Graham, Phillip (Oct 2, 1919 – June 17, 2012)
Phillip (Coach) Graham, 92, of Sarasota, FL,
formerly of Bridgewater, NJ, died on June 17, 2012. Born in
Wales, GB, he arrived in the U.S. at the age of 10. He was a
veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific. Received both a Masters
and Bachelor of Science from Seton Hall University (NJ). Head football
coach at South Plainfield High School (NJ) and Wardlaw-Hartridge
(Edison, NJ). Athletic Director at Wardlaw-Hartridge.
Leaves children Charlotte (Don Malko), Gary, grandchildren
Kristin Durick (Jeff), Kevin Malko (LeeAnn), and great grand children
Kyle Malko and Graham Durick.
A scholarship is being established in lieu of flowers. Donations
to the Phil Graham Scholarship are being collected by Margie Reedy of
the South Plainfield Education Foundation. For further details, you may
contact Margie at: 1-908-561-5800, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any checks for this scholarship should be made out and sent to:
The South Plainfield Education Foundation
P.O. Box 733
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Please write in the memo portion “Phillip Graham” so we know where the money is to be sent.
The South Plainfield Education Foundation has recently created an Alumni Association for South Plainfield High School.
one of its first major projects, the Education Foundation has assisted
the Alumni Association in publishing an Alumni Directory. The Directory
starts with the first graduating class and includes all subsequent
years through the Class of 2009.
There are many reasons why the creation of an Alumni Association is a
wonderful idea. First - the yearly Hall of Fame at the High School has
been an event that has been held since 1995. The Hall of Fame has been
paid for every year by the High School. However, due to funding
restrictions, the High School is no longer able to pay for the event.
There is a luncheon for the inductees and each inductee receives a
plaque and there is a plaque that is placed on the High School walls as
you enter the building. By creating an Alumni Association, the Hall of
Fame can continue for the future by the Alumni Association holding a
few fundraisers during the year. Second - the Alumni Association will
be a great resource for each class as they reach out to their
classmates to hold their reunions. And lastly - by reaching out to
former students, the Education Foundation will have a larger database
to include in all of our fundraisers.
To join the Association, please click here for a printable membership application.
For further information on the Alumni Association or how to get your
copy of the Alumnis Directory - please contact Marjorie Reedy at
908-561-5800 ext 302, or by email: