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POLAND – David Michael Graft, 64, of Columbiana, passed away Monday evening, April 25, 2022 at Hospice House in Poland surrounded by his family.

David was born on September 29, 1957, in Salem, a son of Jack and Martha (Swope) Graft. In a South Range High School graduate, he was of the Christian faith and was self-employed at 344 Auto Sales. An excellent auto body mechanic who also sold cars, David was able to fix anything on a car or tractor. They were partial to John Deere tractors and felt there were none better. He did car restorations, collected Ford Mustangs, and operated a store that sold NASCAR memorabilia. He tended to his yard and vegetable gardens with love. He enjoyed coaching local sports as well: soccer, baseball, girl’s basketball and Little Clippers Football to name a few. He will be missed by all those who knew him.

David will be greatly missed by his wife, the former Diane Kozicky, whom he married on October 4, 1986; son Deric (Kristine) Graft of Columbus; daughter Dana Graft of Willoughby; his mother Martha Graft; grandchildren Camden and Peyton Graft; brothers Fred (Susan) Graft of Columbiana and Ricky (Jill) Graft of Navarre, Ohio; sisters Chris (John) Kurtz of Columbiana and Nancy (Maynard) Plank of Madison, Fla .; niece Anna and nephews Adam, Matt, Corey and Josh.

He was preceded in death by his father Jack, and his mother and father-in-law Betty Lou and Russell Kozicky.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Friday, April 29, 2022 at Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home, 154 S. Elm Street, Columbiana with Pastor Shirley Elosh officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home, 154 S. Elm Street, Columbiana, OH and again at 11:00 am until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the Hospice House and Salem Hospital, especially Jen and Herman, who helped David during this difficult time.

The family has entrusted Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana, Ohio with the arrangements for their loved one.

Family and friends are invited to visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.

4/27/22

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