Gladys S. Graham, 88, of 594 Interstate Parkway, passed away Friday (Nov. 29, 2013) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
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Born Dec. 25, 1924, in West Brookfield, Mass., she was the daughter of Loran and Florence Connor Stanhope. On Sept. 10, 1949, she married Stanley F. Graham, who survives.
She graduated from Warren High School in Warren, Mass., and attended Pennsylvania State University, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in diet and disease. She also earned a master's degree from the Pennsylvania State University and became a member of Pi Lambda Omicron Honorary Society.
In September of 1947, she completed a dietetic internship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and became a registered dietitian with the American Dietetic Association. She worked for 17 years at the Bradford Hospital as a therapeutic administrative dietitian. In 1965, she was employed by the Bradford Area School District as a home economics teacher at School Street Junior High School.
In 1980, she became a part-time dietitian at the Hannum Memorial Rest Home. She retired from teaching in 1989 and became a full-time dietitian at the Bradford Ecumenical Home, retiring in 1992.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church as well as the Esther Circle of the church, the United Methodist Women, Ecumenical Home Auxiliary and Zeta Alpha Sorority. She was also a member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary Trinity Commandry, No. 58, Knights Templar of Pennsylvania. She held many offices and was past Commander of the Southern Tier Power Squadron of the United States Power Squadrons. She was also a member of the Pennsylvania Dietetic Association and the McKean County Chapter of Pennsylvania Retired School Employees.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Mark (Nancy) Graham of Bradford and Douglas (Sharon) Graham of Piney View, W.Va.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four nieces.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother.
Family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., South Avenue, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Tom Verner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the First United Methodist Church; the
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Online condolences can be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
33 South Avenue
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 30 to Dec. 9, 2013