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Richard "Dale" Graham, 75, of Girard, Pa., formerly of LaVale, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at Pleasant Ridge Manor Nursing Home, Girard, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.
Born Feb. 16, 1943, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Joseph Graham Sr. and Vera C. (Mauk) Graham.
Dale was a 1962 graduate of Allegany High School.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Linda Graham, in 2007; his oldest brother, Earnest Samuel Weaver; brother-in-law, Harold Kacholek; and brother-in-law, Lance Cpl. John Wertman, who died in Vietnam.
Dale is survived by his sisters, Joeann (Cecil) Colbert, Hyndman, Pa., Louise (Ira) Thornhill, S.C., Betty Kacholek and Kathleen Wertman, Willoughby, Ohio; brothers, Robert (Carolyn) Graham, Lineville, Pa., John (Kathryn) Graham, Ocean View, Del., Joseph (Pat) Graham Jr., and Charles "Mick" Graham, both of Cumberland; a stepdaughter, Kathy Taylor, Ga., and a stepson, Alan Kinser, Wash.; and many, many nieces and nephews.
At Dale's request he will be cremated, and there will be no services.
Burial will be private at a later date, beside his wife in Clinton, Md.
Published on February 16, 2018
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