Donald Graham

Donald A. “Pap” Graham, 79, of East Palestine, OH, formerly of Beaver Falls, died Thursday, October 3, 2013, in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Boardman, OH.

Born December 21, 1933, in Beaver Falls, he was the son of the late Howard and Esther Taylor Graham.

Don had over 58 years of service with Ferguson Transportation, where he was a school bus dispatcher. He loved gardening and farming, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Surviving are his wife, Karen Nalepa Graham; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Kim Graham, Spring, TX; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Linda and Michael Bedevian, Pittsburg, TX; Catherine and Ron Knouse, Teagne, TX; Lisa and Bill Paquet, Ellsworth, WI, and Lori McCoy, York, SC; a brother and two sisters-in-law, Wayne and Daralee Graham, and Janet Graham; nine grandchildren, Katie and Dylan Graham, Lauren, Kristen and Cathryn Bedevian, Dixon Knouse, Jilliane, Steffanie and Madelynne Paquet; two nieces, Dawny McCauley and Cindy Sauerwein, as well as many other nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carl R. Graham.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 4 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. in the Lutton Chippewa Funeral Home, 117 Blackhawk Road, Rev. Lee Bittner will officiate.

Private interment will follow.

The family requests that contributions be made to a charity of your choice in Donald’s name.