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Wake for retired NYPD Officer Richard “Gitch” Graff

July 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Retired NYPD Officer Richard “Gitch” Graff, 52, died of ALS on July 15, 2019.

Officer Graff worked at the site of the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He retired from the NYPD in 2005, and worked as a private investigator for the Lydecker Agency for 6 years.

His wake will be held at Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home in New City, NY from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

His Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00am on Friday, July 19, 2019 at St. Paul’s Church in Congers.

Officer Graff’s cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Association of Greater NY, 42 Broadway Suite #1724, New York, NY 10004.

Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home
321 South Main Street
New City, NY 10956

St. Paul’s Church
82 Lake Road
Congers, NY 10920


July 18, 2019
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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