Paul Thomas Graf
November 21, 1959 – January 19, 2020
Paul T. Graf, 60, of Morgantown, PA passed away on January 19, 2020. He was born in Hackensack, NJ to the late Robert and Anna Graf and is also predeceased by his sister, Ellen Herring, of Pasadena, CA. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Stephen & Marie Graf, of Toms River as well as his brother-in-law, John P Herring III, of Pasadena, CA. He is also survived by his niece, Joanna DeYoung and her family, of Valley Park, MO as well as his nephew, Jonathan Graf and his family, of Tulsa, OK.
Paul attended Special Education classes in Bergen County, NJ and Saratoga Springs, NY as well as working in a Sheltered Workshop in Ballston Spa, NY. He enjoyed participating in many Special Olympic sports. He had a strong faith in God and won numerous awards for Scripture memorization. The church was a major part of his life.
Paul‘s family would like to extend a very special thank you to his friends and to the staff of Sunny Crest Personal Care Home in Morgantown for their concern and care for him during the past 15 years.
There will be a private committal service at the Brigadier General William C Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown, NJ.
Condolences can be sent to www.andersoncampbellwhiting.com
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Paul Thomas Graf
Dan & Cindy Pierce
January 22, 2020
Dear Steve and Marie,
God gave me the express privilege of being a pastor to Paul and your parents when we served in Saratoga Springs, New York. I have said many times that I wish that we could have had a whole church full of people like the Grafs! Being such Godly and humble people, they truly reflected Jesus Christ and lived their faith daily!
We will always cherish our memories of Paul, especially. He was such a joy to be around and also manifested the qualities of the Savior he loved. I always felt that he had a better command of Scripture than I did - his memory was amazing! I believe he had the hymnal memorized as he could always reference the page number when we went to sing a song. Paul's sense of humor was always a real blessing, too.
I was always blessed by Paul's letters after he moved away. When we would send a card, he always responded with a letter and would inquire if I had gone hunting that year and if I had bagged my deer. Truth is, Paul would probably have made a better hunter than me!
We were always blessed the times we visited Sunny Crest. Paul couldn't wait to take us to his room and show us his photos and the things he was focused on or collecting at the time. I don't think I ever encountered anyone with such a sweet, sweet spirit. Paul's life will always be engraved in our hearts. If I were to use two words to describe Paul they would be - JOY and BLESSING.
We praise God that Paul is with his Lord and Savior and now a Saint in Glory stands.
Lord bless you all,
Dan and Cindy