Dennis L. Graham, 72

Dennis L. Graham, 72, of Shenango Twp, New Castle passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at UPMC Jameson Hospital following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Born January 6, 1948 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Loron and Lillian (Reynolds) Graham.

Denny was a graduate of Lincoln High School. Following graduation he joined the Army and served during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Faith Country Chapel Church. A retired Postal Carrier, Denny enjoyed exercising and was always selflessly looking out for others. He also never met a cookie he didn’t like.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth “Betsy” Graham; two daughters, Bonnie Ramey of Erie, Kathryn Silvester of New Castle; a son, Joseph Black of New Castle; two sisters, Shirley Handlos of Florida, Marilyn Windfrey of Morrisville, PA; a brother, Richard (Bets) Graham of Fairless Hills, PA; a brother in law, Ed Kirkley of Florida; and over 20 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by wives, Mary Ann Graham and Ferma Graham, and a sister, Bonnie Kirkley.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday February 8 from 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City. Funeral Service will be held on Sunday at 3:00 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Miller of Faith Country Chapel officiating. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Final Interment will take place in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Research.

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8 thoughts on “Dennis L. Graham, 72

  1. My deepest condolences to the Graham family,Denny and I were friends and teammates back in high school. He will be missed by everyone that knew him.

  2. Our prayers go out to the Graham family. I have known Dennis since grade school. He was a special guy and will be missed.

  3. I was so sorry to hear about Denny’s passing. I just wanted to pass on my sympathy and prayers for his family. Jim DeMark, LHS, 1966.

  4. Dennis has received God’s greatest gift of spending eternity with Him
    and family in Heaven.
    Dennis stands alone, a gentle giant of a man.
    So privileged to married to his sister Bonita and be part of Dennis life for over 65 years.
    Will miss you
    Love you Dennis

  5. So sorry to hear this. Denny was a great guy. So real and so fun. And a very caring person
    Sending love and light to his friends and family

  6. I am sorry for your families loss. I was his friend in Vietnam and after 50 years I got to speak with him on the phone a couple times then lost track of him till I just found out he passed. He always had my back. May you R.I.P. brother till we meet again.

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