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PALMYRA—Lawrence B. Graeber, Sr., 80, died September 21, 2011 at a Bangor hospital. He was born July 4, 1931 in Newark, New Jersey, a son of Herbert and Marie (Cawood) Graeber. He graduated from Summit High School and in 1952 married Dorothy Brown.

Lawrence served in the U. S. Army in Germany during the Korean War. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and hunting. He was employed at Hartley’s Sheet Metal of Chatham, NJ and retired as shop foreman from Service Metal of Rockaway, NJ. He and Dorothy moved to Palmyra after retiring in 1994.

In addition to his wife of 59 years of Palmyra, he is survived by 6 children, Laurie Stocker of Palmyra, Lawrence, Jr. of Kenville, NJ, Herbert of Ocala, FL, Allen of Netcong, NJ, Jeffery of Dingmans Ferry, PA, and Jon of Broadheadsville, PA; 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 P.M. Tuesday, September 27th at the Smith- McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton, NJ, where funeral services will be held 10 A.M. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Newton, NJ.

Local arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may sign an online register at

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