George H. DeGraw, age 95,went home to be with the Lord on August 16, 2018 at Heartland Hospice House.
He was born in Wilmington, DE to the late George B. and Mary E. DeGraw. George proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He retired from the Wilmington Police Department in 1971. George continued to work various jobs until the age of 79. He was past post commander of the VFW, Post 2863. His hobbies included fishing, reading and cooking. George especially enjoyed taking long car rides and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Katherine Waldis DeGraw and his second wife Carole Spahn DeGraw. George is survived by his children, Robert L. DeGraw, Carol L. Abrahams (Dwight), Joann Bukovsky (George), Jackie Payne, Ronald Snook (Dionna), Mark Snook (Stephanie), 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren.
Friends and family may call on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808 where a service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675.