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Frank P. Graham

d. April 29, 2023

Frank P. Graham

Frank P. Graham, age 72, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at Pleasant Ridge Manor. He was born on January 18, 1951 in Grove City, PA, a son of the late Jasper and Norma Sansotta Graham.

Frank graduated from Fairview High School in 1970. While in school and for a short time thereafter, he worked at Accudyn Products. Following, he worked in the family business, Graham Industries. He successfully ran the family business after his fathers passing until selling the company in the mid-1990's. Frank then worked in management for Plastek Industries before "retiring" in 2016. In retirement, Frank was the ever present employee of Rick Sornberger Automotive towing vehicles. He finally formally retired in 2021.

Frank enjoyed nothing more than living on his boat in the summer months with his amazing extended family at the Bay Harbor East Marina. Perhaps the only thing he loved more than being on his boat was Saturday night racing at Lake Erie Speedway. An avid NASCAR fan, at the age of 59, Frank returned to racing cars. Thereafter, he successfully managed multiple cars to championships in 2013 and 2014.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Jane A. Dailey Graham, and a close uncle Rudy Sansotta.

Frank is survived by his children, Bill Graham (Sabrina) and Laurie Graham; his grandchildren, Lindsey, Logan, Kaija, Aria, and Nolan; his siblings, John Graham (Jackie), Marge Patrizia (Richard), Carolyn Cerami (Dr. Joe), Robert Graham (Dawn), and Doug Graham (Vicki). He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org). Frank's family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Pleasant Ridge Manor for their care and compassion. Arrangements are being handled by the John R. Orlando Funeral Home, Inc., 2122 Raspberry Street, Erie, PA 16502.

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