Oct. 26, 1920 — Dec.1, 2013
A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, Dec. 6 for Raymond Jerome Graff, Sr., 93, of Patterson, who died Sunday, Dec.1 at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.
Mr. Graff was born in Milladore, Wis. and was a resident of Patterson for 13 years. He was retired from the Air Force and worked for Ace Hardware for 20 years. He was a member of the Christian Fellowship Church in Patterson, Masonic Lodge, Shriner's, and Bel-Ali.
Mr. Graff is survived by his sons, Douglas Braudrick of Pittsburg, Dennis Braudrick of Pasco, Wash., Dan Braudrick of Brentwood, Louis Graff of Patterson and R.J. Graff of Oregon; daughters, Kristyne York of Pasco, Wash, Kimberly Carmichael of Massachusetts and Connie Wiese of Nashville, IL; brothers, Mike Graff of Wisconsin and Joe Schwartzbauer of Missouri; sister, Edie Hill of Illinois; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eugenia “Jean” Graff; brothers, Dan Graff, George Schwartzbauer and sister, Betty Worth.
A visitation will be observed from 9:30 to 11:30 am, Friday, Dec.6 followed by funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Patterson. Interment to follow at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella.
Hillview Funeral Chapel, 450 W. Las Palmas Ave., Patterson, is handling the arrangements.