David M. GRAHAM, age 53. Beloved husband of Jill V. (nee Brack). Loving son of Rebecca Gibson-Graham and John R. Graham (Mary Ann Stephens). Dear stepfather of Ian Reffert and Samantha Reffert. Dear brother of John R. Graham Jr. (Karen) and Mary K. Bruns. Loving uncle of Kyle, Katherine, Michael, Stephanie, and Sydney.
David passed away peacefully on Monday, May 16. His infectious smile will be missed by all.
Private services are being held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in David’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society. Cremation by The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma.
Messages of Condolence
I have worked with Dave for more than 20 years and will really miss his calm, steady hand in helping with all of our projects. His smile was infectious and his sense of humor contagious. The Business Development & Communications Department has been thinking of you, his family, since we found out about Dave’s illness. I’m sending thoughts and prayers your way.
I first starting working with David nearly 20 years ago. While I didn’t know David very well outside of work, I just wanted to share that David was one of the nicest people I’ve worked with. He was always so friendly, so willing to help, and he had one of the calmest and nicest personalities. Thoughts and prayers for his entire family.
My deepest condolences on Dave’s passing. I have had the pleasure of working with Dave over the last 7 years. He was always ready with a smile, a positive attitude and giving attitude. He will be sorely missed.
We are sending thoughts and prayers to the family.
Dave was a joy to work with, always caring, conscientious and ready to offer assistance at any time, even when he was super busy – which was most of the time! Although I haven’t worked directly with him in a couple of years, the memories I have are fond ones. He was an all-around nice guy. He will be missed by many. Rest in peace.
Dave worked on a project for my department many years ago. I have never forgotten how kind he was and what a pleasure to work with. I am so sad to hear this. My condolences to the family.
I was lucky enough to know Dave – we were work colleagues for nine years, although the years flew by so quickly. But you only had to be around Dave a few minutes to feel his genuine warmth and engaging personality. Those were constants in all the time I knew him. Those are the things about Dave I think we will all remember.
I feel lucky to have worked with Dave over the last 12 years. Many have said it, but it bears repeating– he was warm, engaging, kind, patient and funny. Simply put, he was one of the good guys, and he will be dearly missed. Rest in peace.
I met Dave and his brother John on Browns opening day 1999…my wife and I bought season tickets in seats 1 and 2, they had 3 and 4. We instantly became friends, and tailgated for the next 8-10 years. We moved to Chicago, but still came in for games and…during those “less than fullfilling” seasons seeing “the brothers” as we called them made it worth while. Dave was one of the sweetest, funniest, most heartfelt people I’ve ever met, and life is less colorful without him. Miss you #3
I worked with Dave for almost 10 years between offices but we had never met in person. Dave was the nicest most helpful co-worker I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He was always available and usually whatever I needed help with was urgent and last minute yet Dave walked me through whatever problem I had with patience, humor and grace. My heartfelt condolences go out to Dave’s family during this sad time.
I only found out today of David’s passing, and it was a sad shock to me.
David was always so kind, patient and helpful to me with my systems in the JD SF office, and I am glad to have known him, if only remotely and if only briefly in this life.
I wish peace for David’s family at this time and I hope that somehow, David knows how very much he was cared for here and always.