Rev. Raymond Dale "Pete" Graham, 88, of Bradford, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020, at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
Born on November 5, 1931 in Butler, he was a son of the late Victor Vade and Frances (Brandon) Graham. He was a graduate of Butler Senior High School, attended Mount Union College for his undergraduate degree and earned his Master's degree at Boston University School of Theology. On December 30, 1953 in Butler, he married Lynnette (Wilson) Graham, who survives.
An ordained elder, Pete pastored churches in Wurtemburg, Dravosburg, Connellsville, New Castle, Clarks Mills, Smethport, and Johnsonburg, where he retired after 40 years of active ministry. He continued to serve in retirement as Associate Pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Bradford.
Pete was a member of Wesley Woods United Methodist Camp where he served as Dean of a Horse Camp. He was a member of the Bradford Township Lions Club. He served as a leader in Boy Scouts and was awarded a 25 year pin.
He enjoyed needlepoint work and was an avid reader.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 66 years, Lynette, are two children, Elise Megehee of Bloomfield, NJ, and Dr. Nathaniel (Cindy) Graham of Bradford; sister-in-law Elaine Harbison of Bradford; four grandchildren, Brandon Graham, Erin Graham Burd, Laura Megehee, and Victoria Megehee; four great-grandchildren, Theodore Graham, Charlotte Graham, Zachary Burd, and Alexandra Burd, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Graham.
Friends are invited to call on Monday September 7, 2020, in the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church from 1pm until 2 p.m., when the funeral service will held with Rev. Jay Tennies, pastor, and Rev. Seth McClymonds, pastor of the First United Methodist Church co-officiating. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park Cemetery.