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Wilson E. GrafAugust 16, 1935 ~ November 23, 2017 (age 82)
Wilson Ellsworth Graf, 82, of Hanover, PA, entered God’s eternal care, Thursday, November 23, 2017 at home with his loving family by his side.
Born August 16, 1935, in Brodbecks, PA, he was the son of the late Jacob H. and Katheryn E. (Rohrbaugh) Graf. He was the loving husband of Beverly Ann (Markle) Graf with whom he shared fifty-seven years of marriage.
Wilson was a member of New Hope Faith Community Church, Hanover, PA.
Wilson was a 1954 graduate of Eichelberger High School, Hanover, PA. He played sandlot baseball, Industrial League Softball and was a former Hanover Recreation Baseball Coach.
Wilson retired in 1999 from SKF Industries. He was a member of the Hanover Republican Club, the Hanover Home Association, the Cavalry Club, and the National Guard of Hanover, PA.
Wilson was an avid sports fan. He was a member of the Hanover Athletic Booster Club and the Hanover Band Boosters. He loved attending all Hanover Nighthawk Athletic Events, watching the Philadelphia Phillies, the Baltimore Orioles, the Dallas Cowboys and the Penn State Nittany Lions.
In addition to his loving wife, Bev, Wilson is survived by his children, Debra K. Graf of Hanover, PA and Brett Wilson Graf and his wife, Dawn of New Oxford, PA; three grandchildren, Kaitlyn N. Graf, Jordyn A. Graf and Hunter G. Milliner; two brothers, Ivan Graf and Dale Graf; and two sisters, Dorothy “Dot” Chronister and Elizabeth Cox. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Donald and Albert Graf; and two sisters, Helen Cave and Gussie Elicker.
A funeral service to celebrate and remember Wilson’s life will be held 10:00 AM, Monday, November 27, 2017 at New Hope Faith Community Church, 33 Sunday Drive, Hanover, PA, with the Rev. Jeff Reaver officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover, PA. The family will receive friends and share memories from 5:00-8:00 PM, Sunday, November 26, 2017 at the Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA and from 9:00-10:00AM, Monday, November 27, 2017 at the church.
The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA has been entrusted by the family with the funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com.
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33 Sunday Drive, Hanover PA 17331