Mr. Graves, 83, of South Amboy, died Dec. 31, 2006, in Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in Minneapolis, Minn., he had resided in South Amboy for the past 55 years. Before his retirement 18 years ago, he was employed by Celetex Corp. in Perth Amboy for 35 years as a maintenance engineer. Mr. Graves was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy Berlau Graves in 1999; his sister, Dorothy Anderson, and his brother, Robert Graves. Surviving are his sister, Jean Marie Dellavalle of Lakewood, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home, 15 Cherry Lane, Parlin, followed by burial at Franklin Memorial Park Cemetery, North Brunswick.