John H. McGraw, 82, of 2880 Greenhurst Avenue, Greenhurst, died Saturday, July 17, 2021, in his home.
A lifelong area resident, he was born September 5, 1938, in Jamestown, the son of the late John and Helen Bylock McGraw.
He was a 1956 graduate of Jamestown High School.
From 1957-59 he served with the US Army Airborne Division.
Prior to his retirement in 1995, he was employed by Marlin Rockwell Corporation as a machinist and for many years served as an officer of the shop union.
He was a member of the Vikings, Eagles and Ellery Center VFW.
Surviving are his wife Beverly Kelley McGraw, whom he married September 4, 1957; three children Kimberly (Jon) Meckley of Bemus Point, John McGraw of Virginia Beach, VA and Robert (Vicki) McGraw of Jamestown; three grandchildren Todd (Amanda) McGraw, Alex Carroll and Mark McGraw and a great granddaughter Blake Rose McGraw.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Cedarquist.
Per John's wishes, no funeral service or visitation will be observed.
Inurnment will be in Lake View Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701, or Fluvanna Community Church, 3363 Fluvanna Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701.
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