Earl's Story

HAMPDEN - Earl C. McGraw, Jr., 78, passed away on January 2, 2015. He was born to Earl C. McGraw and Vina Lowell McGraw in Bangor on November 10, 1936.

Earl was a graduate of Hampden Academy and the University of Maine at Orono. He worked many years as a mortgage loan officer for Penobscot Savings Bank, and in later years as an agent for the U. S. Government in the Farmers' Home Administration. He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels during his retirement years.

Earl is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara Silsby McGraw; daughter, Linda McGraw MacNeill, husband Roger, and daughter, Rainelle; his son, Douglas E. McGraw, wife Racheal, and children Alexander, Ryan, Lauren and Samuel McGraw. He is also survived by his brother in-law and sister in-law Charles and Judy Silsby and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Loraine Morgan.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date. The family appreciated the caring assistance from the Hospice of Eastern Maine nurses.

Gifts in Earl's memory may be made to the Animal Orphanage, P.O. Box 565, Orono, ME 04473 or to a charity of one's choice.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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