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William C. Graham

July 20, 1931 ~ March 3, 2020 (age 88)

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William C. Graham, 88 a lifelong resident of Grove City, PA passed away on March 3, 2020, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home. He was born July 20, 1931 in Harrisville, PA to the late Frank Hamilton and Amanda E. (Van Dyke) Graham; he was the youngest of nine children.  William was employed for 37 years at East Main Presbyterian Church in Grove City and retired in 1996.

He enjoyed hunting, camping, roller skating, motorcycling, building tin can men and making canes, which he took great pleasure in giving away. He was a member of the East Main Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder, trustee, deacon and on various boards.

He is survived by his spouse, Violet (Dye) Graham whom he married, September 28, 2019 and whom lovingly took care of him until his death.  Also surviving are his sons, William C. Graham, Jr., Shelton, WA.: David A. Graham and his Wife Deb of Volant, PA: Daniel E. Graham, Mercer, PA; Robert J. Graham and his wife Atenia, Harrisville, PA; Richard (Andy) Graham and his wife, Mary Ann, Grove City, PA; his step son, Jim Thompson and his wife Lori, Grove City, PA; his daughters, Deborah L. Sherman and her spouse, Stephen, Grove City, PA and Amanda L. Gebrehanna and her husband Teowdros, Edmonds WA. In additional to his spouse and children, William has several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his wife, Henrietta K. Phipps whom he married April 24, 1982, a son Thomas Graham, a Daughter Laurie Schuman, and a step daughter, Deborah (Thompson) Graham. Five Brothers, Arthur (Ted) E. Graham; Charles (Bud) Graham; James T. Graham; Harold L. Graham; Jack D. Graham and three sisters, Frances Borell; Lois Mong; and Blanche Bruce.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jamison-McKinley Funeral Home, 117 N Main St., Harrisville, PA.  His family and friends are welcome at East Main Street, Presbyterian Church in Grove City from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at noon on Thursday, March 5, 2020 with Pastor Bill Hoffman officiating.

Interment will be in Crestview Cemetery, Grove City, PA

Memorials in William’s name may be made to the East Main Presbyterian Church, 120 E. Main Street, Grove City, PA 16127 or to VNA, Western Pennsylvania Home Health and Hospice, 115 Technology Drive, Butler, PA  16001.

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March 5, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
East Main Presbyterian Church (Harrisville, PA, Crestview Cemetery, Grove City)

Funeral Service
March 5, 2020

12:00 PM
East Main Presbyterian Church (Harrisville, PA, Crestview Cemetery, Grove City)

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