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Absent Friends

Timothy J. Graves

Loving husband, father, brother, friend, and uncle passed away August 23, 2010 at home surrounded by family and friends after a courageous fight with cancer at the age of 52.  Tim was born July 8, 1958 in Saginaw.  He married Karen L. Grymes on October 1, 1981 in Houston, Texas.  Tim was employed at Saginaw Steering Gear for 28 years and retired in August 2009. He loved art and enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf and wine making.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; 1 daughter, Elizabeth Graves; his mother, Betty Graves; 2 brothers and 2 sisters, Glen(Linda) Graves, Russ(Caroline) Graves, Carey(Paul) Pankey, and Coni(Tom) Calligaro; several nieces and nephews, Kris, Chuck, Alicia, Nicki, Janelle, Danielle,  Rogerand Alexandrina; and close friends, Karen Gibbs, Linda Luplow, Russ and Kelli Eggers, Dave Mull, Jim Tunison, Eric Turner, Randy Miller, Randy Greenwood, and Chuck Sproule. He was preceded in death by his father, Elden Graves; close friend, Lori Davis-Hyde; and step-dad, Harold Eurick.