Paul C. Graf
June 2, 1921 – November 21, 2019
Paul C. Graf, 98, died on November 21, 2019. Paul was born in New Albany on June 2, 1921 to the late Henry and Margaret Graf. Paul retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was owner of Catty-Corner Antiques. He was a U.S. Army veteran, lifelong member of Holy Family Catholic Church, member of National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Floyd County Historical Society, and lifetime booster of New Albany basketball. He also was a master historian and, as such, he spearheaded the restoration of the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace and was instrumental in changing the name of the New Albany Little League Park to the Billy Herman Park.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 56 years, Norma A. “Honey” Millheiser Graf; and siblings Robert C., Mary E., and Ruth Jane Graf.
Survivors include nieces and nephews, Thomas Mooney (Sharon), Christopher Mooney (Carol), Mary Pat Mooney, Maureen Shirely, Peggy Uskert (John), Edward Cordon (Teresa), and Susan Miller (Don); and many great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 3 pm ~ 8 pm Monday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany. His Funeral Mass will be 11:30 am Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial to follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundation, P. O. Box 831, New Albany IN 47151.
Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfuneralservice.net.
- Henry and Margaret Graf, Parents (deceased)
- Norma A. "Honey" Millheiser Graf, Wife of 56 Years (deceased)
- Robert C., Mary E. and Ruth Jane Graf, Siblings (deceased)
- Thomas (Sharon) Mooney, Nephew
- Christopher (Carol) Mooney, Nephew
- Mary Pat Mooney, Niece
- Maureen Shirely, Niece
- Peggy (John) Uskert, Niece
- Edward (Teresa) Cordon, Nephew
- Susan (Don) Miller, Niece
- Many Great Nieces and Nephews
- Visitation Monday, November 25, 2019
- Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Paul C. Graf
November 25, 2019
Paul was like a grandfather to me and to his many nieces and nephews. I will always remember the times he took me to his property on the Blue River (Beech Bottoms) and all of interesting stories about history or the latest news around the neighborhood or in New Albany. Whenever I got the chance to help my uncle Bob Graf at the grocery store, I knew that Paul would always be coming in through the side door of the store to walk around and engage in conversation with everyone. I hope all of us are able to still be as active as Paul was even into his 90’s. Somewhere in heaven Paul and Norma will still be attending the New Albany VS. Jeffersonville High School basketball games and they will be playing with their dogs Buttons and Bundy as well as their Duck Scooby at another 4th of July celebration in their backyard.