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Donald Graham

Donald G. Graham

Tuesday, June 6th, 1944 - Thursday, August 6th, 2020
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Donald G. Graham, 76, of Middletown, passed peacefully from this life to the next on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Mary M. (McGinty) Graham for over 57 years.
Don was born in Middletown, PA on June 6, 1944 to the late Donald H. and Elizabeth I. (Keller) Graham.
Don had several careers. He was a 33-year employee of Hershey Foods serving in the computer operations group. His second career was with the Middletown Area High School where he interacted daily with the young men and women of Middletown. He could be found each and every school day greeting students in the parking lot with a smile and a wave. Don would serve these same students as a chronicler of their lives as he photographed their important moments on the fields and courts, at proms, at pep rallies and other school activities.
Don loved spending time with his family and friends at his home away from home, Camp Middletown, Potter County. He spent countless days hunting, fishing, photographing and enjoying mountain life. He gave of his time to countless organizations including the Middletown Volunteer Fire Department, Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and the Middletown Moose. He was a lifelong coach with stops including the Middletown Varsity Girls Softball team, Middletown Area Baseball Assoc., and many women’s fast pitch teams and girl’s travel teams. Mornings would find Don on his front porch with coffee in hand, reporting on the weather and waiting on unexpected guests to arrive. He enjoyed tailgating and attending Penn State games as a season ticket holder
Don is survived by his loving wife and family; son, David A., and daughter in-law Athanasia; grandchildren Athanasios and Sophia Graham, of Lower Paxton Twp.; daughter, Jill A., and son in-law Michael; grandchildren Gabrielle and Natalie Krupilis, of Middletown and his two sisters, Barbara Barilla (Robert) and Judy Lipiec (Earl). He was preceded in death by his sister Nancy Engle (Donald).
Memorial Services will be held at War Memorial Field, Conewago Street, Middletown on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 12:00pm. A visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00pm on Saturday at War Memorial Field prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Middletown Volunteer Fire Department, 10 Adelia Street, Middletown, PA 17057.
Matinchek Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main Street, Middletown, PA has been entrusted with handling the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekfuneralhome.com
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Earl and Karen Bright

Posted at 07:51am
The Graham family is in our prayers and hearts. Our deepest sympathy to you all.
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Jim and Kathy Blockus

Posted at 11:06am
Please accept our deepest condolences.
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Steve & Robin Feathers

Posted at 09:29am
Mary, Jill and David please accept our heartfelt condolences on Don’s passing. Don was a great guy and will be missed by all that knew him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Steve & Robin
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Caroline (Keller) Shuler

Posted at 10:29pm
I am so sorry to say goodbye to my wonderful cousin.
Mary - know that you are in my thoughts and prayers
During this difficult time. Carol (Keller) Shuler
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Michael MacDonald

Posted at 09:00pm
Don was a positive influence in everybody’s lives including mine. He always made sure to say hi with a smile. He was someone you looked forward to seeing. I’ll miss you buddy. Thanks for being you.
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