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William Henry Graham Sr.

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William Henry Graham Sr. Obituary
William Henry Graham, Sr.

Lakewood - William H. Graham, Sr., of Lakewood, N.J., died February 13, 2018 at age 90. He was born and raised in Caldwell, N.J. He also previously lived in Brick, N.J., Murrells Inlet, S.C. and Nokomis, F.L.

Mr. Graham retired from New York Telephone Co. in 1990 as a Staff Manager, and was a Life Member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

While a resident of Caldwell, Mr. Graham was active with the Boy Scouts of America, serving as Cubmaster, Asst. Scoutmaster and District Commissioner. He was presented the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award given to a volunteer scouter.

Mr. Graham was a graduate of Caldwell High School, attended Rutgers University and Newark College of Engineering. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Europe during World War II.

The family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the entire incredible staff at Harrogate Lifecare and Health Center for their care and dedication for the past 12 plus years.

He was loved by all and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Mr. Graham was predeceased by his wife, Jeanne, in 1999 after 50 years of marriage; a sister, Doris M. Graham of Modesto, C.A.; and a step great-grandson, Geoffrey C. Vandenberge. He is survived by three sons, William H. Graham, Jr. and his wife Christine of Fanwood, N.J., Douglas A. Graham and his wife Susan of Lanoka Harbor, N.J. and Thomas C. Graham and his wife Terri of Norton, M.A.; a granddaughter, Nicole Graham of Stroudsburg, P.A.; a grandson, Christopher Graham of Whiting, N.J.; a step granddaughter, Michelle Vandenberge, her husband Neil, and their children Abby and Miles of Manahawkin, N.J.

Relatives and friends will be received on Sunday, February 25, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the D'Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701. A ceremony and military honors will immediately follow in the funeral home. At a later date, he will be laid to rest with his late wife Jeanne in the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Caldwell, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the , 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691 or by visiting the website

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 18, 2018
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