Friday, June 2, 2017

Bob Graf

Robert Charles Graf

April 13, 1918
Seattle, WA

September 19, 2014
Bryn Mawr-Skyway, WA

1934-35 Franklin High School - Washington (High School)
1935-36 University of Washington (College) Freshmen
Central Washington College (College)
1943-44 Alpine Dairy - Seattle (Independent)
1946-47 Alpine Dairy - Seattle (Independent)
1947-48 Tacoma Mountaineers (PCBL)
1949-50 Madigan General Hospital (Independent)

Bob played basketball and volleyball at Franklin HS before getting a basketball scholarship at UW. He left after his freshman year, and would later attend Central Washington briefly. He played for Alpine Dairy, and lead the team to a fourth-place finish in the AAU tournament. Aside from his time with Tacoma, he also squared up a lot against the Harlem Globetrotters when they would tour through the area.

Bob was a well-known jazz aficionado, and possess a large collection of rare jazz albums. He was a regular at jazz clubs around Seattle well into his 90's.

Bob and his wife, Sylvia (1920-1994) had five children.

Seattle PI Article, 2008

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