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Fred A. Graham

January 22, 1935 - April 15, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: April 17, 2019

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc

Cemetery Sacred Heart Slovak Cemetery

Church Saints Peter and Paul Church

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Fred A. Graham, 84, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019, at the inpatient unit of Residential Hospice, Geisinger South, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Jenkins Township on January 22, 1935, Fred was the son of the late Hamilton and Thelma (Harding) Graham.

Fred attended Kingston High School and then joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Germany. In the Air Force, his assignment was Communications and was honorably discharged in 1958, attaining the rank of Airman 2nd Class.

After the military, Fred’s career consisted of being a Purchasing Agent with Craft Associates and Comfort Design. Following these roles, he was the Superintendent of Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton section of Wyoming, for the Diocese of Scranton, for over 25 years. After retirement, Fred provided Student Transport for Wilkes University until 2015.

Fred was very active in his community, church and fraternal organizations. As his children were growing, he was a coach in the North End Little League and Athletic Director for Group 7 of the Slovak Catholic Sokols. He was a member of the former Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in North Wilkes-Barre and most recently Saints Peter & Paul Church, Plains, PA.

Fred was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Alhambra, North End Slovak Club, Polish American Veterans Club, Henry Citizens Club, American Legion, and the Slovak Catholic Sokols (SCS). In 2013, Fred was named the SCS Fraternalist of the Year and was a former Past President. In life, Fred loved playing cards, woodworking, yardwork, coaching, travel to Sokol events, and spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother John Graham.

Fred is survived by his wife, the former Audrey A. Fedor, daughter of Andrew and Anna (Keblish) Fedor. They were married on May 19, 1956 and have shared 62 years of married life. They raised four children together and have been blessed with five grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Kim Graham her and fiancé, Dave Domzalski, Dallas; son Keith Graham and wife, Mary Beth, Hudson; daughter, Kathy Graham, Plains; and son, Kevin Graham and wife Denise, Belvidere, NJ; grandchildren Justin, Kyle, Cody, Karina and Kylie, and sister Shirley Pritchard, Tucson, AZ, nieces and nephews.

Fred’s family would like to offer a special Thank You to Dr. Jessica Zingaretti and the nurses of the 4th Floor at Geisinger (RM 412B) and the nurses and staff at Residential Hospice for the wonderful care and compassion given to Fred.

Funeral will be held at Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in Saints Peter & Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains, with Father John C. Lambert, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends and family may call from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Residential Hospice C/O 601 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704 in Fred’s memory.