Robert Graffius

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MADISON, W.Va. — Robert "Parker" Graffius, 15, born April 8, 1998, son of Robert Russell III and Regina Orosz Graffius went home to be with the Lord Sun., Dec. 8, 2013.

Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, Robert Russell Jr. and Margaret Graffius; his W.Va. grandmother, Gloria "Sue" Barnhart, and cousin, Jordann Rose Orosz.

Additional survivors include his brother, Joshua (Erica), and nephew Elijah Graffius; sisters, Heather Nicole and Samantha Joan Graffius; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Joan Orosz; W.Va. grandfather, Mike Barnhart; and W.Va. grandmother, Escaleene Moore. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins: Pam (Greg) and children, Christoper (Teresa) Kelly and Mark, Chelle (Butch) Vardian and children Adanna, Alyssa (Jackson) West and Zach (Kathy), Joe (Donna) Orosz and children, Julia and Briella and Joey, Bill (Annette) Orosz and children, Justine (David) Cranmer and Jayden, Makenzi, Michael and Brittany, Judy (Joe) Mangiafico and children, Ann and Ava and Sara, David (Ginny) Orosz and children, Ty, Kallie and Jonah.

Parker was a sophomore at Scott High School, Madison. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 289, a Life Scout and member of the Order of the Arrow. He was also a member of the first organized Soccer Team of Scott High School. He loved water skiing, snow skiing and cycling.

Friends will be received from 3-8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 13, at Handley Funeral Home at Danville.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Sat., Dec. 14, at St. Mary's Catholic Church at Madison with Fr. Neil R. Buchlein officiating. Burial will follow in Boone Memorial Park at Madison.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be sent in memory of Robert "Parker" Graffius to: Scott High School Soccer Program, Scott High School #1 Skyhawk Place, Madison, WV 25130; Boy Scout Troop 289, c/o Joe Linville, 2128 Long Branch Road, Danville, WV 25053; or St. Mary's Catholic Church, P.O. Box 467 Madison, WV, 25130.

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Handley Funeral Home of Danville is in charge of arrangements.

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Handley Funeral Home - Danville
439 Phipps Ave. PO Box 175
Danville, WV 25053
(304) 369-0718
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Published in The Logan Banner from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2013