St. Mary's County Times December 07, 2017 - Page 19

Thursday, December 7, 2017 Gary Louis McGraw Gary Louis McGraw, “Mack”, 65, of Lexington Park, MD formerly from Maine passed away on Octo- ber 31, 2017 in Lexington Park, MD. Born on October 2, 1951 in Philadel- phia, PA. He was the son of the late Margaret Evans McGraw and Howard Randal McGraw. He was the loving husband of Catherine McGraw whom he married on September 8, 1972 in Philadelphia, PA. Gary is survived by his sons; George Michael (Lisa) of VA, Gray Louis, McGraw, Jr. (Kris- ten) of FL, 5 grandchildren; Joseph Louis, Kelsey, Braeden, Ryan, and Ramsey. Siblings; Randal McGraw, and Margie Bailie. Gary graduated from Olney High School in 1970 and moved from Maine to St. Mary’s County, MD on October, 1993. He joined the U.S. Navy and attended boot camp at RTC Great Lakes from July to October 1970. From November through April 1971, he attended Aviation Machin- ists Mate (Jet) “A: School and Basic Helicopter “C” School in Memphis, Tennessee. He was stationed at Ht-8, NAS Ellyson Field, Pensacola, Flor- ida from April 1971 to March 1972. In March 1972, he was part of the commissioning crew of HT-18 trans- ferring to NAS Whiting Field, Mil- ton, Florida. There he served as an H-1 “Huey” Plane Captain and as a Maintenance Controller. Attached to VP-30, NAS Patuxent River, Mary- land as a student i