|Birth: ||Dec. 30, 1924|
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 2003|
Lima News, The (OH) - Wednesday, June 18, 2003
ROBERT J. "BOB" GRAHAM, 78, Lima, died at 1:37 a.m. June 16, 2003, at St. Rita's Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 30, 1924, in Lima to Harry F. and Valeria McPheron Graham, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 10, 1946, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Columbus Grove, he married Elizabeth J. "Betty" Reed, who survives in Lima.
Mr. Graham had been a blade polisher at Airfoil Textron. He was a member of St. Gerard Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society. He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 19, American Legion Post 96, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 370. He was an Army veteran of World War II serving from Sept. 17, 1943, to Dec. 6, 1945, in France, where he was wounded and was awarded the Purple Heart.
Survivors also include a son, Douglas (Suzanne) Graham of Lima; four daughters, Debra (John) Vandemark and Nancy (Rick) Jenkins, both of Cairo, and Susan (Phillip) Thomas and Patty (Mark) Hanthorn, both of Lima; two brothers, Henry F. (Virginia) Graham of Tiffin and the Rev. John Graham of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; a sister, Virginia (Robert) Gorman of Lima; a brother-in-law, Richard Harding of Idaho; a sister-in-law, Betty Graham of Lima; and 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert A. Graham; a brother, Donald Graham; and four sisters, Sister Mary Henrietta Graham, Rita (Phil) Tischer, Lee Ann Harding and Dolores (James) Loughrin.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Gerard Catholic Church. The Rev. Thomas Lacey will officiate. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, where a wake service will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Gerard School.
Harry Francis Graham (1889 - 1955)
Valeria Christine McPheron Graham (1894 - 1956)
Robert A Graham (1947 - 1986)*
Mary Graham (1916 - 1954)*
Rita Catherine Graham Tischer (1918 - 2001)*
Henry Francis Graham (1920 - 2005)*
LeAnna M Graham Harding (1922 - 2000)*
Margaret Helen Graham (1923 - 1925)*
Robert J Graham (1924 - 2003)
Virginia A Graham Gorman (1926 - 2011)*
John Jack Graham (1927 - 2004)*
Dolores J Graham Loughrin (1929 - 1975)*
Donald A. Graham (1933 - 1979)*
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