John J. Graham
June 9, 1930 - March 13, 2020
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Tuesday 3/17, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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St. Peter Catholic Cemetery
8115 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
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St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
524 9th St.
Wilmette, IL 60091
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John J. Graham, age 89, of Wilmette, formerly of Skokie, died March 13, 2020 at Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL. Veteran, U.S. Navy Petty Officer. Retired Superintendent of Morton Grove School District No. 70.  After retirement, he was Interim Superintendent in other communities, including Deerfield, Hinsdale and Mundelein.   John was an avid golfer and sailor; former…

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Patti Hilkin Anderson left a message on March 20, 2020:
Our deepest sympathies to all of you from the Hilkin family, Prayers for peace at this time of sorrow.
Jim Weiss, Retired Commander #22 of the Morton Grove Police Department... left a message on March 19, 2020:
Sincerest condolences to Angela and the entire Graham family! I remember John fondly with memories of him chucking erasers at me when I was a 6th grade pupil of his at Grove School. He had an opportunity to "chuck" another at me when I was an officer with the MGPD...but that's another story. He was a good teacher and a good man...
Debby Becker left a message on March 18, 2020:
My deepest sympathies to the Graham family for your loss. Mr. Graham was a well-loved man, leader of the community, and highly respected Skokie Public Library board member. He will be missed.
cliff wray left a message on March 18, 2020:
Angela Lynne and I were saddened to learn of your father's passing. I know that you love your mom and dad and have done everything you can to care for and comfort them these last few years. I did not know your father well, but remember him fondly as a man that would brighten everything with his mere presence. I know you and your family will miss him greatly. Our prayers are with you.
Susan Teller left a message on March 17, 2020:
Mr Graham was such a good person. Always went out of his way to make you feel comfortable. My thoughts are with you this time of loss.
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Frank Mustari left a message on March 17, 2020:
My prayers go out to the Graham family He was an inspiration to all educators and administrators.
Elissa Barnabee left a message on March 17, 2020:
So sorry for your family’s loss. Mr. Graham was our principal back in the day at Park View... I remember him as a strong leader, warm & welcoming to all students. There are not many like him today! RIP! 🙏🏻
Kathleen L. Gahagan left a message on March 17, 2020:
Kevin and family, Burying family is neither simple nor easy. My deepest sympathy upon the death of your father.
Michael E. Granberg left a message on March 16, 2020:
Dear Kevin and Family, sorry for your lost, god has blessed your father with a wonderful family and will continue to bless him in heaven, Semper fi John! your friend, Mike Granberg
Holly Jin left a message on March 16, 2020:
Angela and family, I am so sorry you had to say goodbye to John (temporarily). What a man of principle, service, and grace. As a Library employee, I am grateful for the time he served on the Board of Trustees. We were always in good hands when John was leading. May the Lord sustain you, and may His promises of eternal life fill your heart with hope. Much love to you. xoxo
Jim & Sue Armstrong left a message on March 16, 2020:
Our Deepest Sympathies for all of the Graham Family at this challenging time. Keeping you all in our prayers.
Dan and Karen Parrilli left a message on March 16, 2020:
It is with profound sadness that we send our condolences to John’s family. To us, he was a “man for all seasons,” possessing kindness, a loving nature, character, and wisdom. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Dan and Karen Parrilli
Richard Kong left a message on March 16, 2020:
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. As a former member and president of the Skokie Public Library Board of Trustees, John made a tremendous contribution to the library and the Skokie community. He will always be remembered fondly.
John Wozniak left a message on March 15, 2020:
Dear Mrs, Graham and Family, Please accept my condolences on the loss of John Graham. I will always remember the kindness and support you extended over and over to my Dad. Delia and I also fondly remember when you opened your home after the Studs Terkel Award ceremony. You are in our thoughts and prayers. John R. Wozniak
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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