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In Loving Memory of Robert D. Graves

April 19th marks one year since my grandfather Robert “Bob” Graves passed away. An avid Ducks Unlimited supporter, he was a member for 23+ years.

A waterfowl enthusiast, Grandpa Bob was also a fan of good food, good wine (with an occasional Manhattan) and good company. It was his love for waterfowl, people, and a great spirit that kept him hunting through his later years. Grandpa Bob loved to travel to new places, experiencing the people and culture that surrounded his waterfowling passion. His travels took him throughout much of the United States: Maine, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Washington, and California. He also took trips to Argentina, Uruguay, New Zealand, Canada and Africa.

A seasoned and experienced waterfowler, Grandpa Bob loved hunting ducks and geese over decoys and retriever. He resided in Addison, Maine with my grandmother Ann Graves, where the two would hunt together. He had two labradors, Sophie and Soot, and loved to retire home after a day of hunting to a warm fire, fresh seafood, and a story to tell of the day’s events.

A third generation waterfowler, I was fortunate to be able to spend many days afield with my grandfather. Often, Grandpa Bob would look around at my father, brother, and I in the duck blind and get a grin on his face. He would then proceed by saying, “Three Generations of Graves duck hunters…I'd hate to be a duck!” My grandfather was proud to have passed down the tradition, an act which me and my brother will carry on, as my father has done.

Thank you Grandpa Bob...for everything. We love and miss you.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
J Graves
Salt Lake City, Utah
Been 2 years now Gramps. Family still misses you more than ever, but your memory remains strong. Just recently added a new "Graves" to the family, Michael's son 'Jack Donald Graves' whom I'm sure will carry on the duck hunting tradition - representing the fourth generation of Graves duck hunters.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Ann Graves
Addison, Maine
We had some great hunts Bob and great travels!
Miss you more than than words can say
Love you,
Ann and Soot
Friday, April 19, 2013
Michael Graves
Broadalbin, New York
Hade some amazing hunts, made some lifelong memories, and taught me not only about hunting, but life in general. Bob was a great man, and his passion for chasing the mallards will continue to be passed on. "The killer" is probably sitting in a blind with his bird dog Sophie as we speak. Here's to you Grampa Bob. Love and Miss you.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Jeffrey Graves Sr
Broadalbin, New York
Great job with the post Jay. Miss you Dad, but know you are watching over us as we continue the tradition. Thanks for all the memories. Love Jeff

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1934 - 2012

Resident of: South Addison

Native of: Little Falls

Occupation: Key Bank Employee

Robert was a veteran.
This tribute was created by J. Graves