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Joseph Aaron "Boozer" Graham, 20, of Carlisle, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Carlisle Regional Medical Center.  He was born Feb. 8, 1993, the son of Zena E. Graham and the grandson of Lena E. Graham, with whom he resided.

Joseph was a recent graduate of River Rock Academy, where he presented his Image award to his loving grandmother, Lena E. Graham.  He was an avid Rugby player and had a special love of cars and music.  Joseph was a former employee of Dickinson College in Carlisle.

Joseph is survived by his mother, Zena E. Graham and maternal grandmother, Lena E. Graham of Carlisle, one brother, Aaron A. Johnson of Harrisburg, his niece, Savayah Johnson of Harrisburg and his maternal great-grandmother, Grace Williams of Harrisburg.  He also leaves behind his best friends with whom he played Rugby and shared the same love for cars, John Howard and Kevin.  He is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Joseph will be remembered for his never ending smile, his pleasant personality and the love he had for his grandmother, who meant so much to him.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Walter R. Reed officiating.  A repast for family and friends will be held immediately following the service at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church – Stock Hall, 201 W. Louther St., Carlisle.  Memorial contributions may be made to Lena E. Graham, 112 W. Penn St., Carlisle, PA 17013.

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 Boozer you were a wonderful little boy and grew into a fine young man. I remember you and my son playing as children into your teen years. I am blessed to have known and loved you. You will always be in my heart and mind. I love you. Keep smiling down on us. We will meet again someday. I pray for comfort for all of your family. They are all so close and they are strongly committed to God, each other and you. They will carry this pain but with perfect memories of you. Together they will survive. I love you all. Boozer.. you will be missed.

 May God continue to bless you Ms. Toot, Pete,& the rest of your family
  during this difficult time.

With sympathy, Tasha L. Palmer

RIP little cuz, will see you again one day.

Shervonia Mason "Golly"

  We were devastated to hear about "Boozer's" passing. He spent a lot of time at our home and truly became a part of our family. We considered him our second son. We will treasure the memories he gave us. Our love and sympathy to you and your family. The world has lost a beautiful young man.

James and Jodi Swartz (Kevin's parents)

gonna miss ya Boozer...

cousin Darryl

To Lena Graham and family. I'm very sorry that such a wonderful young man was taken so soon from his family and friends. And all that loved him so much! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Michelle Hodge

I am gonna miss my big teddy bear, but i want him to know that he was a precious gem in my heart and I'm gonna miss u dearly, until we meet again nephew I Love u with all my heart.

Love auntie pinky

We all miss you big boozer fly high big guy

Kevin Wardecker

To my dear cousin Aaron Johnson, my heart and prayers goes out to you, your mother and Ms. Lena. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Boozer was called into Heaven for a reason and we must keep his name alive on Earth in memory and laughter. Look to the Most High for comfort and lean on friends and family for support through this difficult time. I am here for you and it breaks my heart to see you down. I must say that I am happy that I shared a few laughs and got to see Boozer's smile light up the atmosphere, it was truly bright. He will be dearly missed. My condolences to you all.

Leah R. Finley w Love

To the Family, may you find comfort in the Lord. So sorry to hear about your young loved one. Praying for everyone. God Bless.

Dorothy Palmer-Grimes and family

Boozer truly was God's child and a wonderful blessing to everyone who knew him. He was a part of our family and like a son to me for so long that I truly feel lost. Fly high big man and save a spot for me, I know we'll see each other again one day. I love you and miss you more than words can say.
 You will always be my angel.

momma Brenda Howard


I'm so sorry for your loss. Booster, I know you're looking down and seeing all of us that cared so much about you. I can see you riding with the wind and thinking what a wonderful place to be. Sitting at the right hand of God.
Rest In Peace.

Barbara Schratz


Joe was such a delightful student at CHS....always smiling!
He will be much missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Lisa Brousse

We are saddened that Boozer has left his earthly body and will miss seeing him and his smile. We are happy for his spirit that has risen to be with God and know that he will smile upon us. We pray that his family and friends find peace and hold their memories of Boozer close to their heart.

Brenda, Al and Katherine Miller

was deeply saddened when I learned of "Boozer's" sudden passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Although I did not know him personally, this son, grandson, and friend of so many clearly left his mark on our small community. Zena and the Graham family, may your hearts and souls find peace and comfort.

Louis M. Werdebach


Joe, wow, I cant believe you are gone. It seems like just yesterday I was sitting next to you in school and helping you with your work. You always tried to show your hard and rough side but I knew better. You were nothing but a big teddy bear. And then when you came and saw me in Walmart. I was always so proud to hear of your achievements. You will always be in my heart. Go now and be happy. For you deserve it. And to your family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I to know what its like to lose a child. They are never far from your heart and mind.

Teri Duane

Just wanted to say that I will always miss you hommie, ill always miss that smile and laugh of yours, miss and love ya


 I use to see him coming to our Vacation Bible School, at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist CHurch on West and Lincoln Streets. Seen himn as a young boy and then as a Grown YOung Man. The best thing I remembered about him was his SMILE!, that was so radiant. Am Praying for his Family and friends that the Lord will provide MORE FAITH AND TRUST IN JESUS. And to Sis. Grace Williams, the other Great Grandmother, he is in PERFECT HANDS.

Ms. Marylee Scott
Shiloh Missionary Baptist CHurch of Carlisle

To Grandma Lena and Joe's loved ones: I can't imagine the pain of your untimely loss. Joe was a fun-loving young man in my English class,whom I always had a soft-spot for. My heart-felt sympathies go out to you.

Tanya Hollinger

 Boozer, you are truly missed. You will forever be my beat friend. Baby Allison will grow up and know yiu as her uncle booz ♥. Don't worry, her world is in your hands literally now. We love you
Lacey nd Allison

I Love you so much you will never be forgotten as long as i roam this cold and lonely world without u!  i love you baby boy!  you will forever shine bright now

breanna lanier

Still thinking bout you everyday bro. Its crazy its been a whole year already since you been gone. I just wish there was some way I could bring you back, At least for a day. Well fly high ma G and rest easy. Please watch over my son and I as i make these moves for the better. One love fam. See you again soon!!!! Love you to the fullest #100


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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
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