November 11, 2019

Kenneth W Graham

Roxbury, NJ.  Mr. Kenneth W Graham, 76, passed away on November 11, 2019. He was born and raised in River Edge NJ. After college he moved to Parsippany where he started his career.  He later moved to Flanders and then to Ledgewood where he lived his last 20 years.

Kenneth worked for the Parsippany Troy Hills Board of Education for 44 years. He was a gym teacher, drivers ed teacher, wrestling coach, assistant principal and then finished his last 20 years as a principal.

He was a graduate of River Dell HS, received his undergrad degree and was a 4 year wrestler at East Stroudsburg University (1960) and received his Masters Degree in Administration from Seton Hall University (1980).

He was the first ever wrestling coach at both Morris Catholic HS (1966-1969) and Parsippany Hills HS (1969-1979) where he was in charge of implementing both programs.  He was later named Daily Record’s Coach of the Decade (70’s), inducted into the Parsippany Hills HS Wrestling Hall of Fame (1989) and Sports Hall of Fame (2010). Also inducted into the Morris County Wrestling Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his son Ross Graham and his wife, Samantha, of Boston, MA and their 2 sons Logan(12) and Ethan(7), his son Todd Graham of Florida, his daughter Stacy Bernabei of NJ and his sister Carolyn McHugh of Florida.

Private arrangements were by the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home at 96 Main Street in Succasunna NJ.

 

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