TOWLES POINT—Robert “Bob” Grant Graham of Towles Point, Lancaster, died peacefully, surrounded by his family in Houston, Texas, on January 3, 2018, at the age of 71.
He is survived by his wife, Melise Roessle Graham; his son, Gregg Roessle Graham and wife, Sarah, of King George; son, Geoffrey Scott Graham; daughter Emily Megan Graham McGinnis and husband Kyle, of Houston; and three grandchildren, Eric Palmer Graham, Amelia Helene Graham and Henry Thomas McGinnis.
He also is survived by his brother, Bernard “Bud” Graham; and sisters, Karen Graham-Hardell and Rae Ann Graham DesLauriers, all of Connecticut.
Bob was born in Webster, Mass., on July 6, 1947, the son of Raymond Forest and Doris Bernard Graham.
He graduated with a bachelor’s in geology from the University of Miami. After doing graduate work at the Ohio State University and the University of Texas El Paso, Bob worked in the oil and gas industry as a geophysicist. His work took him to London, Tunisia, Algeria, Peru, Argentina, Denmark and Ireland as well as Denver and Houston. He and Melise loved to travel, visiting five continents and numerous cities and countries.
Bob was known for his wit and sense of humor, delighting those who knew him with stories of his adventures. His ability to make everyone laugh will be greatly missed.
A celebration of his life was held January 5 in Houston. A future celebration will take place at Yankee Point Yacht Club, 734 Oak Hill Road, Lancaster. In lieu of flowers, please consider becoming an organ donor.