Dr. John F. Graf, DDS, 80, of Adams Township, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family.
Born Aug. 11, 1939, in Steubenville, Ohio, he was the son of the late John R. Graf and Mary Gillman Graf.
John proudly served our country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army. During his time in the military, he coached boys baseball at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.
He proudly served the Weirton, W.Va., community through his dental practice on West Street for 40 years and was a member of the American Dental Association.
While living in Weirton, John was also a member of the Rotary Club and the Trinity Lutheran Church council. He also coached girls softball in Weirton.
Upon moving to Adams Township, John attended Hope Lutheran Church in Cranberry Township and was a member of their church council as well.
He actively participated in the Relay for Life in Cranberry Township, which benefited the American Cancer Society.
An avid Steelers fan, he was a season-ticket holder for over 40 years. Above all, John was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 57 years, Jane Fastie Graf, whom he married on Aug. 25, 1962; his children, Joan (David) McConahy of Zelienople, Julie Graf of Cranberry Township, formerly of Phoenix, Ariz., Janice (George) Williams of Adams Township, and Jill (Chad) Ferguson of Ben Avon; his grandchildren, Stephen, Ben and Mark McConahy, Courtney, Olivia and Meagan Williams, and Abe and Claudia Ferguson; and his sister, Judy (Frank) Neely of Florida.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his grandson, Sam McConahy.
GRAF — Friends of Dr. John F. Graf, DDS, who died Saturday, July 25, 2020, will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at Boylan-Glenn-Kildoo Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 130 Wisconsin Ave./P.O. Box 2155, Cranberry Township.
A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, at Hope Lutheran Church, 8070 Rowan Road, Cranberry Township.
The family kindly asks that personal facial protection be worn to both the viewing and service.
John will be laid to rest at English Lutheran Church Cemetery in Zelienople.
If desired, memorial donations may be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205, or to the Hope Lutheran Church Memorial Fund at the address above.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.boylanfuneralservices.com.