Keon Colby McGraw
November 10, 1996 – January 29, 2020
K eon C. McGraw, 23, of Issaquah, died January 29, 2020. He was born November 10, 1996 in Renton, WA the son of Medea (Filipowicz) McGraw and Manuel McGraw. He attended and graduated from Kentlake High School in 2015 and was currently employed at Incyte Diagnostics in Bellevue, WA. Keon was a naturally gifted guitarist and had a deep appreciation for the musical arts well beyond his 23 years. He was a certified Phase II Master Personal Fitness Trainer and had a passion for physical fitness. He enjoyed the outdoors, hiking the Pacific Northwest trails, and his true passion and love for skateboarding and snowboarding both of which started at a very early age. Keon truly lived life to the fullest and it shown through in everything he accomplished. He enjoyed the simple pleasures and being surrounded by his closest circle of family and friends. Keon’s infectious personality, smile, and laughter will be deeply missed but never forgotten. Keon is survived by his parents Medea McGraw (Filipowicz) of Issaquah and Manuel McGraw of Kent; his brother(s) Specialist McGraw, Kyle of the US ARMY medic Platoon of Colorado Springs and Jaedon McGraw of Issaquah. He also leaves his maternal aunt, Patricia (Filipowicz) Eastham and Tony Eastham; uncle(s) Wendell Farley, Ralph and Sharon (Zehnick) Filipowicz; Allen and Catherine (Krois) Filipowicz; cousins Tom Farley, Yvonne (Farley) Sylvan, Shasta and Breelyn LaBonte, Ralph Filipowicz Jr., Marissa, Megan, Garrett and Cameron Filipowicz. He also leaves his paternal grandparent Bernice Adams and paternal aunt Audrey Adams; uncle(s): Wendell and Michael Adams; cousins Calvin, Shaun, Dominic, James, Kimberly, Monique, Wendy, Nicole, and Wendell Jr. Adams. He is also survived by many other countless family members and his dearest close friends that have touched and were a part of Keon’s life (The Paulsen and Gramstad families). Our deepest gratitude and appreciation to Pastor Shannon deVries (Eastridge Church, Issaquah WA), our family, and close friends for their continued prayers, love and support during this most difficult time., and to the United States ARMY Venom Medic Platoon of Colorado Springs, CO. As a living tribute to the US National Forest Restoration 2020 Wildlife Tree Recovery Program, ten trees will be planted in our nation’s forests in memory of Keon McGraw.
***Overflow parking can be found in the cemetery along the sides of the main cemetery roads. Please pull over to the side as to not block any roads.***
- Memorial Service Saturday, February 15, 2020
- Reception Saturday, February 15, 2020
Keon Colby McGraw
February 15, 2020
There are so many things that I can say about my nephew Keon….
I could talk about his handsome face, the way his eyes sparkled, the way his mischievous smile just made you wonder or the way his sense of humor made you laugh at loud …
I could talk about how hard he worked and how much harder he played. I could talk about all the memories of his childhood, birthdays, Christmases and milestones we all shared.
I could talk about his musical talents with a guitar and how he loved to play the Led Zeppelin song “Stairway to Heaven”… which he played with amazing flair.
I could talk about how he loved sports, skateboarding and snowboarding. How he was an avid athlete who took care of his body inside and out and how he loved to work out at the gym.
I could talk about the many friends he made and the ones he will never make… The hugs we gave and the hugs we received…
I could talk about the hope and dreams he had and tried so hard to achieve.
I do not know why you had to leave us behind, but what I do know is –
The sun will shine a little less bright …
The music will be a little less sweet …
The memories will be a lot more sharp ...
And Our hearts and souls will be a lot more empty …
I do not know why you had to leave us ……….
But I do know that you are on that “stairway to heaven” and you will always be in our hearts and minds until we can once again … someday…. Be together again…
Your loving aunt Patti …
February 15, 2020
I was lucky enough to meet Keon at a young age through Skate Barn and through mutual friends. We instantly became close friends and I got to spend a lot of time making the best memories together. I LOVED Keon. Everyone did. His energy always lit up the room and he was just the most coolest kid ever. Always making everyone feel loved. We had some crazy times together, all of which were some of the best times of my life. I am so happy I could call Keon one of my brothers. Keons legacy will continue to shine forever. The impact he left on his friends and family will forever be in our hearts. Keon, I wish you were here with us. I wish I could give you one last hug bro. I know you’re up there watching over us all. See you again one day brother.
February 7, 2020
To Keon's Mom and other family...
I wish I were there to tell you in person how sorry I am for your loss. Anytime we lose one of our young ones, the pain hits very hard. It will always be there because the loss is always felt. May God give you comfort in the days to come.
Aunt Dee and Uncle Max
February 6, 2020
The most beautiful sunrise from our lab at Incyte Diagnostics January 30th.
At this moment we knew you entered into heaven Keon.
Rest in peace sweet boy
Love from your family in Histology at Incyte
February 6, 2020
Keon was such a vibrant soul with a passion for fitness, helping others, being adventurous, and smiling. When I started at LA Fitness Keon was one of the first to introduce himself to me. I will forever cherish the memories we made and his infectious laugh and smile. Gone way too soon my guy. Rest Easy up there
February 5, 2020
Found out about this Monday afternoon. I first met Keon from around when we both started working at 425 Fitness. Before he became permanent closer for this organization, we nearly worked together Mon-Fri. Great dude man honestly. Will definitely cherish those authentic moments and commonalities we shared with one another. R.I.P my brother you are definitely in a better place🙏🙏
February 4, 2020
I didn’t know Keon too well, but I worked with him for awhile at Gold’s/425 Fitness. He was always there with a smile and his sense of humor started showing more through the cracks of each interaction we had. He was always sweet to my little boy, too. I was so very sorry to hear of his passing. Sending so much love ❤️