Riva (Sandler) Raykher, 87, of Worcester, died Oct. 21 at UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus. She was the widow of Alexey Raykher. Born in Moscow, Russia, she was the daughter of Sergei and Jenny Sandler. In 1981, she along with her husband and daughters immigrated to Worcester to find a better life. Riva worked for 15 years as an assembler at Frem Corporation, retiring many years ago. She is survived by two daughters, Bela Cohen and her husband, Steven, of Worcester, and Svetlana Liakos and her husband, George, of Arlington; five beloved grandchildren, Lenny Cohen, Jason Cohen and his wife, Sarah, and Emily, Elizabeth and Steven Liakos; and a great-grandson, Jacob. She was predeceased by a sister, Manya Sandler. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Emanuel Sinai, 661 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN