John W. “Jack” McGraw

August 02, 1943 ‒ April 11, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

John W. “Jack” McGraw, 75 of Delaware passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 11, 2019 at his residence.

He was born August 2, 1943 in Marion, Ohio the son of the late Donald & Ruth (Spitzer) McGraw. Jack was a project manager for over 40 years, working in historic building restoration, until his retirement. He was also a faithful Christian and a member of Delaware Church of Christ for 17 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years Diane McGraw in 2018; daughter Monica Lanette McGraw; brother Donald McGraw, and sisters Ruth Ann Gattshall, Betty Baker, and Judy Thompson.

Left to cherish his memory are son Jeff (Shelly) McGraw; daughter Amy D. Harrison; grandchildren Michael, Savannah, Jack, Kylee, and Paten; sister Bonnie Lou Ashbrook.

Jack enjoyed all sports; he enjoyed teaching pool at SourcePoint, and coaching all. He was also cheering on The Ohio State Football team every Saturday. His family, and those close to him will remember him as the kind, and giving person that he was.

Minister Keith Ball will officiate a funeral service 10:00 am Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Family and friends may call from 5:00- 8:00 pm Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center. Burial will be at a later date.

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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • My Uncle Jack loved and was loved by all who knew him. So many fond memories of him. My Mom always told me that her little brother Jack was the best little brother that a sister could ever have. My thoughts and prayers are with Jeff and Amy and Bonnie and their families. I love my Uncle Jack and will miss him.

  • God bless Jack, such a very sweet man. Diane (DeeDee) watched my sons when they were small, and Jack was much loved by us all. We were all better for knowing him. My sympathy to his family.

  • Condolences to Jeff, Amy, and his sister Bonnie Ashbrook also. So many great memories of going to Reds games way back in the day with my families second family. Nearby neighbors of my sister and I and will always cherish the memories. Rest peacefully in Heaven Mr. McGraw. Give Woody and my dad that “High Five”.

  • Jack was a great man. I personally worked for him and lived with this man as we traveled all over United States restoring some of Are Nations Monuments.
    He was like a 2nd father to me ..he took me under his wing and became my mentor. many of the ways I manage Construction Projects came from Jack
    He was 1 in a million. The Man had a heart of Gold!!
    Him and Di are together again rejoicing in the home of are lord & savior!!
    Prayers for his Family.. and My condolences to Jeff and Amy &family

    Until we meet again my friend. I will cherish all are memories ..
    I’m sure you’ll be teaching the Angels how to gulf and play pool.

  • Jack was such a wonderful and kind man. We considered him to be part of our family. Diane (DeeDee) watched our children and the both of them were like grandparents to our kids. He will be missed, but we know he is rejoicing with his beloved Diane in Heaven. Love & prayers to the family.

  • Jack was a wonderful, caring man that we will miss immensely. At Grandparents Day he was the best Mad Scientist and Speakeasy Doorman one could ever hope for. May his memory be a blessing to all who loved him.

  • To my great friend Jack. You couldn’t find a more kind, and wonderful person than you. All the ladies would stand in line just to get a chance to dance with you, myself included. You have shed the bonds of your earthy vessel, and now dance in the arms of the Angels. We will miss you, my friend. Save a dance for me…
    With Great Affection,
    Ellie Milligan

  • I met Jack at the SourcePoint Sr. Center about 3 years ago. Through that time we played pool and golf together. I immediately learned what a kind and caring soul he was. It was amazing how I could come to admire and love his companionship so quickly.

    I already know that going forward he is the first think I will think of when I walk through those doors and chalk up a cue stick. What a great,great friend. I’ll be forever grateful for the gift of his friendship. He was a good one for sure.

  • Jeff, Shelly, Amy, and family, I am so sorry about your loss of your dad/grandpa. Eugene (who works at Nationwide with me) shared the news with me today. I know this is so hard having lost my dad in 2016. Jeff and Amy, I have great memories of your dad. He was such a kind and funny man. I know he loved you all so dearly and was so proud of you. I am praying for all of you as you mourn for God’s ongoing comfort and peace.