John Graham

Obituary of John S. Graham

John Sheldon Graham, 81, passed away at his home in Gilbertsville, PA, on March 17, 2022. He was the husband of the late Linda (Lawrie) Graham, who passed away in 2013.


Born in Columbus, OH, on May 13, 1940, John was the son of the late John and Helen (Sherman) Graham.


John graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, with his bachelor’s degree in zoology, and honorably served in the United States Army. After his time in the military, John began his lifelong career as an executive working for several different elevator companies until his retirement in 2018. Outside of work, John enjoyed reading, cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Philadelphia Eagles, testing his luck with the slot machines at the casino, and caring for his dogs. 


He is lovingly remembered by his children, John (& Laura) Graham, Michelle (& Mark) DeCocinis, and Jeffrey Graham; and his grandchildren, Benjamin, Katherine, Andrew, Christopher, and Megan.


In addition to his wife and parents, John was predeceased by his siblings, Robert Graham, Joanne Wilson, and David Graham.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to COPD Foundation at


Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at