Irving .P Graeb, Jr
B- September 19, 1922 D- September 10, 2010
Irving was the son of Irving and Francis Graeb. He attended Dartmouth and earned his BS and his MBA at New York University. During World War II he served in the US military in England.
He applied his expertise to financial positions for General Motors, to which he devoted his entire career. After his retirement, he puts those same skills to work and volunteering countless hours for St. George’s Episcopal church in Hampstead New York
In the early 1980s Irving became active in Episcopalians for Ttraditional Faith, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing use of the classic 1928 book of common prayer. He was president from 2004 until 2008 and served on the board of directors until his death
Impeccably attired and always a gentleman, Irving was a modest man with a ready sense of humor. He regularly worshiped at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at Carle Place, Long Island, NY. Irving enjoyed music and travel. He held season tickets to the Metropolitan Opera and enjoyed traveling abroad: often visiting his friends in Hawaii according to his nephew Peter Graeb of Wallingford, Connecticut. He also collected model trains.
In “Advance” 2007 issue of “Update,” the ETF (Episcopalians for Traditional Faith) newsletter, Irving wrote, “Advent opens the opportunity to praise through the year-long cycle of the incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection, ascension, descent of the Holy Ghost, and Trinity. Our Lord’s redemption of all humanity as explained in this Good News.
Irving was preceded by his parents and his brother Charles A. Graeb. In addition to his nephew Peter he survived by his nephew James T. Graeb of San Francisco and his niece Ann K. Chinoda of Orlando, Florida.
Irving was honored at a memorial service at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church,Carle Place, Long Island on October 17 in 2010. Contributions in memory of Irving can be made to ETF, St. Mary’s Carle Place or Episcopal Charities