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Joseph A. McGraw, Sr.

AGE: 90 • Newark, DE

Joseph A. McGraw Sr., age 90, died peacefully surrounded by his family on June 3, 2016 in Newark, DE.

Joe is survived by his children, Kelly (Josh) Steeves, Helen (Dennis) Chatham, Joann Smart, Linda (Ron) Jaconi, Cathy McInnis, Rosie Hudman, Barbara (Tony) Palmer, Bobby (Linda) McGraw, John McGraw, James (Linda) McGraw, Danny (Donna) McGraw. He is also survived by his brother in law, Tom Sharkey and his sister in law, Ellie McGraw. Joe also has over 30 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son, Joe McGraw, Jr. and daughter, Claire Murphy and siblings, John McGraw, Dorothy Warrington, Alice Sharkey, Margaret Simon, Francis McGraw, Robert McGraw and James McGraw.

Joe was born on April 27, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pa. He was a retired teamster and took pride in his 30 plus years of driving a truck.

He was a great family man and a loving father. He married Mary Rolling on November 17, 1979. Mary proceeded him in death in 1995.

In 2000, he moved from South Philly to Delaware and enjoyed spending time at the Newark Senior Center playing Pinochle and shooting pool. Joe was a die-hard Phillies fan. He enjoyed sitting out and talking with neighbors and friends and was known to many as Papa Joe. He enjoyed his daily interactions with his grandchildren Joseph and Sarah and cuddling with his dogs.

A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8th at St. Margaret's of Scotland Church located at 2451 Frazer Rd. Newark, DE 19702. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with mass to follow at 7. Graveside prayer and burial will be Thursday, June 9th at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul's Cemetery in Springfield, PA. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Joe's life.

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Published in The News Journal from June 6 to June 8, 2016
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