||9 Sep 1947
||North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York, United States
DeGraff Memorial Hospital
|US Army |
||12 Jul 2004
||Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States
|Cause: of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. |
||26 Apr 2014 |
||Allan P. Grawe, b. 4 May 1917, North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York, United States , d. 27 Aug 1982, North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York, United States |
||Hilda R. DeVantier, b. 6 Jan 1920, Town of Wheatfield, Niagara, New York, United States , d. 16 May 2004, North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York, United States |
||6 Jul 1941
||Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States
- DANIEL A. GRAWE - (SEPT. 9, 1947 - JULY 15, 2004)
Buffalo News, The (NY) - July 24, 2004
A memorial service will be arranged for Daniel A. Grawe, a truck driver, who died July 15 in Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, after a motorcycle accident in Depew. He was 56. The Niagara Falls native was a graduate of Niagara-Wheatfield High School, Sanborn. Mr. Grawe was an Army veteran who served in Korea. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycling, gardening, camping and traveling. Mr. Grawe was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Newfane. He was a driver for ABF Freight of the Town of Tonawanda. His minister, the Rev. Wayne Jagow, said family members are staying by the side of his wife of 32 years, the former Franziska Hepper, who was injured in the same accident. Mr. Grawe also is survived by three daughters, Melissa Lemieux of Arlington, VT., Nicole of Niagara Falls and Jennifer of Denver; and twin sisters, Margaret Failing and Martha Darlak, both of Wheatfield.
Buffalo News, The (NY) - July 16, 2004
A Niagara Falls man whose motorcycle was struck by a car in Depew died early Thursday in Erie County Medical Center, leaving his family mourning his death and maintaining its vigil for his wife, who was critically injured in the same collision. Daniel A. Grawe, 56, of Niagara Falls Boulevard, who was driving the motorcycle, died at 2:20 a.m., after he had taken a turn for the worse the night before. His wife, Franziska, 52, remained in critical condition in the medical center. "My heart just goes out to their three daughters," said the Rev. Wayne F. Jagow, their minister at Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wilson. "They're grieving on one side and having hope on the other. What a tension, in terms of emotions." The Grawes were riding their motorcycle in Depew on Monday when the vehicle was struck broadside by a car at George Urban Boulevard and Transit Road shortly before 11 p.m. Witnesses have told police that the car went through a red light before striking the Grawes' motorcycle. The driver of the car, Jacob A. Hirsch, 19, of Depew, has been charged with two counts of vehicular assault, authorities said. Other possible charges are pending. Following the accident, family members converged on the Trauma Intensive Care Unit in ECMC, where Franziska Grawe remained sedated in one room with a severe head injury, while her nearby husband was conscious before his condition got worse. "When we went up there, he was aware what was going on, even though he couldn't communicate," Jagow said. "His daughters explained that things were OK with Fran. At one point, he was getting very agitated, because he wanted more information on her." Even after Daniel Grawe's death, the hospital vigil continued by his wife's bedside late Thursday. "This is one layer of tragedy upon another layer," Jagow said. "No matter what happens with Fran, this is a family that has been shattered by an irresponsible act."
The Niagara Gazette, Jul 20, 2004
Daniel A. Grawe of the Town of Wheatfield, was called to his heavenly home on July 15, 2004 in the ECMC trauma unit, after a motorcycle accident on July 12th, at the age of 56. Born in North Tonawanda, NY, on September 9, 1947, the son of the late Alan and Hilda (DeVantier) Grawe. A graduate of Niagara Wheatfield High School, he then joined the U.S. Army, where he served in Korea. He was employed as a truck driver and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, motorcycling, gardening, camping and traveling. He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Newfane. Survivors include his wife, Franziska (Hepper) Grawe; three daughters, Melissa (Darren) Lemieux of VT, Nicole Grawe of Niagara Falls and Jennifer Grawe of CO; two sisters, Margaret (Butch) Failing and Martha (Robert) Darlak, both of Wheatfield; mother-in-law, Rosemarie Hepper; brother-in-law, Peter Hepper; and many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Friends will be invited to attend a memorial service at a later date to be announced. Memorials may be made to the ECMC trauma unit or Concordia Lutheran Church in Newfane. Arrangements were handled by the DuBois Funeral Home.