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James Durant Grafton

Jim Grafton passed peacefully on 03 August 2013 in Ocean Park, WA. Born on 15 March 1924 in Seattle, WA, Jim graduated from Ballard High and enlisted in the Navy in 1942. Following the War he completed his degree journalism at UW. He worked as a newspaperman and in PR for General Electric and Boeing. He considered his work at Boeing with the Paris Airshow the finest accomplishment in his professional life.

Jim was preceded in death in 2005 by his wife, Lenna Mack Grafton. He is survived by his son Michael Patitucci (Susan); grandson Robert, great granddaughters Sidney and Shannon; nieces and nephew Pam Frances, Mary Frances, Charlie Frances.
Published in The Seattle Times on Oct. 5, 2013
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