OBITUARY

Richard S. Graul

September 9, 1948March 28, 2018

Graul, Richard Steven M.D. passed away on Wednesday March 28th at the age of 69. Preceded in death by his father and mother, Dr. Elmer G. and Elsa N. Graul. Survived by his brother Barry (Stephanie), sister Nancy (Scott) Downey, nephew Desmond Downey along with numerous cousins and friends. Memorial Service Tuesday, April 10th 11:00 AM Messiah Lutheran Church, 2846 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis MO 63118. Visitation Tuesday April 10th from 10:00 AM until start of service. Interment will be at Our Redeemer Cemetery, 8300 Mackenzie Rd., Affton MO following the service. In lieu of flowers charitable donation may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church at the same address as above or the charity of one's choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Dr. Elmer G. Graul, Father
  • Elsa N. Graul, Mother
  • Barry (Stephanie) Graul, Brother
  • Nancy (Scott) Downey, Sister
  • Desmond Downey, Nephew

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Visitation Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, April 10, 2018

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Inurnment
REMEMBERING

Richard S. Graul

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Marta Brennan

April 13, 2018

From one of Rick's favorite poems

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
BY THOMAS GRAY
Here rests his head upon the lap of Earth
A youth to Fortune and to Fame unknown.
Fair Science frown'd not on his humble birth,
And Melancholy mark'd him for her own.
Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere,
Heav'n did a recompense as largely send:
He gave to Mis'ry all he had, a tear,
He gain'd from Heav'n ('twas all he wish'd) a friend.
No farther seek his merits to disclose,
Or draw his frailties from their dread abode,
(There they alike in trembling hope repose)
The bosom of his Father and his God. (lines 117–128)

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Graul, Richard Steven M.D. passed away on Wednesday March 28th at the age of 69. Preceded in death by his father and mother, Dr. Elmer G. and Elsa N. Graul. Survived by his brother Barry (Stephanie), sister Nancy (Scott) Downey, nephew Desmond Downey along with numerous cousins and friends.
Memorial Service Tuesday, April 10th 11:00 AM Messiah Lutheran Church, 2846 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis MO 63118. Visitation Tuesday April 10th from 10:00 AM until start of service. Interment will be at Our Redeemer Cemetery, 8300 Mackenzie Rd., Affton MO following the service. In lieu of flowers charitable donation may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church at the same address as above or the charity of one's choice.