August 15, 1931 - September 25, 2021
Richard D. Graves, of Westampton, NJ; passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the age of 90. He was born in Newark, NJ; and raised in Belleville, NJ; the son of the late Lindley and Martha Graves. Richard was a 1949 graduate of Belleville High School. He graduated from Sioux Falls (SD) University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He was later drafted by the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After serving his two years in the Army, he married Shirley Nixon and received his teaching certificate from Montclair State University. He was a social studies teacher and became supervisor of the Social Studies department at Belleville Jr./Sr. High School. Richard was a board member of the Tamarack Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Order of the Arrow. He was very proud of earning the rank of Eagle Scout, and the two generations that followed - his sons, Stephen and Ronald, and grandson, Reilly, are Eagle Scouts. He was also a mason and member of the Copestone-Ophir Lodge No. 8, Kearny, NJ. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Shirley; sons, Stephen (Lynda) and Ronald Graves; grandchildren, Zachary, Taylore, and Reilly Graves. He is predeceased by his brother, John Graves and a sister, Elizabeth Graves. Relatives and friends may attend his viewing on Thursday, September 30 from 10-12 PM at Perinchief Chapels, 438 High St., Mt. Holly, NJ. Funeral services will be held at 12 PM at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Parkview Cemetery at Kirby’s Mill in Medford, NJ. Memorial contributions can be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children of Philadelphia 3551 N Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140.
Richard D. Graves, of Westampton, NJ; passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the age of 90. He was born in Newark, NJ; and raised in Belleville, NJ; the son of the late Lindley and Martha Graves. Richard was a 1949 graduate of Belleville... View Obituary & Service Information
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