2005-11-03 / Obituaries

E. W. Sterling Graham Jr., 82

E. W. Sterling Graham Jr., 82, of Racquet Road, a retired U.S. Navy disabled veteran and retired employee of the Barrington school system died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005 at home with his family and dog Charlotte at his side.

The husband of the late Clara Ellis Graham of Jamestown, he was born in Masontown, Pa., the son of the late E.W. Sterling Graham of Masontown, Pa., and the late Madeline Crosley of Toms River, N.J.

Mr. Graham was a schoolteacher in Barrington before retiring, and previously worked as a designer and boat builder for Pearson Yachts in Bristol.

A graduate of Rogers High School in Newport and the University of Rhode Island, he was a member of the Hillsboro Club, Pompano Beach, Fla., Newport Museum of Yachting, Jamestown’s’ Cottrell Pier Association, Conanicut Yacht Club, Jamestown Choir, and the University of Rhode Island Alumni Association. A former U.S. Navy pilot, he

flew the Dauntless Douglass aircraft and was a member of the former Newport Navy Flying Club.

He leaves four sons, E.W. Sterling Graham III of Jamestown; Peter B. Graham of

Barrington; Reed H.

Graham of Manassas, Va.; and William L. Graham III of Newport, RI; two daughters, Wendell M. Graham of Acton, Mass; and Tenney E. Graham of South Dartmouth, Mass.; and 10 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. in St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Narragansett Avenue. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Potter League for Animals, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, RI 02842 or Odyssey Health Care of RI, 100 Quaker Lane, Suite 2, Warwick, RI 02886.

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