Ernie A. McGraw

Born: Tue., Apr. 5, 1927
Died: Thu., Mar. 28, 2013


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 05, 2013
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Apr. 06, 2013
Location: Saron Lutheran Church

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Ernest A. McGraw, 85, of Venice, Fl, and formerly of Youngsville, Pa, died  Thursday March 28, 2013 at Tidewell Hospice House in Venice, Fl.

He was born April 5, 1927 in Triumph Township, Warren County, Pa, the son of Robert E. McGraw and Mary B. Martin McGraw. Erniewas a 1944 graduate of Youngsville High School and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the European and Pacific Theater of Operations and the Korean War, with the U.S. Navy. He started his own business, Pittsfield Construction Inc. in 1955. He built bridges and roads in Pennsylvania and expanded to Florida in 1976, closing the Pennsylvania business fully in 1980. The company built many bridges and water structures in the state of Florida. He retired in 2008 at the age of 81.

He was the mayor of Youngsville, Pa. from 1964 to 1976. He was also a member of the Youngsville borough Council and the Saron Lutheran Church of Youngsville.

Ernie is survived by his wife Alice M. Brown McGraw of Venice, Fl, whom he married on May 28, 1949, his daughter Rhonda K. McGraw Glotz of Englewood, Fl, his grandson Michael C. Glotz of North Port, Fl, a great- granddaughter Taiber L. Glotz of Gainesville, Fl, a great-grandson Hunter R. Glotz of North Port, Fl. and several nieces and nephews and many friends.  In addition  his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Veronica B. McGraw Crockett.

Friends may be received on Friday, April 5, from 3-7 p.m. at The Nelson Funeral and Cremation Services, 314 North Main St. Youngsville, Pa. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at  noon, at the Saron Lutheran Church  in Youngsville with the Rev. Mark Fischer, pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in Warren Co. Memorial Park.  Members of the Youngsville American Legion Honor Guard will provide full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Saron Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 182 Youngsville, Pa. 16371, or to a charity of Choice.  Condolences to the family may be made at

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Thelma Morici
   Posted Mon April 01, 2013
Alice & family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I love you and Ernie. It was always a joy to see you. Ernie was a blessing to me. I know he is with the Lord and I'm sure he and my mother are enjoying the presence of the Lord!!. I Love you, Alice. Please let me know if I can do anything for you and your family. Love and Peace of the Lord surround you and your family

Karen Giegerich Slocum
   Posted Mon April 01, 2013
Mrs McGraw and Rhonda,

I have so many fond memories of your father. Not only was he the guy up the street with a pool, but more importantly he was the guy up the street who was a friend to everyone in town. My parents, Dick & Hazel Giegerich, spoke of him as someone who would try to help anyone with a problem. As a kid growing up on 7th street, we would often see Ernie as we played at the end of the street, or while we were walking up to the sled riding hill. He always had a kind word. He did a lot for Youngsville and will be missed by many.

John and Mary Ann Kuzmin
   Posted Tue April 02, 2013
Alice and Rhonda,
Jack and I want you to know how very sorry we are for your loss. Earnie was a "one in a million" guy who had so many unique ways of reaching out to people. We will never forget his kindness to us over the years. May God bless you in your time of grieving and eventually heal the hole in your hearts.

Robert Anthony
   Posted Tue April 02, 2013
To Alice and family,
My deepest condolences in Ernies passing.I'll miss him.

   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to you Alice and Rhonda and family .
Special thoughts and good memories of my cousin Ernie are in my prayers.
~ Peace and sympathy to you ~

Kathy Arnold Finn
   Posted Thu April 04, 2013
Alice, Rhonda and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through these days. I know this weekend is no more difficult than the last months have been. May you be granted much comfort and strength. I have many great memories to hold in my heart of Ernie starting with when we were young. All the old black/white pictures of our parents school days, earlier working years, and trips..camping and New York City! I am grateful Ernie has been restored in heaven and not ill anymore.
Warmly, Kathy

Nancy and Jack Shattuck& family
   Posted Thu April 04, 2013
Alice, Rhonda and family,
We were very saddened to hear about Ernie passing away. He was a wonderful person who thought of everyone else first. He was your soulmate Alice and I know that you will miss him terribly.
We are still in Florida and can't be there for the funeral, but please know that
our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.
Some of our children will be there to represent us also, there were heartsick
to hear the news. Nancy

Debbie Crocker Lankins
   Posted Fri April 05, 2013
Alice, Rhonda and family, Our sincere sympathy to you all in the loss of your loved one. From Mabel Brown's sister, Mary Crocker and daughter Debbie

Milton and Sis Johnson
   Posted Sat April 06, 2013
Alice, Rhonda, and Family,
Our sincere sympathies for your sorrow. It is said that when something good leaves, something beautiful remains. That is so with Ernie.
May God Bless!
Milton and Sis

   Posted Thu May 16, 2013
Grandpa you will always be thought of and your life lessons will be with me and my children forever. we love you

Ted Grindley/Dee Grindley
   Posted Thu December 26, 2013
Oh Alice, we just learned of your amazing Ernie's death. You have our infinite love and profound sorrow. Think of you so often. God Bless you and yours. Ted/Dee Grindley

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