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“I just stumbled across this notice and am saddened to see the passing of such a great man. He was always kind and generous to me while I was dating...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Stuart Gethner - Scottsdale, AZ

“dear children of jack, louise and i, alfred, just recieved the terrible passing of jack. please accept our deepest sympathy. ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: louise and alfred capoverde - FL

“We are very sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Graham family at this time. ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Chuck and Loretta - AR - cousin

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jack and all the Graham family members. With Sincere Sympathy ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Patty Concannon-Lester - FL

“The Cooper family sends our condolences to the Graham family. I will always remember Jack's great smile. He was a fine storyteller, and he made us...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Kathy Concannon Cooper - Lombard, IL

“Keeping his spirit with us with fond memories. Love to all the Graham children during this sad time. ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Maureen Brennan - cousin

“May our thoughts and prayers be with you and all of your family. Know that the many fun times will always be in your memories. Jack rest in peace...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Diane & Bob Vorbroker - FL

“Jack will always be in our thoughts & prayers. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Carney-Gregoria - ID

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. God Bless! ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Rob and Julie Boucher - CA

“On behalf of my siblings, Janine, Denise and Robert, we extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Jack Graham. He will be remembered, along with...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Susan C. Boucher - Naples, FL

“I remember Jack for his big smile and genuine hearty laugh. He was a special guy to his family and the many cousins who enjoyed each other so much. ...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Tom Concannon - Austin, TX

“To Karen and the Graham family, We send you our prayers and deepest condolences for the loss of your father. We are thinking of you all. Love, ...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Heidi, Neil and Adelaide Jenkins

“We have some very fond memories of your Dad. Please accept our sincere condolences. Your family is in our prayes. Byron & Alice ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Byron & Alice Jodlowski - Atlanta, IL

“Rest in Peace my dear friend. You, Joan and my beloved wife, Carolyn, can carry on until I see you there. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Thomas DeBray - Punta Gorda, FL

“Our sincere sympathy to the family for their loss.We knew Jack only for a short time,but he left a lasting memory.He surely will be missed. Gardy &...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Gardner & Diane Copeland - FL

“Bob Munson and I offer our heartfelt condolences to the family. Margaret is very special to us, and we know her Dad was a wonderful inspiration and...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Lynnore Feinberg - Manchester, CT

“Jack and Family, Please take care and know that you are all in my thoughts. I have such fond memories of your dad and your mom. Lots of love, ...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Jennifer Murphy Marsh - Geneva, IL

“My condolences to the Graham family and friend's on your loss. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: RAY MURPHY - Palos Hill's, IL


John "Jack" David Graham, 83, passed away from complications of heart surgery on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. He was second oldest of six children, born July 16, 1927 to David and Loretta Graham. Jack attended Leo High School and served in the US Army during the Allied Power occupation of Japan. Jack married Joan Jodlowski in 1959 and together they raised six children in Hickory Hills, Illinois. Jack was employed by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation for nearly forty years until his retirement in 1988. Avid gardeners, swimmers and outdoor lovers, Joan and Jack moved to Port Charlotte in 1989 where they enjoyed the beautiful warm weather. Jack will be greatly missed by his children, David, Karen (Michael), Margaret, Ellen, John and Elizabeth; grandchildren, John and Claire; sisters Lorraine and Elinore; many nieces and nephews and his dear companion, Hazel Olenych. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan. A memorial service to celebrate Jack's life will be 11:00 am, Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. To express condolences to the family, please sign the online guest book.

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