George R. Graham, Jr.
George R. Graham Jr. passed away at his home in Downingtown on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
George was born October 10, 1936 in Pittsburgh PA to George and Mary Lois Graham. He graduated from Shadyside Academy (’55) and went on to attend Trinity College (’59), Hartford, CT. At both schools, George proved to be a superb athlete, especially excelling as a catcher and playing semi-professional baseball. While at Trinity, he formed life-long friendships with his brothers of the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity. He left college to serve as an aviator in the U.S. Naval Air Forces. After being honorably discharged, he moved to New York City and was employed by Grey Advertising.
He and his wife Sally (nee Niness) left New York in 1965 and moved to Downingtown to raise their family. He worked for Chemical Leaman Tank Lines for many years, was active in local community organizations and was a supervisor of West Bradford Township for many years. In 1988, he acquired Apparel Business Systems and served as CEO until his death.
He is survived by his wife of almost 55 years, daughter Kathryn Duggan (John); son George Graham, III (Kristen), three grandchildren; Gillian, Grace and George IV and his sister Lois Tingler (David).
A memorial service in George’s honor will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 W. Miner St., West Chester, PA on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shadyside Academy, www.shadysideacademy.org, Trinity College, www.trincoll.edu, or a charity of your choice.