Robert Graetz
1928 - 2020
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Rev. Robert Graetz was a Lutheran minister and civil rights activist who was among the residents of Montgomery, Alabama who organized a historic bus boycott.

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Published in The Peterborough Examiner on Sep. 21, 2020.
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October 14, 2020
Matthew McGuire
October 1, 2020
Alishia
September 28, 2020
Thank You Sir For Your Dedication To The Cause, Rest With God
William Robinson
September 26, 2020
My condolences to the family. Its a shame that the Civil rights that he helped with back in the 1960's, still exist, today. One day, our heavenly father, will definitely eliminate, all injustices, that exist, in this world. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times.
September 26, 2020
Dear Jeannie and Family
I was privileged to have known Rev. Graetz and you from the many Holocaust Educational Programs we shared together at AUM. My family and I are truly sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincerest condolences to the entire Graetz family. May G-d grant you strength, peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Max Herzel
Friend and Holocaust Survivor
Max Herzel
Friend
September 24, 2020
Dear Jeannie and family
We were sorry to hear about your loss. Bob’s kindness and spiritual presence touched our family and all those he met and helped through the years. Jeannie and Bob were a team to behold. Team Graetz inspired kindness, spirituality, intolerance for cruelty and the courage to act for change.
In 1982, Reverend Graetz married us on a hillside in Ohio at the home of our good friends, the Mapes. Bob and Jeannie provided us a shining example of a path forward as we began building our team together. Thank you from us, our children and our grandchildren. Love to you all.
Karen and Tom Anderson




Karen and Tom Anderson
Friend
September 24, 2020
Sympathies to the family and love ones. May you hold your loving memories of him close and may your grand creator comfort you.
Odette Wells
September 23, 2020
Bob you were the best neighbor and I am privileged to have grown up knowing you. Your laugh was contagious.
Melody Allen
Neighbor
September 23, 2020
My mother, Jo-Ann Pfeifer Tabor, dated Pastor Graetz, while at Capital University. Our entire family has been studying his wonderful contributions to humankind. He will be missed! We have always felt a tiny connection and I even visited his church in Montgomery and place of residence. He really made a difference! God bless, Tina Tabor Blackburn
Tina Tabor Blackburn
Acquaintance
September 23, 2020
Scott Chamberland
September 23, 2020
Rest in Power, Pastor Graetz! God Bless.
My sincere condolences to the Graetz family. ❤ Thank you.
Dorothy Thigpen
Friend
September 22, 2020
So many are thankful to Robert Graetz, so very sorry, my sincere condolences to the Graetz family, may you find comfort from all of your many wonderful memories, may God strengthen all of you at this time.
September 22, 2020
Rest in Peace
Dyan Toepfer
September 22, 2020
Thank you. May you rest in Peace.
Marcus Clark
September 22, 2020
Thank you for the sacrifices you made for my people. Now rest in peace knowing that you did your best. Sincere condolences to the Graetz family.
Merrit Davis
September 22, 2020
Thank you for your courage and conviction. Rest in Peace.
September 21, 2020
Rev Bob Graetz was a shining light in my life. He was gracious enough to come all the way to Maui twice to inform students at the Charter School about the Montgomery Bus Boycott and who started the Civil Rights Movement. On his return it was to be , with Jeanne, Grand Marshal for MLK Day Celebration where our Mayor presented them with two Proclamations. Mahalo/Thanks Bob Graetz for helping us out.
Sandy and Jean Farmer-Wiley & Walker
Friend
September 21, 2020
A supporter of civil rights whose hard work will never be forgotten. Sincere condolences to the Graetz family, truly sorry for your loss, may God grant strength and peace at this most difficult time of your loss.
September 21, 2020
Thanks for your work God bless
Meredith G. Kemper
September 21, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Graetz. May the God of tender mercies and ALL comfort, comfort you during this time.
RH
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