Ellwood C. “Woody” Graves, 83, of Mountville, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy. He was the husband of Jan L. Cluley Graves, with whom he celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary on August 28, 2018. He was born in Lancaster County, son of the late Ellwood C., Sr. and Lavina J. Alspach Graves. Woody was a precision machinist for Armstrong World Industries, Lancaster Floor Plant, for 41 years. He was a member and firefighter of West Hempfield Fire and Rescue for 37 years, where he served as assistant chief and was treasurer for 35 years. He enjoyed model trains, his computer, and Summers at the shore. He was also an avid Penn State and Philadelphia Eagles fan.
Surviving in addition to his wife, one son: Rick (Leilani) Graves, Mount Joy. One daughter: Jennifer (Kevin) McKenna, Phoenix, AZ. Two step-daughters: Kenda M. (Mark) Galipo, Harrington, DE; and Gayle J. (James) Malloy, Magnolia, DE. One grandson: Randy (Gwen) Graves. Four granddaughters: Amber Mabrey, USN; Brooke Mabrey; Madelyn Galipo; and Autumn Galipo.
The Firefighter’s Memorial Service will be held at West Hempfield Fire and Rescue, 3476 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601 on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 12:00 Noon. The family will greet guests following the service. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: West Hempfield Fire and Rescue, PO Box 1, Silver Spring, PA 17575. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mountville/Columbia. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.