Elias Leslie “Iggy” Graham died peacefully on June 5, 2020. He was born in Trafford on December 14, 1925 and was the son of the late Sarah Coulter Graham and Leslie Irwin Graham. He is also preceded in death by his first wife, Beverly Miller Graham in 1969, and his second wife, Gertrude Hardman Graham, in 2005. Les was preceded in death by his siblings Lois (Clifford) Richey, Russell (Bernice), Deane (Dorothy),and Marjorie (James) Lapcevic, and half-sister Bertha Graham. He is survived by his daughters, Melissa (Edward) Mika of Medina, Ohio, Mindy Markovich of Murrysville, and Marcy (Douglas) Welch of Rincon GA. His grandchildren, Lauren (Tim) Mould, Sean (Hillary) Mika, Kaitlyn Mika, Steven Markovich, Molly, Patrick and Michael Welch. Also surviving are his half-sisters, Madeline and Eileen. Les had a wonderful extended family that always looked out for him. He was very special to numerous nieces and nephews and was also a great- great-great uncle. Les graduated from East McKeesport High School in 1943. He was a member of the U.S. Navy 1943-1946 and was a proud WW II veteran. He was the last living charter member and a lifetime member of the VFW Post 8430, East McKeesport. He was also past Commander of the American Legion Post 947 in East McKeesport and a member of the White Valley AMVETS, Post 85. Les also enjoyed being a social member at the IAC, Export. Prior to his retirement, He worked for 35 years for the G.C. Murphy Co, McKeesport. Les had been a resident of Murrysville since 1970 spending the last 4 years as a resident at Redstone Highlands, Murrysville where he leaves many good friends and special care givers. A memorial service will be held at Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, Murrysville on June 27, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. followed by military honors accorded by the Greensburg V.F.W. Post# 33 Honor Guard. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Graham’s memory to the Les Graham Scholarship Fund c/o the VFW Post 8430, 1200 Broadway Ave., East McKeesport, PA 15035. The family would like to thank the Redstone Staff and Hospice for their excellent care. Special thanks to Charity for her loving kindness and compassion. The Wolfe-von Geis Funeral Home, Export is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. To offer online condolences please visit www.wolfe-vongeis.com
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