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Elroy Allen "Al" Graber

Elroy "Al" Allen Graber

Al was born in Seattle on March 4, 1917. He graduated from Ballard High School in 1935 and from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Mining Engineering. He served in the US Army from 1940 to 1946, and retired from active service as a Captain and from the reserves as a Major. Al was awarded the American Theater Service Medal, American Defense Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal with a Bronze Star, World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal (Germany), and was recognized by Act of Congress as a Pearl Harbor Survivor. Al is survived by his beloved wife of 72 years, Charlotte, his son Lee, daughter-in-law Linda, two grandchildren, Ross and Lauren, his brother Louis and spouse Francis, and his sister Laverne, and his nieces and nephews. A celebration of Al's life will be held at the Majestic Inn, 419 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, WA 98221, at 4:00 pm on March 8, 2013. Al will be laid to rest at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery in Seattle on March 9, 2013 with Military Honors, in a private family ceremony. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Al's memory to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 75817, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands.

To share memories of Al, please sign the online guest register at: www.evanschapel.com.

Published in The Seattle Times on Mar. 3, 2013
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