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Richard R. Graham

Richard R. Graham

Jul 24, 1953 - Nov 21, 2021

Richard R. Graham

Richard R. Graham

Jul 24, 1953 - Nov 21, 2021

Richard R. Graham - Obituary


ichard R. Graham, “Rick, Ricky, Dad, Pop, Cuckoo Pop”, 68 years young, of Upper Marlboro, MD passed away peacefully at sunrise on Sunday November 21, 2021, at his family home after a brief illness. Born July 24, 1953, in Washington, DC the only child of the late Robert Emmett and Geraldine Haben Graham of Butler, PA. Rick is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Doris; daughter and son Sarah and Steven; son in-law, Dave, daughter in-law, Anna; grandchildren Noah, Garrett, Elaina, Gracie, Eric; and too many cherished friends to name. He is preceded in death by his beloved son, Eric. He met the love of his life in Jr. high school at age 12. After apprenticing in his father’s clock shop in Washington, DC, Rick took over in 1969, and then went on to graduate from Northwestern High School in 1971. Rick and Doris were married on August 19, 1972, and subsequently built their dream home in Upper Marlboro, MD in 1986 where they raised three wonderful children, made countless, priceless memories, and celebrated every moment they could with their large, tight knit circle of friends and family. He was a classically trained guitarist, loved listening to and playing music, especially the Eagles, who he never missed an opportunity to see live, even if he had to travel. Rick was a devoted Washington Redskins fan, passing his love for the game and his team down to his children, for better or for worse (HTTR!). He loved to ski, and in his later years was an avid golfer. In 2018 Rick and Doris realized their dream of purchasing a second home on the Eastern Shore in Neavitt, MD where he dreamt of retiring one day. Rick spent 52 years proudly restoring a wide array of prized antique, vintage, modern, and family heirloom clocks at Maryland Clock Company alongside his wife Doris, bringing joy to thousands of grateful customers. His legacy lives on through his children and grandchildren, but his life’s work at the clock shop will carry on through his eldest grandson, Noah, who he mentored and taught the art of mechanical clock repair. While not ready to let him go, his family will rest easy knowing that the patriarch of the Graham family undoubtedly filled his 68 years with love, laughter, and good times. Until we meet again, you are loved and will be sorely missed forever. A graveside service to celebrate Rick’s life will be hosted at 2pm on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Lakemont Memorial Gardens, 900 W Central Ave, Davidsonville, MD 21035, followed by a celebration of life to be held at the family home. Online condolences may be made using the tab on this page.

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