Raymond DeGraff (Brodhead), 89, of Kingston, NY, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019. He was born April 8, 1930 in Kingston, the son of the late Eva (DeGraff) Brodhead and Nelson Brodhead. Ray married Grace (Doctor) DeGraff in October of 1950. Grace passed away in 1999.
Ray joined the US Army in 1948, after serving for 9 years he then joined US Air Force, retiring in 1975. During his time in the service, he served in Korea and Vietnam, attaining the rank of TSgt. He received The Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service. After his honorable discharge in 1975, Ray was employed by Anderson Box Co. / Inland Container Corp. in New Paltz as a tractor trailer driver until his retirement in 1992.
Ray is survived by his siblings, Nelson Brodhead, Jr. and his wife Gloria of Woodstock, Shirley Wade of Kingston, Dolores Costello and her husband William Sr. of Kingston, Lawrence Brodhead and his wife Patricia of Kingston, Alice Sarv and her husband Tony of Kingston, Thelma Brodhead of New Paltz, Barbara Miller and her husband Gerald of Kingston, Chester Brodhead and his wife Karen of Kingston, Janet Kennedy and her husband Robert of North Carolina, Beverly Harris and her husband Lynn of Oklahoma, and Marcia Wenzel and her husband Edward of North Carolina, his sisters-in-law, Arlene Brodhead of Kingston and Dorothy Brodhead of Kingston, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his wife and parents, he is predeceased by his brothers, Nathan "Pete" Brodhead and Eugene Brodhead.
Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Ave, Kingston, NY, where family and friends may visit on Thursday August 1, 2019 from 4pm to 7pm. The funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Friday August 2, 2019 at 11am. Burial will follow in North Marbletown Cemetery.
For those who wish, contributions in Raymond's memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.WoundedWarriorProject.org . A tribute for Ray can be found at www.KeyserFuneralService.com , where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.