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Richard "Rick" E. Graffius

February 26, 1957 ~ January 29, 2021 (age 63)


SALEM – Richard “Rick” E. Graffius, 63, died Friday, January 29, 2021 at his home. He was born February 26, 1957 in Youngstown, Ohio, son of the late Donald and Isabel (Gower) Graffius.

Rick greatly loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He found joy in life from listening to his “tunes” (music) and tinkering with anything mechanical. Rick was also an avid Bengals fan.

Survivors include his wife, Terri (Falkner) Graffius whom he married November 7, 1986; two daughters, JoAnn (Joe) Merriman of East Liverpool and Jessica (William) Graffius of Wellsville; two sons, Mathew (Ashley) Graffius of Leetonia and Richard P. (Jackie) Graffius of Salem; a sister, Debbie Douda of Boardman; a brother, Dale Graffius of Deerfield; three grandchildren Ian, Brittney and Catrina.

Besides his parents he was also preceded in death by a son, Daniel Graffius; two brothers, Mark and Donnie Graffius; two sisters, Nancy Graffius and Char Peck.

Per Rick’s request, no services will be held.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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