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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Leon D. GRAVES, 62, of Middlebury Center, PA

Leon D. GRAVES, 62, of Middlebury Center, PA, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in his home. 

Born January 30, 1953, in Coudersport, PA, he was the son of Myron T. and Lillian Hulse Graves. On September 28, 1974, in Ulysses, PA, he married the former Deborah K. Truax, who survives. 

He was employed in the oil and gas industry with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #112 and Laborers' International Union of North America Local #785 in Ithaca, NY. 

Surviving besides his wife, Debbie, are: two children, Thomas (Renee) Graves of Connellsville, PA and Tracy (Dr. James) Manning of Middlebury Center; six grandchildren, Brennan, Trenton, Liza, Drew, Liam, and Richard; four brothers, Charles (Charlotte) Sutton of Oswayo, PA, Byron (Marie) Sutton of Eldred, PA, Lowell (Bonnie) Graves of Genesee, PA, and Lynn (Judy) Graves of Covington, PA; three sisters, Maude (James) Goodenough of Gold PA, Linda (Roy) Thomison of Blossburg, PA, and Lucille Copp of Emporium, PA; his mother-in-law, Jean Truax of Ulysses; and nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Leo J. Graves; two sisters, Dorothy Nelson and Louise Payne; and his father-in-law, Keith Truax. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, followed by a graveside committal service in Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Susquehanna Health Hospice for Tioga County, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Online condolences may be expressed at

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