McGraw, Robert BRATTLEBORO / GEORGIA, Vt. Robert Emmett McGraw, 62, died unexpectedly Saturday, February 8, 2014 at his home in Brattleboro. Bob was born in Albany, N.Y. on September 25, 1951, the son of Joseph and Margaret ( Egan ) McGraw. He graduated from Vincentian Institute in Albany and attended St. Michael's College in Colchester. Bob served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman, and was stationed in Korea in the early 1970's. He was married in 1973 to Martha Corning. They resided in Georgia for many years. Bob was a member of the Burlington Police Department and a Detective for the Chittenden County State's Attorney's Office where he worked for a combined 20 years of service. He was also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Bob is survived by his daughter, Meghan Turner and her husband, Samuel of Gray, Maine; his former wife, Martha McGraw of Georgia; and his brothers and sisters and spouses, Joseph and Karen McGraw of Wayland, Mass., Kathleen and Michael Kelly of Selkirk, N.Y., Thomas and Corky McGraw of Slingerlands, N.Y., Martha and Cornelius Murray of Albany, N.Y., Kevin and Julia McGraw of Guilderland, N.Y. and Mark and Tammy McGraw of Fairfax Station, Va., by many nieces and nephews and was beloved by the entire Corning family. Bob's greatest gifts to his family and friends were his love of family, sense of humor, and his obsession with R&B and soul music. He had style, was always well-dressed and danced like James Brown. He lit up every room he entered and always greeted you with a big smile. You will be missed, Muggsy. A Service of Celebration will be held on Saturday February 15, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, located at 29 Congress Street, St. Albans, VT. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers Bob's family asks that you please consider helping the Burlington Emergency Shelter, 89 North Street, Burlington, VT 05401 or to the VA Medical Center, Voluntary Service, 215 North Main Street, White River Jct., VT 05009. Online condolences may be made to minorfh.com.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Feb. 13, 2014