Andrew J. McGraw

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Andrew J. McGraw, age 79, of South Fayette died on November 17, 2017.
He was born March 9, 1938 a son of the late Peter and Bridget McGraw.
Andrew earned his degree In Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a 3 three-time All American and co-captain of the soccer team. In his senior year he was the punter for the Pitt Football Team. Andrew McGraw served five terms in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He sponsored well over two hundred pieces of legislation, with at least sixty-four pieces becoming law. He was responsible for obtaining the transfer of property for the Chartiers Valley High School for One Dollar. He enjoyed golfing, real estate, politics and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his beloved former wife Elaine McGraw, his loving children, Andrew McGraw Jr. (Melissa), Mark McGraw (Terrie), Maureen McGraw-Desmet (Lionel), Michael McGraw (Courtney), Ryan McGraw(Jesse); his nine grandchildren Adam, Erin, Nicholas, Amanda, Brandon, Megan, Hailey, Owen and Adelyn; and one great-grandchild, Hudson; sisters Elizabeth Vangysel and Roseann Kotar; his dear friend Lynn Taucher; also many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Andrew is preceded in death by his children, Melissa McGraw and Scott Donaldson; brothers Peter, William , Thomas and James McGraw; sisters Kathleen Bridge, Etta Balmer, and Mary Margaret Shearson.
Visitation will be held on Monday, 11/20 at Warchol Funeral Home from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm. A celebration of life will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, 11/21 Saint Barbara Church, Bridgeville. ALL ARE ASKED TO PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH.
Reception to follow: Alpine Club, 220 Alpine Road, Bridgeville.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611
For further information or to leave a condolence, please visit www.taucherfuneralhome.com