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Arthur Franklin Raker
Arthur Franklin Raker, 84 of Fernandina Beach, FL, and formerly of Perrysburg, OH, passed away December 13, 2020, at Baptist Hospital, Amelia Island, FL.
He was born on March 29, 1936 in Toledo, Ohio to Audrey Miller Raker and Clarence Raker. Art was raised by his mother in Toledo, OH, and his father served in the US Army in Europe during WWII.
Art graduated from Scott High School in 1954, the University of Toledo College of Business in 1959, and it�s College of Law in 1962. He was admitted to the Ohio State Bar Association in 1962 and was a longtime member of the Lucas County and Toledo Bar Associations.
On November, 28, 1964 in Oregon, Ohio, Art married Elizabeth Jane Rich, who survives. Their union of 56 years was blessed with two children, John M. Raker (Linda) of Fernandina Beach, FL and Nancyana Raker (Kenneth King) of New York City, NY. Also surviving is a step-granddaughter, Sarah Grace McCormick of Jacksonville, FL, as well as Art�s two stepsiblings Jane Ann McCabe of Chipley, FL and Stephen A. Raker of Delta, OH.
Art practiced law in Toledo from 1962 until his retirement, with the firm of Moan & Andrews, that later became Moan & Raker, specializing in insurance law and related general practice. After his wife, Elizabeth J. Raker, Phd, retired from the College of Education faculty at The University of Findlay, they moved to Fernandina Beach, FL.
Art Raker served as President of the University of Toledo Downtown Coaches Association, Commander of the Toledo Power Squadron and Treasurer of the North Branch Boys Fly Fishing Club. Art was a member of the Jolly Roger Sailing Club, Sandusky Sailing Club, The Perrysburg Boat Club, Belmont Country Club, the Toledo Old Newsboys, Amelia National Country Club and University of Toledo Golden Alumni Society.
Due to covid-19 restrictions, funeral arrangements will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Toledo Old Newsboys (www.toledonewsboys.org), Wood County Ohio Humane Society (www.wchumane.org) or Public Television (www.pbs.org)
Beverly Richardson Steele December 22, 2020
Art and I shared the same birthday, March 29, 1936/ We sent mutual birthday cards for years. I will miss hearing from him. My condolences go out to his family.
Eric Gunderson December 23, 2020
Art was the treasurer of the North Branch Boys fly fishing club for many years. I always appreciated that he kept up the difficult and thankless work of tracking funds and membership, and just as importantly played an important role in the organization and integrity of the Club. Art and Betty are warm contributors to the spirit and accomplishments of the Club. We miss Art. Condolences to the family and other friends