The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


December 12, 2013

Robert Graffius

MADISON, W.VA. — GRAFFIUS – Robert “Parker,” 15, Madison, W.Va., born April 8, 1998, son of Robert Russell III and Regina Orosz Graffius, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Robert Russell Jr. and Margaret Graffius; his West Virginia grandmother, Gloria “Sue” Barnhart; and cousin, Jordann Rose Orosz. In addition to his parents, Parker is survived by his brother, Joshua (Erica); nephew, Elijah Graffius; sisters, Heather Nicole and Samantha Joan Graffius; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Joan Orosz; West Virginia grandfather, Mike Barnhart; and West Virginia grandmother, Escaleene Moore. He also is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins, Pam (Greg) and children, Christoper (Teresa) Kelly and Mark; Chelle (Butch) Vardian and children, Adanna, Alyssa (Jackson) West and Zach (Kathy); Joe (Donna) Orosz and children, Julia and Briella and Joey; Bill (Annette) Orosz and children, Justine (David) Cranmer and Jayden, Makenzi, Michael and Brittany; Judy (Joe) Mangiafico and children, Ann and Ava and Sara; and David (Ginny) Orosz and children, Ty, Kallie and Jonah. Parker was a sophomore at Scott High School, Madison, W.Va. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 289, a Life Scout and member of the Order of the Arrow. He also was a member of the first organized soccer team of Scott High School. He loved water skiing, snow skiing and cycling. Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, W.Va. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Madison, W.Va., Father Neil R. Buchlein, officiating. Burial will follow in Boone Memorial Park, Madison, W.Va. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be sent in memory of Robert “Parker” Graffius to Scott High School Soccer Program, Scott High School 1 Skyhawk Place, Madison, W.Va. 25130; Boy Scout Troop 289, c/o Joe Linville, 2128 Long Branch Road, Danville, W.Va. 25053; or St. Mary’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 467 Madison, W.Va. 25130. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Robert “Parker” Graffius please visit


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