William Graham Jr.

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Mr. William F. “Sonny” Graham Jr., 66, died on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at home following a lengthy illness.
Sonny was born on Aug. 27, 1942 to William and Lucy Coviello Graham in Sayre, Pa. He was a heavy equipment operator for 40 years and was a proud member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1933 of Ephrata, Pa., and Holy Savior Catholic Church in Wilkes-Barre.
The last 32 years of his life was spent in Ocala, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Alex Graham; and his sister, Ann Marie Mugford.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sandra Cone Graham; seven children, Marilyn Graham of Naperville, Ill.; Carolyn Graham of Pittston.; William Graham III., of Lynn Haven, Fla., Lori Grieshaber of Falls, Pa., Tracy Peznowski of Mountain Top, Bruce Graham of Shavertown, Brian Graham of Wyoming; stepson, Aaron Feingold of Ocala, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; as well as one brother, Ralph Graham; and sisters, Theresa Harrison, Linda Kromko, Lucille Tomko, Arleen Thomas, all of Wilkes-Barre, Donna Wolfe of Denver, Colo., Cathy Ann Parker of Mims, Fla., and Ruth Ann Jones of Baton Rouge, La.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at Hiers Baxley Funeral Services, Chiefland Chapel, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, Fla., 32626 at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Ray Parker officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to any children’s charities in his name. Burial to follow in the Chiefland Memorial Gardens.
Published in Times Leader on June 20, 2009