Frederick Leland “Fred” Graham
November 5, 1935 - November 19, 2019
Frederick Leland “Fred” Graham, age 84, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
Born in Port Huron, MI on November 5, 1935, he was the son of the late George and Eltha (Nestle) Graham. Fred proudly served his country in the U.S Army during both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He continued his service with the Army as a diesel mechanic, retiring in 1975. Fred also worked as a diesel mechanic for Ag Industrial in Rising Sun, MD and White Brothers in Middletown, DE, retiring after 19 years.
A fan of the outdoors, he enjoyed hunting and fresh water fishing. Fred loved playing black jack, betting on horses and rooting for the Phillies. He liked bowling, leather crafting and photography. Most of all, Fred adored his time spent with his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Frances (Garbacz) Graham; and second wife, Margaret F. Graham. Fred is survived by his wife, Edna (Adolph) Graham; children, Karen Hernandez of Milford, Carolyn Bendistis (Wayne) of New Castle and Michael Graham of Milford; grandchildren, Kristen Watras, Tiffany Nunez, Joseph Frassico, Clara Hernandez and Alessia Hernandez; and great grandchildren, Wyatt, Vincent, Kevin and Lucas.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 noon on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Fred’s memory to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.