Boris Raskin on July 27, 2022 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Nina (nee Kanevskaya) Raskin. Father of Olga (Oleg) Livshits, grandfather of Janice Livshits and Mark (Jessica) Livshits. Great grandfather of Grace Elizabeth Geary and Henry Samuel Livshits.
Born on February 29, 1932 in Makiivka, Donetsk Oblast, Boris was born to the late Yelena and Mark Raskin. As a young man Boris developed a love for music and theater. A gifted actor, he often performed in local shows and productions. Throughout his life he carried with him his passion for classical music and opera, sharing it with his daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. An avid stamp and book collector, he acquired a formidable library of history books, poetry, art books, and novels. Boris possessed a strong interest in World War II and Holocaust history, keeping a strong interest in these subjects throughout his life. Boris attended University at the Polytechnical Institute and became a respected engineer, working in far outposts such as Siberia, where he lived for a time with his beloved wife, Nina. Married to Nina for 68 years, together they rejected offers and demands by the KGB to inform on their co-workers, friends and neighbors. In 1978, Boris and Nina made the decision to flee the anti-semitism of the U.S.S.R., bringing with them only a few of their most sentimental possessions. Their move to the United States was the force that paved the way for all members of their family to safely escape from the U.S.S.R. to America. As a new citizen of the United States, Boris modeled a patriotism and love of the USA, while continuing to maintain within his family a pride for their culture and traditions. Boris and Nina purchased a home that would become the homestead for their family, hosting many cherished family gatherings. Boris loved to travel with his family, and was fascinated by the art and culture of all of the destinations he was able to visit. Always ready for an adventure, he loved the ocean, touring museums, and traveling on the water, as well as a good meal and a toast of vodka or cognac with his loved ones. Later in his life, Boris was a dedicated grandfather and great-grandfather, whose greatest joy was his family, spending most of his free moments with family. Boris was a model of kindness, love, and a passion for life for his family and generations to come.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Funeral Service Friday, July 29 at 3:00 PM precisely, Goldsteins' Rosenberg's Raphael Sacks Suburban North, 310 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA 18966. Contributions in his memory may be made to KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave, Philadelphia PA 19116, www.kleinlife.org