John Graham

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SIDNEY — John Joseph Graham, 89, of 1118 Evergreen Drive, passed away at 2:14 a.m. Sunday, July 19, 2015, at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born on Jan. 11, 1926, in Arlington, Massachusetts, the son of the late John and Mary (Conway) Graham. On June 19, 1949, he was married to Marjorie Roos, who preceded him in death on Feb. 17, 1987.

On May 14, 1988, he was married to Wilda Taylor, who survives him along with five children, Julie (Jake) Romaker, of Sidney, Kathy Mullins, of Sidney, Rick (Janelle) Mullins, of Jacksonville, Florida, Joyce (Bill) Groom, of Monroe, North Carolina, and Randy (Bill Price) Shaffner, of Sidney; 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Worsham, of Sidney; and his beloved dogs, Sophie and Mollie.

John was a veteran of the United States Army and served his country during World War II. Both during and following the military John worked as a truck driver; a job he did for 41 years, serving 37 of those years at Associated Truck Lines until he retired. He was a life-long member of the Sidney American Legion Post 217. He was also a member of the local Teamsters Union. John enjoyed his vehicles, listening to country music and trips to the casinos. Most of all, he enjoyed time with his family and friends and joking around with his grandchildren.

John was a life-long member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. James Riehle officiating. Burial will be at Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Hospice or SCARF in John's memory.

Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Graham family at the funeral home's website,

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302 S. Main Ave.
Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News from July 19 to July 20, 2015
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