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Russel A. Graef

Obituary for Russel A. Graef

May 30, 1947 - October 26, 2017
Rocky River, Ohio | Age 70

Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather


Russel A. Graef, 70, of Rocky River, beloved husband of Debra (nee Hayward); loving father of Jeff (Cory), Kristen Nawn (Jeff), and Tom; dear step-father of Halley Jhass (Jeremiah) and Blake Vanderheyden; devoted grandfather of Hunter, Julia, Emma, Madeleine, MacKenzie, Alex, Peter, Hugh, Kate and Jordan; brother of Nancy Lawrence (Dick); former spouse of Linda Graef. Passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017. Russ worked for ContainerPort Group for 45 years, he started on the waterfront railway and died as President. He loved life, the outdoors, his cabin, his sweetheart Deb and his family. Russ was a proud veteran who never met a stranger. He will be deeply missed. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 21369 Center Ridge Road, Fairview Park, Thursday, November 2, from 4-8 pm. Funeral service 11 a.m.,Friday, at the Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. 440-333-9774

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21369 Center Ridge Road
Fairview Park, OH 44116
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