Howard Charles (Butch) Graham, 70, of Andover, Ohio passed away surrounded by his family, on July 4, 2019, at Meadville Medical Center, after many years of illness.
Born July 11, 1948, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Howard and Leona Graham. Howard graduated from North Catholic High School. On February 9, 1968, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He concluded his tour ranked an E5 Staff Sergeant at Malmstrom Air Force Base, in Great Falls, Montana.
Howard cherished times with grandchildren, family and friends. He enjoyed traveling, boating and fishing. He treasured every moment in life and always had a positive outlook. He had a sense of humor that did not quit, even though his heart wanted to.
He married Linda Dudczak, the love of his life in 1981. Howard is survived by his loving wife, Linda; his brother, Bruce (Debbie); two sons, Mark (Sam) and Scott (Susan); his daughter, Christy Pendarvis; and 3 grandchildren, Zachary, Ethan and Hunter.
Howard was preceded by his parents and two sisters, Sandy Koch and Donna Brandt.
Calling hours will be on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Royal-Coleman Funeral Home 6028 U.S. Hwy 6, Linesville.
A funeral will follow at 1 p.m. Monday with Father Chris Hamlett officiating followed by full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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