Delbert Graham

September 19, 1932 - July 9, 2017
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Delbert Graham, 84, of Midvale, died Sunday, July 09, 2017 in Community Hospice’s Truman House at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Delmar and Elsie (Brown) Graham, Delbert was born September 19, 1932 at Roswell, Ohio.

Delbert graduated from Midvale High School in 1950. …

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Delbert Graham, 84, of Midvale, died Sunday, July 09, 2017 in Community Hospice’s Truman House at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Delmar and Elsie (Brown) Graham, Delbert was born September 19, 1932 at Roswell, Ohio.

Delbert graduated from Midvale High School in 1950. Then, on September 21, 1951, he married the love of his life, the former JoAnn Truman, and they raised three children, Jeff, Brian and Melissa. The couple shared 39 years of marriage prior to JoAnn’s passing on May 9, 1991.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a recipient of the Bronze Star while serving in the Korean War.

Delbert retired from Helbling’s Restaurant Supply in 1997 and was a longtime resident of Midvale, serving as the village mayor for 26 years. He was a lifelong member of the Midvale Lions Club and a Melvin Jones Fellow, having been inducted into the former 13-G District Hall of Fame in 2011. He was also a life member of the former Midvale and current New Philadelphia V.F.W.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Jeff (Beth) Graham of New Philadelphia, Brian (Becky) Graham of Sugarcreek and Melissa (Teddy) Metcalf of New Philadelphia; grandchildren, Matthew (Morgan) Graham, Heather(Tony) Kinsey, Sara Graham and Tanner Graham; three great grandchildren, Reese Graham and Haylee and Andrew Kinsey; two nieces, Linda Hively and Connie Kandel and two nephews, David Truman and Ronald Graham.

Delbert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his beloved grandson, Scott Graham and a brother, Donald Graham.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 5 – 8 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A funeral service celebrating Delbert’s life will be led by Pastor Carl Kandel on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 2 PM in the funeral home’s chapel. Burial alongside his wife will follow in the Evergreen Burial Park where military honors will be rendered.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Delbert’s memory to Midvale Lions Club, P.O. Box 124, Midvale, OH 44653.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Friday, July 14, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, July 14, 2017

Evergreen Burial Park

Address:

1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Date: Friday, July 14, 2017

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Donation Information

Midvale Lions Club

PO BOX 124
Midvale, Ohio 44653

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Jeanne A Ball posted on 7/15/17

To all Del's family, I will never forget Del and his orneriness. He has a special place in my heart as I've watched him and his family over the yrs. He will be missed but never forgotten. Especially him and the Midvale crew. Praying for all of you! Jeanne Ball

 

Karen & Taylor Graeff posted on 7/11/17

We are so sorry for your loss, he was truly a one of a kind and will be missed!

 

Georgianne Wilson Turner posted on 7/11/17

Rest peacefully Delbert... I just know that you & my Dad will carry on with your "Midvale" stories as you had for so many years.. Just 2 guys who loved their "Midvale"... from classmates at Midvale High, working for the betterment of their small town as council members, one as Mayor & one as Marshall, becoming neighbors for over 50 years, having heart surgery within weeks of each other & ending up doing their rehab together. As my Mom reminisced through her tears Sunday morning, she said to me "my last memory of Del will be him being put in the ambulance & raising up to wave at me" and as I told her that was just his "farewell until we meet again", their are too many good, crazy & fun memories that will remain forever, and one of the most recent when Delbert would come outside to sit & Xander would run over to see him & Del would say the same thing every time as he petted him on the head, "Oh, he's such a nice dog". We'll miss your ornery character & the neighborhood will never be the same.. But we know that the pain & suffering has ended for you & I'm sure the "Midvale gang" is having quite the conversation in heaven.. Delbert, Dad & Bob... don't worry, we'll keep an eye on the town for you... Sending HUGS to Heaven for the Midvale gang... Delbert, you were always the BEST Santa & it was all because you loved doing it... We will all miss you... Thoughts & Prayers for the Graham Family.

 

Karen & Donald Colvin posted on 7/11/17

Missy... so sorry to hear about your dad. Perhaps they are not the stars in the sky but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones shines down to let us know they are still with us.

 

Sue Case posted on 7/10/17

Brian and family, I'm so sorry to read about your dad. Prayers to you and your family.

 

Tom and Chris Booth posted on 7/10/17

We send our deepest condolences on the passing of Delbert...

 

MR. & DR. KEVIN B. PETITTE posted on 7/10/17

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY! THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO ALL.

 

Sara and Brent Lehigh posted on 7/10/17

So sorry for your loss. Prayers, Sympathy and Love to you and your family

 

Mary Ann Otte posted on 7/9/17

Thinking of you as you lay your Dad (Grandpa) to rest. He was such a good hearted gentleman. My prayers are with you.

 

Jill Brandt posted on 7/9/17

I'm so very sorry to hear about your Dad, Brian. He was such a nice man. Prayers and hugs to you all. Jill & Josh Brandt

 

Linda Hively posted on 7/9/17

He was my more than my Uncle, he was like a father. Always had time for advice and a story about the women chasing him. I will miss him. We never said good bye until we said I Love You. To my cousins know you did all you could for your Dad.

 

Dale and Nancy Smith posted on 7/9/17

Missy, Jeff, and Brian, May your memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength at this difficult time. Our Deepest Sympathy

 

Tim and Mary (Grafe) Meiser posted on 7/9/17

To all of Delberts family and friends, We are sending our deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of Delbert, he was a one of a kind man, He was awesome, never walked past me without saying hi and how are you!! I just know that Joanne and Scottie met him at Heavens Gate with their arms open wide!! Fly High Delbert, you will be missed!! Tim and Mary (Grafe) Meiser

 

Melanie Archer posted on 7/9/17

I am very sorry for your loss...Sending my deepest sympathy to you..He was such a nice man...You are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time and always....

 

Deb and Wiz Wisintainer posted on 7/9/17

Jeff, Brian and Missy you are in our thoughts and prayers are this difficult time. You have our deepest sympathy.

 

Bobbie Rimer posted on 7/9/17

Jeff,Brian,and Missy We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. What a great man he was! He had a great sense of humor,always had me laughing! We will be keeping you and your families in our thoughts and prayers. Dave and Bobbie

 

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