Not sure who reads this but a few thoughts for his family and friends. I trained under Graham many years ago at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco. He always was a delight. I was saddened to read that he had died in the AAP news letter.
WOW! I am driving to Washington DC in about 10 days. I have not been there in amost 20 years since I retired from the Postal Service. I was really hoping to see Graham and share a lunch or dinner. I tried to call several times. Then I sent a note and there was no answer. Today I thought to try google and found his obituary. My heart sank in my chest. We met at a Messiah concert - probably at his church maybe close to 30 years ago. We enjoyed each other's company and shared a group of friends. Yes, we shared Christmas cards and notes but regretfully I did not realize that his was missing last year. Returning to Washington will not be the same without seeing Graham. He was a wonderful man and a wonderful friend. God grant him eternal rest and peace.
Graham welcomed my husband and I on the first day we attended St. John's. He made us feel at home there, was always interested in our lives, and freely shared of his own. He will be dearly missed.
Rebecca: So sorry for your loss. It was sooo nice to meet you. And yes you are related to my husband. 4th cousins I think. Both your Great-great-grandfathers were brothers.
The John Paul Jones Chapter of the Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution regrets to learn of Graham's death. I have known Graham for at least 25 years, and we had many mutual friends from the PG County School System. The SAR headquarters is in Louisville and one of the times we were there for our trustee's meeting Graham was also visiting and showed us around town. He called not long ago to check on something about the Revolutionary War. May he rest in peace!
Barrett L. McKown
Past President and Secretary
John Paul Jones Chapter, MDSSAR
I met Graham in 1973 when we were both assigned to the Medical Command in Thailand. He was at the hospital in Bangkok and I was stationed at the health clinic at Camp Samae San on the Gulf of Siam. We remained good friends through the years catching up several times a year with phone conversations and exchanging greetings at Christmas. We shared the same birthday....Jan 2nd. When I returned from a holday trip and had not heard from Graham, I knew that something was wrong knowing full well that he would not have moved and failed to provide his new contact information. When I entered his name in a google search for Washington, DC, his obituary appeared and fear was confirmed that he had passed away earlier in December. I will miss Graham and hope that he will rest in peace alongside his parents in rural Kentucky. He was a very talented doctor and a good and fatithful friend.
I met Graham in Huntsville and visited with him every time I was in DC. I had not seen him in awhile and knew something was amiss when his Christmas card did not arrive. He was very helpful to me in a transitional time of my life. I will miss him.
Graham and I were dear friends since we met at Fort Knox, Ky in 1965. Over the years our friendship became more precious through trips together and frequent phone calls. I already miss our conversations concerning politics, family gossip, and daily events. To Becky, my heart goes out to you as you cope with your loss of your brother who was a great person.
We, too, wondered if something had happened to Graham, when we didn't receive his usual Christmas Greeting! This was always followed by a call from me on "2 January's", with the yearly lengthy phone conversation wishing Graham a "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" and "Happy New Year"! Always a pleasure to reminisce about days at "Redstone Arsenal, Alabama"! We already miss him.
LTG (USA Ret) Max and Celia Bunyard
To Becky Bruner and other family members:
It was very sad to hear of your loss. "JP" told me about it earlier today. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless! "Big G."
Graham and I were interns together at the old Philadelphia General Hospital in 1964-65. He was the one usher at my wedding in April 1965. We then went our separate ways, he into the Army and I the Navy. We kept in contact although during the last decades only by way of annual Christmas cards with a note. This year when his did not arrive among the first I knew something was amiss. And so it was. Graham was a good friend and a good doctor. He will be missed. Rest in Peace.
Graham and I met as seasonal rangers at Old Faithful in Yellowstone the summer of 1963. We rendezvoused over the years whenever our travels brought us into proximity. San Francisco and Washington were favorites. He was a lovely friend. His Christmas card was always the first to arrive. This year there was silence. I am very saddened at his passing.
Graham was a dear and faithful friend to me and all of my family.