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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.

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6 Guestbook messages for Frederick Leland “Fred” Graham

  • With Love to the man that must’ve asked me a 1000 times, “Were you born in a barn?! Shut the blankety blank door!” I know you’re laughing at that! In my heart always, Sue

  • Sure will miss the greatest Uncle in the world. In our thoughts and prayers.
    Love ,
    Debby and Family

  • To the man that was always there to love, laugh, hug and once in a while give a life lesson. I will always hold onto to our memories, of Denny’s breakfast dates, countless road trips to Michigan where you let me wear out that awful chilrens song tape over and over and over again, teaching me how to fish, camping trips, and my most memorable ride through the barn in 3rd gear on the 4-wheeler! To a man that was always there when I needed him. In my heart forever, “Mudhen”

  • Sending positive thoughts and prayers!

  • Carolyn, I will always treasure the time I have been able to spend with your father, you and your family for so long. I send my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your father taught me so much about life during my visits with him. What a very special man he was!

  • Dear Carolyn and family,
    My sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. He was quite a character and was always good for a laugh. Hope you are well. Think of you often. Penni xo