Robert Graddick, 68, roads supervisor, shipbuilder

November 14, 2003

Robert Graddick, an Anne Arundel County roads supervisor and former shipbuilder, died of lung cancer Tuesday at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Arnold resident was 68.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Arnold, he was a 1953 graduate of Annapolis High School. He then enlisted in the Marine Corps and served in Korea.

He later worked at Bethlehem Steel's Key Highway shipyard. After it closed in 1980, he worked in Staten Island, N.Y., at Coastal Dry Dock Co. He became a supervisor at the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works' truck yard in St. Margarets about 12 years ago.

He enjoyed fishing, sailing and playing cards, and was a football, wrestling and NASCAR fan.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Barranco & Sons Severna Park Funeral Home at Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, the former Patricia Woodstock; a son, Bobby Graddick of Arnold; two daughters, Joyce Lynn Smith of Edgewater and Janice M. Lentz of Arnold; a brother, Russell H. Graddick of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; a sister, Yvonne G. Danel of Severn; and 10 grandchildren. His wife of 32 years, the former Frances Evelyn Cross, died in 1987.

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