Alfred H. Graves

Alfred H. Graves

June 11, 1938-July 7, 2018

Alfred H. Graves, 80, died on July 7, 2018 in Homer.

It is with sadness but relief that Al Graves gave up the pain of his body and is in peace, his family wrote. He will be remembered as he is in this photo, happy and smiling rather than in the pain he endured for too many years. Many heartfelt thanks to the caregivers at Homer Senior Citizens and South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care for their patience and compassion.

Alfred (Al) Graves was born June 11, 1938 to Evelyn (deceased) and Herman (deceased) in Yonkers, New York. He had two brothers, Robert (Mary) residing in Monsey, N.Y. and Ronald (deceased).

Al was a graduate of Saunders High School in Yonkers, New York. Al was a retired member of Local 1550 and 880. He served in the U.S. Navy between 1956-1960. Al resided in Hastings-on-Hudson between 1968-2014 before moving to Homer. Al enjoyed boating for many years on the Hudson River and was a member of the Tower Ridge Yacht Club in Hastings-on-Hudson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ronald; and wife, Joan Burke.

He is survived by his children: Deborah (James) Rogan of Barnegat, New Jersey, Allison (Malcolm) Gaylord of Homer, and Cheryl (Eric) Daniels of Kent, Ohio; and grandchildren, Edward, Maggie Mae, Declan, Drew, and Aubrey.

A graveside service will be held for Al at Mount Hope Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.