Dean Alan Raifsnider, 56, died February 25, 2014 in his Laureldale Borough residence after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by the love of his life; Richelle "Shelly" (Eisenhart) Raifsnider, whom he married May 20, 1995.
Born in the Reading Hospital on May 14, 1957, he was a son of Donald B. Sr., and Joan L. (Eyler) Raifsnider of Laureldale. He was a 1975 graduate of Muhlenberg High School and a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, Providence, Rhode Island.
Dean has been employed as a Deputy Sheriff with the Berks County Sheriff's Office since May 27, 2009. He was a member of the Leesport Fire Company (Union Fire Company #1); Mount Pleasant Fire Company; Deputy Sheriff's Association of PA; Berks Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #71 and the Fire Police Association of Berks County. Dean enjoyed model trains, cars and collectables. He also loved working with Boy Scouts but most importantly, serving his community.
Other survivors include a brother, Donald B.Jr., husband of Robin A. (Derr) Raifsnider of Laureldale and many nieces and nephews.