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Thomas Graff

May 25, 2020


Thomas Graff, 65, of Hazlet, New Jersey, peacefully passed away on Monday morning, May 25, 2020 at Bayshore Hospital in Holmdel, New Jersey.  Thomas was born on April 11, 1955 in Minneapolis, MN. Thomas graduated Benilde High school in 1973. He graduated University of St Thomas, St Paul, MN, summa cum laude in 1977. Thomas also graduated with a PhD in Physics, at University of Illinois, Chanpagne-Urbana in 1984. Thomas held a Doctorate Degree in Physics and worked as a Principal Tech staff for AT&T at Bell Labs in Holmdel. He enjoyed fishing, and was a big fan of chess. Thomas also enjoyed astronomy and at one point had an impressive telescope collection.

Thomas was predeceased by his parents, George and Rita (Newberg) Graff, his brothers Mark Graff ands Gerard Graff. Thomas is survived by his loving daughter, Erica, and his siblings Mary Graff, Jane Graff, Mike Graff, and John Graff. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730.  In respect of Thomas’s wishes, he will be privately cremated. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit,

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