Sara J. ‘Skeets’ Graham

Sara J. “Skeets” Graham, 79, Tyrone, died Tuesday afternoon at UPMC Altoona.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Slinker and Bertha (Keith) Lafferty. She married Samuel C. Graham II on Sept. 24, 1949, in Altoona, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 1980.

Surviving are a son, Sam (Pat) of Tyrone; a daughter, Cathy (David) Skelley of Altoona; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a special niece and nephew: Chet and Bev Lafferty and their daughters; a special sister friend, Dottie Babiak of Duncansville; and special friends, the Charles Sheetz family.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Becky Sheetz; three sisters: Edna Moran, Mary Behel and Dot Wilt; and three brothers: David, Chet and James Lafferty.

Sara retired in September 1996 as an assembler at Veeder-Root Co., Duncansville. She enjoyed baking and cooking.

Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood, Pastor Jack Wiley officiating. Interment will be at Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood.