Thomas G. McGraw, 80, Navy chief, locksmith

February 28, 2003

Thomas G. McGraw, 80, Navy chief, locksmith

Thomas G. McGraw, a retired Navy chief and locksmith, died of a heart attack Tuesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Hillendale resident was 80.

Born in Baltimore and raised in the Waverly neighborhood, Mr. McGraw attended St. Ann Parochial School. He enlisted in the Navy in 1942, and retired with the rank of senior chief in 1966.

Mr. McGraw worked as a locksmith for 20 years for the Baltimore County Department of Building Maintenance, retiring in 1988.

He was a member of Fleet Reserve Association Branch 1 and the Parkville post of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member of St. Joseph Council of the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. McGraw enjoyed watching and listening to Orioles baseball games.

He was a communicant of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, 6806 McClean Blvd., where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Mr. McGraw is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Jean Fuhrman; a son, Michael S. McGraw of New Freedom, Pa.; two daughters, Susan C. Kirsch of Forest Hill and Lynn Kraus of Union Mills; and five grandchildren.

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