Graham Egerton, of Cazenovia, died Nov. 3, 2023, at Community Memorial Hospital, Syracuse. He was 91. Graham was born Aug. 22, 1932, in Washington, D.C., to William Graham Egerton and Rebecca White Egerton. He grew up in the small Western Kentucky town of Cadiz and attended Centre College before serving in the USAF from 1951-1955. Afterwards, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky.
In 1956, he married George Anne Massey and adopted her three young children, Hardin, Judith and Douglas. The family lived in Elizabethtown, KY. The couple had two more children, Rowland and John. The marriage ended in 1974.
Graham was an insurance agent, a realtor and later the manager of the Elizabethtown office of the Hilliard, Lyons brokerage firm of Louisville.
In 1981, he married Anne Redfern, whom he had met on a Colorado River rafting trip, and subsequently they moved to Baltimore, where she was in practice as a hand surgeon. In Baltimore, he worked as a broker with the firm Chapin, Davis.
After retirement, the couple moved to Cazenovia where they shared many interests, including birding, gardening, historic preservation and traveling. Graham especially enjoyed participating with his cousin Terry Humphries in the activities of the North American Rock Garden Society in Ithaca, N.Y.
Graham was predeceased by his siblings Julia, Mary, Phil, John and Anne; two sons, Douglas and Hardin; and granddaughter Christine Cash.
In addition to his wife, Anne, he is survived by daughter, Judith Egerton (Mike Overstreet) of Louisville, KY.; sons, Rowland Egerton (Ellen Parrish) of Elizabethtown, KY, and John Egerton (Bonnie Egerton) of Indianapolis; daughters-in-law, Rhonda Egerton of Hideout, Utah and Patricia Egerton of Rugby, TN; his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering will be held at a future date. If you wish to honor Graham’s memory, please consider a donation to your favorite charity. Condolences for the family may be left at michaelebrownfuneralservices.com.