Gerald W. Graybill


Gerald W. Graybill, 91, of Richfield, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
He was born July 25, 1927, in Richfield, a son of the late William S. and Eva (Sellers) Graybill. He married the former Marjorie A. Carvell who preceded him in death.

Gerald attended Stahl's grammar school, Richfield.
He was formerly employed with Earnest Kratzer of Millerstown and was drafted into the Army. He served with the Signal Corps from 1945 to 1946 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal. After returning from his military service he was employed with Clair Sheaffer, Mount Pleasant Mills, Long Feed Store, Liverpool, Monroe Swartz, Richfield, Hagy Construction, Harrisburg, and retired from KM&R Construction, Duncannon.
He had attended the Richfield United Church of Christ and the Liverpool United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Richfield Ambulance League.
Gerald enjoyed tractors, hit and miss engines, watching racing, and spending time with his family, especially his great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his three children, Michael A. Graybill, E. Susan Varner and husband, Bruce and Anthony G. Graybill, all of Richfield; one granddaughter, Jessica S. Gregg and husband Terry; three great-grandchildren, Vance, Bryce, and Jax Gregg; two sisters, Mary Ella Smith and husband Paul of Mifflintown, and Shelby Bordner of Richfield; one brother, Marvin Graybill and wife Verna of Halifax; a sister-in-law, Margaret "Peggy" Graybill of Allentown; several nieces and nephews; and his longtime girlfriend, Rita Koser of Williamsport.

Gerald was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Earl V. and Naomi Graybill, and Stanley Graybill; and one brother-in-law, George Bordner.

Friends and family are invited to the visitation from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Richfield United Methodist Church, 90 Church St., Richfield, followed by the funeral at 10:30.
Burial with flag presentation and Taps by the Juniata Veterans Council will be in Richfield Union Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made in Gerald's memory to, In the Beginning Pre-school, 82 Church St., Richfield, PA 17086.

The George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills have been entrusted with the arrangements.
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Joann Varner
Jul 11, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers go to each of you in the loss of Jake. Please know we are here for you. He was a wonderful man. Loved by many .