Anthony McGraw, 76, of Moosic entered into eternal rest on Tuesday afternoon, August 1st at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. He is survived by his devoted wife and the apple of his eye, Ann McDonald McGraw. They recently celebrated 55 years of marriage. Anthony was born in Scranton, January 12th 1941 and was the son of the late Anthony and Ceil (Hopkins) McGraw.
He was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, Avoca. Anthony was a 1958 graduate of St. Pat’s High School, Scranton. He worked for 33 years for the Trane Company until their closure and then retired from the Moosic Borough.
Tony loved his family and friends. Until his illness, he enjoyed his daily visits to the West Side Social Club, Avoca where he would have an iced tea with his friends and favorite bartender Debbie. Every summer he looked forward to planting his garden, and couldn’t wait to enjoy his scallions and tomatoes.
He loved reminiscing about time spent with his family in the “country” in Maine and Brigantine. He loved his family and was very proud of his children and grandchildren. He will be missed dearly.
In addition to his parents, Anthony is preceded in death by his grandson, Anthony (TJ) McGraw and sister, Mary Nealon
In addition to his wife Ann, he is survived by son, Anthony of Avoca; daughter, Patricia and husband, Joseph Pacholec of Moosic; and daughter, Kristin of Taylor; grandchildren, Attorney Aleah McGraw of San Francisco, CA. and Joseph, of Moosic; sisters, Gail Dwyer and husband, Paul of Scranton, Marian Poveromo and husband, Mike of Scranton, Sheila Zeleniak and husband, Dan of Taylor; brother-in-law, Joseph Nealon of Scranton; and many nieces, nephews and friends and his furry companions, Rambo, Maggie and Sammy.
Anthony’s family would like to thank Dr. James Sheerer and the nurses, doctors and staff at Moses Taylor Hospital and Hospice of the Sacred Heart.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, August 4th at 10:00am at Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, Hawthorne St., Avoca with Fr. Phillip Sladicka officiating friends may call for visitation on Friday morning from 9am until time of mass.
Arrangement are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.