William F. “Bill” Graham Jr., 81, of Main Street Bruin, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Monday morning September 28, 2020 at his residence.
William was born in Johnstown on March 16, 1939. He was the son of the late William F. Sr. and Helen Makar Graham. He was a graduate of Chicora High School and a U.S. Army Veteran having served in France. Bill was a member of Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church in Chicora. He enjoyed golfing, camping, watching the Steelers, his computer, and most especially the company of his dog “Sammy”. In his earlier years, Bill and wife enjoyed coaching soft ball. He was first employed by “D” Electric and later by Koppers Co. and retired from Indspec Chemical in Petrolia.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, M. Joyce Graham, whom he had married in Chicora on January 11, 1959. Mrs. Graham passed away on February 3, 2016.
Bill is survived by six daughters, Debbie Anderson and her husband, Ken “Fritz” of Karns City, Diane Graham of Bruin, Tammy Adams and her husband, Robert, of Mercer, Karen Watterson of Worthington, Terri Libecco and her fiancé, John Walters, of East Brady, and Patty File of East Brady; fifteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, three step great grandchildren, and three God children; four brothers, Joseph Graham and his wife, Judy, of Petrolia, Richard “Dick” Graham and his wife, Shirley, Dr. John Graham and his wife, Luz, and James “Jim” Graham and his wife, Sue, all of Chicora; a sister, Mary Ann Lehner of Fairview, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
In addition to his parents and wife, Bill was preceded in death by twin grandsons, Matthew and Bradley File, a son-in-law, Jeff File, as well as a number of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora Fenelton Rd., Chicora, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday from the funeral home with the Rev. Floyd Barnhart, pastor of Faith Community United Methodist Church of Bruin, officiating. Interment with military honors accorded by members of the Chicora and Bradys Bend American Legion Posts will be in Hillview Cemetery, in the Village of Kepples Corners. To send a condolence, please visit www.hilefh.com.