John I. Graham, age 66, of Erie, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at his family farm in Crawford County. He was born in Erie on October 3, 1946, son of the late Harvey and Nettie Graham. John was employed for over 30 years as a grinder at Urick Foundry, until his retirement. He loved working on his family farm and taking care of the animals, whom he lovingly called, "his babies." He was known for his good natured temperament, helpful spirit, and ability to talk with anyone. John is survived by his wife of 42 years, Joyce Graham; four children, Christine Baker, Crystal Graham, John Graham and Michael Graham (Michelle); seven sisters, Alice, Mary, Mildred, Patricia, Dorothy, Barbara and Bessy; four brothers, Lee, Tony, Donald and Raymond; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty and one brother, Elwood. Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., West, 536 West 10th Street, on Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a Funeral Service there on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the
, 2115 West 38th St., Erie, PA 16508. To send condolences, visit www.duscaksfuneralhome.com.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 27, 2013