Charles “Chas” Jameson Graham, 72


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It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Charles Jameson Graham, a long-time resident and beloved member of the Verona community. After a long battle, Charles passed away on March 2, 2023, at the age of 72.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held at the Prout Funeral Home, 370 Bloomfield Ave., Verona on Tuesday, March 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. with services beginning at 6:45 p.m. Interment will be private.

Charles was born on May 28, 1950, at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair. He was a graduate of Verona High School, possessed a wealth of knowledge far beyond books and was a local creature of habit. Every morning, Chas could be seen at Henry’s Fine Foods getting his daily cup of coffee and telling stories of the many times when he crossed paths with all-time Yankee legend, Yogi Berra.

Chas dedicated most of his working life to Charles Bahr and Son, where he worked for many years as a skilled oil tank driver. Much like Verona, Chas knew the lumberyard like the back of his hand and if you could find him, he was the man to see if you had any questions. Prior to joining Bahr Lumber, Chas worked with Caputo Brothers Tree Service in Cedar Grove.

Chas was an avid Yankees fan and favored classic players such as Thurman Munson and Mickey Mantle. Considering how much he loved watching his favorite team play, it seems befitting that he passed away on Mickey Mantle’s retirement date.

Chas was a loving husband, supportive father, proud Grandpa Chas and loyal friend who loved his family and close friends with all his heart. He loved to tell great stories and had many adventurous ones to share from every corner of America.

Chas is survived by his wife, Terry (née Dillon); his two children, Jameson (wife, Nicole) and Janine (husband, Paul); his sister, Jean Graham; his nieces, Monica and Annette; and his six young grandchildren, Dillon, Grace, Nora, Calvin, Pierce and Chloe. He was predeceased by his parents, C. Russell Graham and Mary Jameson.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Verona Rescue Squad, 12 Church Street, Verona, NJ 07044 for their many years of support, help, and knowledge.

Chas will be deeply missed by our Verona community, but his spirit and colorful language will live on in his stories, and he will be remembered forever by those who knew him best.

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