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August 21, 2018

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory
Tiffin, Ohio
August 22, 2018

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church 
Tiffin, OH
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James F. Graham, 64, of Tiffin, died at 9:28 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2018, at his residence.  He was born February 13, 1954, in Willard, to Henry and Virginia (Allen) Graham.  He married Susan Reed January 25, 1975, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Attica and she survives.

Other survivors include a son, Joshua (Molly) Graham of Marysville, and a daughter, Jodi (Dean) Zeigler of Douglasville, Ga.; two grandchildren, Kenna Zeigler and Layla Graham; five brothers, Mike (Debbie) Graham of Mt. Gilead, Fred (Barb) Graham of Willard, David (Joann) Graham of Republic, Donald (Marleen) Graham of Bloomville, and Jack (Kay) Graham of Kettering; and a sister, Jean Ann (Dan) Hark of Carey.

He was a 1972 Seneca East High School graduate and in 1974 he graduated from United Electronics Institute in Louisville, Ky. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. 

James worked as an electronics technician at Motorola in Schaumburg, Ill. and also at RCA/Intersil in Findlay.  He started and owned his own business, Air Cool Services in Tiffin.  James loved a good campfire and camping in the great outdoors.  He enjoyed traveling and was a devoted fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes.  He devoted his life to his family, loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed all of their family get-togethers.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe Street, Tiffin, Ohio 44883 (419) 447-3113.  A wake service will be at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home followed by the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  Rev. Joseph Szbyka will officiate.
The rosary will be recited 20 minutes prior to the funeral at the church.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to F.A.C.T. of Seneca County or to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

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