Gerry L. (Howard) Graham, 73, of Tarentum, formerly of Springdale, passed away peacefully Monday, March 22, 2021, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. She was born June 22, 1947, to Peggy L. (Drummond) Howard and the late Melvin H. Howard Sr. Mrs. Graham graduated from Springdale High School in 1965 and worked for Bacharach Inc., where she retired after 20 years. She was of the Protestant faith and a longtime resident of the community. Throughout her life, Gerry enjoyed dancing and bowling with her husband, Bill, repairing and playing with electronics and tech gadgets, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. Surviving her are her loving mother, Peggy L. (Drummond) Howard, of Tarentum/Springdale; her daughter, Cari L. (Graham) Shaffer and son-in-law, Gregory E. Shaffer, of Springdale; her brother, Melvin H. (Joni) Howard Jr., of Oklahoma, formerly of Tarentum; and her granddaughter, Alexis Morgan Shaffer. Besides her father, she was also preceded in death by her husband, William T. Graham Sr.; her son, William (Trevor) Graham Jr.; and two infant daughters, Kelly Lou and Katie Lynn Graham. Friends are welcome from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday, March 25, 2021, at CHARLES B. JARVIE SPRINGDALE FUNERAL HOME INC., 801 Pittsburgh St., where services will start at noon, with burial to follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. Masks and distancing are required, please. www.jarviefuneralhome.com
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