Robert A. Graham, Jr., 83, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2023. He was born in Cleveland in 1940, the son of the late Robert and Valerie Graham. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 33 years, Natalie (Goloboff) Graham. He is survived by his daughter Hillary Graham and her husband Peter Mumma, his grandchildren Adam and Matthew Graham-Mumma, his brother Galen and his wife Kate, and nieces Maggie and Catherine Graham.
Bob was a graduate of Brush High School in Lyndhurst, where he started one of the area's first rock and roll bands in the mid 1950's. He attended Western Reserve University and continued his professional music career as a flutist and sax player in jazz, rock and Latin groups in the greater Cleveland area for over 30 years. In addition to being a talented musician, Bob was a gifted scientist. He had an undergraduate degree in chemistry and had a distinguished 40 year career at the Sherwin Williams Company, where he served as Vice President of the Specialty Brands Division. Bob was a polymath whose intellectual interests spanned history, the arts, science, language and mathematics - he was a highly sought after member of numerous trivia teams (!). Bob held a particular interest in sports cars and traveled to several countries to watch Formula 1 races with friends and family. He was known for his dry sense of humor, his concern for animals, and his love of the esoteric.
Family will be receiving visitors on Thursday, August 3 from 5-7 PM
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's memory can be made to the Cleveland Animal Protective League or the humane society of your choice.