Howard P. Graham
September 26, 1934 - October 14, 2019
Howard P. Graham, age 85, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019.
Born and raised in the ninth ward of Wilmington, DE on September 26, 1934, he was the son of the late Charles C. and Mable Graham. Howard attended Harlan Elementary and P.S. DuPont High School. He began working in the steel industry at Delaware Steel Corp and Poisey T. Jones Corp as a metal fabricator. He later went to work for J.E. Rhoads Industrial Belting Co., where he worked for 30 plus years and obtained the position of shop manager. Howard later worked for Chiorino Corp, from where he retired.
In his earlier years, he enjoyed his beach house, boating and fishing and his good friends in Sussex County. Howard was an animal lover, especially his Labrador Retrievers. He was an avid sports fan, following the Eagles, Phillies and U of D teams.
In addition to his parents, Howard was preceded in death by his wife, Jean; sisters, Thelma Hartshorn and Lilian Smith; and brother, Charles Graham. He is survived by his two sons, David (Linda) and Joseph (Susan); two granddaughters, Stephanie Graham and Stacie Lynch (Charles); and two great grandchildren, Tyler and Madelyn; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12:30 pm until 1 pm on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 300 Basin Road, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 1 pm and where Howard was a long time member. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Howard’s memory to Autism Delaware, 924 Old Harmony Road, Suite 201, Newark, DE 19713.