Guilderland – Graham Frederick Lord, PE, 79, formerly of Williamsburg Dr., passed away Monday March 16, 2020 at Albany Medical Center.
Born April 24, 1940 in New Haven, CT, to Frederick and Charlotte Hopkins Lord, Graham was raised in Newtown, CT and lived in Guilderland from 1965-2018. A graduate of Newtown, CT High School, Graham received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Lafayette College in Easton, PA.
He was a Licensed Professional Engineer with the New York State Department of Transportation, Structures Division for 35 years, inspecting and evaluating existing bridges and canal locks, as well as a project engineer supervising the design and plans of new bridges. Graham was a member of the New York State Association of Transportation Engineers and the Albany Society of Engineers. He valued staying in touch with friends, enjoyed travelling, gardening, volunteering and playing golf.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Tandy Wright Lord, who he married on June 23, 1962.
He is also survived by his two 1st cousins, Eugene Blue and David Robb both of Connecticut.
Graham and Sue are especially grateful to special neighbors, Walt and Gail Jaskot and Kathy Marino who were with us the last few days.
Along with his parents Graham was predeceased by his daughter, Deborah Sue Lord.
Calling hours will be held Thursday from 11 am – 12:45 pm at DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home 5216 Western Turnpike (just west of Carman Rd.), Guilderland.
A 1 pm funeral service will immediately follow.
Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Guilderland.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Disabilities Services, Adult Day rehabilitation program, 314 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.
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