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“We miss you every moment of every day! ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Bridget Davis - daughter

“A little over 5 months later and your death still doesn't seem real. I miss you with every fiber of my being. You are loved beyond words! ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Bridget Davis

“John inspired me to go into education with a simple question the summer after my junior year in college. He asked, if I ever thought about going into...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Phil Collins - Arlington Heights, IL

“John and I went to highschool together. Because of height we set together. HE WAS MY MENTOR TO JOIN THE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS BUT I PULLED OUT AND DID...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: MICHAEL LOEHR - SOLVANG, CA

“Quick draw You taught us how to follow Gods will and how to love and teach. Thank you for all you have done. Jim McClain class of 1974 ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Maureen and family, I offer my condolences on your great loss. John (Pat) and I ministered together at O'Dea High School in Seattle, WA. We became...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Donald Br. McGovern,cfc - Chicago, IL

“I remember when John was principal and he would come to the secretaries Christmas party no matter where it was being held. He would buy us all a...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Patti Cusack - Tinley Park, IL

“I did not know him, but my oldest daughter Kayla did. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great man. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Loretta Marcano - Oak Forest, IL

“You have my deepest sympathy and prayers. When working as an adjunct instructor with John at the University of St. Francis, I found him to be an...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Keith Pain - New Lenox, IL

“Maureen and McGraw family:My sympathy and prayers at the passing of a great colleague. I knew John for only these past few years as a professor at...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: James Moses - Elk Grove Village, IL

“I am so sorry for your lost. Your family has my deepest condolences and are in my prayers. Mr. McGraw was my principal at Tinley Park in the 1990's....Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Raven Fox - Country Club Hills, IL

“My sincere condolences to the family of John McGraw. I enjoyed his kindness and positive personality throughout the years we worked together at...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Robin Leikin-Pomeroy - IL

“After attending the seminary my freshman year, the school closed. It was my desire to continue my education at O'Dea. My parents and I were granted...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Donald Cormier - Seattle, WA

“My prayers and condolences to the Dunne-McGraw family. John will be truly missed. He was always so very cordial to me and I treasured the time with...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Jim Antos - Chicago, IL - Friend

“John was very kind and supportive to me as a fellow colleague and administrator. When I was Principal of St. Laurence, we were both members of an...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Brother Michael Segvich - Chicago, IL

“He was very kind to me when he was principal at TPHS. I was a bullied kid and he really cared about me during that rough time. He will be missed. May...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Jennifer Brower - Naperville, IL

“I met John when he was an adjunct at Lewis University, he was such a pleasure to work with. His light shown so brightly, he had a smile and kind...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Jean Lucas - Romeoville, IL

“A great man who knew the value of education and the true meaning of family. His sense of humor and unique style will be missed. Heaven just received...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Mike Cline - MIDLOTHIAN, IL

“Thank You John for helping me throughout my years @ Tinley Park High School. I will miss you coming through to say hello and asking about the...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Sewillar (Candy) Williams - IL

“Dr.McGraw you were kind and understanding to me when life was very difficult. I will always be grateful to you. Rest in peace cherished principal and...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Gloria Varlotta - Tinley Park, IL


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John P. McGraw, Ed.D.
75, of New Lenox, passed away Thursday, December 08, 2016 at his home. John was born in St. Paul, MN to the late Frank P. and Margaret E. (nee Leiendecker) McGraw. Beloved husband of Maureen A. Dunne-McGraw; loving father of Kelly (Mike) Carroll, Patrick (Janice) Farritor, Tim (Tracy) Ferriter; Jack (Liz) Farritor, Bridget (Aaron) Davis, Caitlin McGraw (Brendan Blake), Brendan (Natalie) McGraw and Peter McGraw; cherished grandfather of Danny, Maggie, Fiona, Finbar, Ronan, Nola, Lizzie, Gavin, Matthew, Kaya, Molly, and Nora; dear brother of Patricia (Fred) Spahr and the late Dennis F. McGraw; fond uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. John was an Irish Christian Brother for 25 years. He was Principal at O'Dea High School, Seattle, WA, Brother Rice High School, Chicago, and Tinley Park High School. He was also Adjunct Professor of Educational Administration at the University of St. Francis, Joliet and Lewis University, Romeoville. He was a lifelong Dodgers fan and at one time was a batboy in the Dodgers Organization. In lieu of flowers, memorials in John's name to the Children's Miracle Network would be appreciated. Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451 on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral service, Monday, December 12, 2016 with prayers at the funeral home at 9:30 AM and then to St. Jude Catholic Church, 241 W. Second Ave, New Lenox, IL 60451 for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, IL.