Obituary of Kent M. Graves
Kent M. Graves Kent M. Graves, age 85, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2021. He was born on July 17, 1936, in Toledo, OH, the son of the late Melvin F. and Dorothy (Frank) Graves. He was the step-father of Timothy and Patrick Dudley, formerly of Edinboro, PA. He served in the US Air Force and then graduated from the University of Toledo in 1960 with a degree in Engineering Technology and he earned a BA degree from Edinboro State College in 1981, where he studied economics under K.V. Jacob. Kent was a bookseller for nearly 30 years; beginning with Doubleday & Co. and serving as the manager of the bookstores at four colleges where he studied the operation and economic function of both publishing and bookselling. He published his findings in numerous articles in various trade magazines. He held two patents. In 1992 he purchased S&S Engravers in Girard, PA where he was a self- employed engraver. He was a devout Lutheran and enjoyed classical music. He was preceded in death by one brother Ted W. Graves and is survived by one brother Ross C. Graves and family of Toledo, OH. Private services were conducted at the convenience of the family through the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 4216 Sterrettania Rd., Erie, PA 16506. Private burial Laurel Hill Cemetery.
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