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Douglas William Graybill, Sr.
June 10, 1932 ~ July 21, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Douglas William Graybill, Sr, 91, died peacefully at home on July 21, 2023 with his family by his side.
He was born in Reading on June 10, 1932, to William A. and Loretta (Goodman) Graybill.
Doug was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Sylvia Ann (Moyer) Graybill and two grandchildren, Laura Graybill and Samantha Graybill.
He was a loving husband and caring father of seven children with a mischievous sense of humor. After high school, he served in the U.S. Naval Reserves. Doug worked at Textile Chemical Co., Inc. for more than 30 years where he earned a reputation for his ability to fix almost anything. At home he was a tinkerer who enjoyed making things. Along with Sylvia Ann, he spent many years researching his family tree.
Doug was a devoted and loving husband and caring father who will be dearly missed. He would drop whatever he was doing to assist any of his children, family members or friends in need. Doug enjoyed travel, visiting 48 states--including a 13,000 mile road trip to Alaska and a trip to Hawaii—and several European and Asian countries.
He is survived by his children, Douglas William, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth (Foote) Graybill, George Stratton (aka Mike) Graybill, Kevin Jerome Graybill and his wife Linda (Weinman) Graybill, Daniel Albert and his wife Marianne (D’Alessandro) Graybill, Karl David Graybill and his partner Faith Kelleher Gaddie, Michaele Elizabeth Graybill and her partner Martin Benavides, and Frederick Lee Graybill and his wife Angeleigha (Davis) Graybill.
Doug was the proud grandfather and great-grandfather of Douglas III, Sharlene, Sabrina, Kevin Jr, Dan Jr, Sarah, Tristan, Michael, Frederick II, Sydney, Kale, Kayley and Ethan.
Doug spent recent years in the company of Sandra “Sam” Swoyer whom he met at the fitness center.
A memorial service and burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Berks County Genealogical Society, Veterans Making a Difference, and the Berks County Association for the Blind, Inc.