Garvin Eldridge Graves

November 18, 1927
- January 03, 2006

BROWNVILLE JCT. AND VENICE, FL - Garvin Eldridge Graves, 78, died Jan. 3, 2006, at a Venice, Fla. hospital, after suffering a massive stroke. He was born Nov. 18, 1927, in New Brunswick, Canada, the son of the late William Leonard and Lottie Graves. He was a member of the American Legion, Masons, The Englewood Shrine and The Elks Club. He served more than 20 years in the U.S. Army, receiving numerous medals including a Purple Heart. He loved fishing and being around people, especially his grandchildren. He also loved and cherished his time at Schoodic Lake. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Erika (Schneidergruber) Graves; three children and their families, Harriett MacMillan and her husband, Charles, of BrownsMills, N.J., Garvin Jr. and his wife, Gail, of Springhill, Fla. and Dr. Theresa Graves and her husband, Dr. William Cioffi, of East Greenwich, R.I.; two sisters, Gharda Rogers of Brewer and Gwynne Gendreau of Holland, Mass.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother and a sister, William Jr. and Doreen Graves. A celebration of his life was held Jan. 8, at the Circlewoods Clubhouse, Venice, Fla. Crematory arrangements have been entrusted to ICS Cremation Society, Cape Coral, Fla.

MILO - A memorial service for Garvin E. Graves, who passed away Jan. 3, 2006, in Venice, Fla. will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the United Methodist Church, Park Street, Milo. Interment will be held 2 p.m. Friday, July 28, at the Maine Memorial Veterans' Cemetery, Augusta.

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