James A. Graff, a "Renaissance Man", Musician and Artist, 28

Services are planned for Saturday morning at the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford.

Will never understand why god takes away such beautiful people from this earth to soon... rip jim graff <3 #rip

— Twitter: Juliet Leary (@JulietNicolee) January 25, 2013

James Graff, a 2003 graduate of Cranford High School was an artist, musician, and overall "renaissance man" according to an obituary posted on Tributes.com

According to information posted on the site a service is planned for 10:30a.m., tomorrow, at First Presbyterian Church of Cranford. 

Here is the rest of the obituary.


James A. Graff, 28 passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital @ Rahway. Jim was a graduate of Cranford High School and attended the Art Institute of Boston @ Leslie University. Jim was a talented artist and cartoonist.

He created original illustrations for books and wrote lyrics for songs. He was in his way a renaissance man. He read physics texts for fun and studied everything from the universe and it's mysteries to ancient and modern religions. He will be missed by those who knew him well and appreciated his many faceted personality. 

James is survived by his mother, Melanie, his father, James and his brother Sean. A service will be held in his memory at 10:30 am on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford.


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