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CHESTER DEGRAFF, 61, Springville, died Saturday, August 1, 2009, at Community Medical Center. His wife is the former Cynthia Ayers. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., a son of the late Chester and Mildred Maloney DeGraff, he was a career U.S. Army veteran. Also surviving are four daughters, Georgeann Ayers, Koren, Garianne, Kathleen Hackling; one son, Thomas Ayers; eight grandchildren Kelsey, Gabriella, Hailey, Connor, Gharrison, Ivee, Abigayle and Gavin; one sister, Margaret Beverly Ross.

A memorial service will be held Friday at the DeGraff Family Home, from 2 to 6 p.m., Route 1, Box 191AA, Springville Pa. Arrangements by the Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 1240 St. Ann St., Scranton.

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