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