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Philip Graff, 81, of Waverly, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Mountain View Care Center . He was the husband of Kathleen Chamberlin MacArthur Graff. The couple would have celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in December.
Born in Brooklyn , N.Y. , son of the late Louis and Rose Graff, he graduated from James Madison High School and received a degree in business from New York University . After serving in the Air Force, Phil moved to Scranton with Jacobson Hat Co. in 1964. He was a co-owner until retirement. He served as president of the board of the Electric Theatre Company, Scranton ; and Temple Hesed , Scranton . Phil was a proud supporter of peace and social justice movements. An avid golfer, he was a member of Glen Oak Country Club, Waverly. The family wishes to express its sincere appreciation to Phil's caregivers, Joan Wincovitch, Deanna McConnell, Mari Walker and the staff of Mountain View Care Center and Hospice of the Sacred Heart.
Also surviving are three daughters, Melissa Jones and husband, Vance, Clarks Summit; Lori Kinczel and husband, Joe, Rollinsville, Colo.; and Julie Graff and partner, Chris Ketterhagan, Boulder, Colo.; a son, Jonathan Graff and wife, Shira, Boulder; two stepdaughters, Ann MacGregor and husband, Malcolm, Dalton; and Elizabeth "Kip" MacArthur, Shelby, N.C.; a stepson, William O. "Josh" MacArthur and wife, Lisa, Wellesley, Mass.; 13 grandchildren, Ethan and Adam Jones, Clarks Summit; Alexander and Natasha Kinczel, Rollinsville; Jesse, Naomi and Emmy Graff, Boulder; Joshua, Lily, Sam and Isabel MacGregor, Dalton; Landon and Fletcher MacArthur, Wellesley; and his former wife, Joan Mindlin Graff, Boulder. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Sylvia.
Friends may call today, 4 to 6 p.m., at the home of Phil and Kathleen Graff . Memorial contributions may be made to Countryside Conservancy, Box 55, La Plume, PA 18440; Planned Parenthood, 316 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503; or Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780. Arrangements, Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave. , Clarks Summit