA, two sons, Joshua Raker of Thayne, WY, and Seth Raker of Mercersburg, PA; one daughter, Nicole Raker Gomez of Ocean Port, NJ; and five grandchildren (Kristin Raker, Jacob Raker, Andrea Raker, Trae Raker and Hunter Raker). Steve is also survived by two sisters, Carol Layton of Chambersburg, PA and Betty Lou Secrest of Edenville, PA and one brother, Curtis Raker of New Jersey.
Steve is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Opal Raker and one brother, Jack Raker.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. The family has entrusted Steves care to Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home in McConnellsburg, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhome.com.
April 12, 1957 - December 21, 202104/12/195712/21/2021