The Honorable Robert T. McGraw

March 10, 1920 - Oct. 21, 2009

The Honorable Robert T. McGraw of the town of Genesee died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 89. He was born March 10, 1920, in Wichita, Kan., to Anthony and Mary (nee O’Conner) McGraw.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Judge McGraw received his Ph.B. from Marquette University in 1940 and his LL.B. in 1943. He started his career as the assistant district attorney of Waukesha County from 1950 until 1959. He was a circuit court judge for Waukesha County from 1972 until 1990 and has been a reserve judge since 1990. His judicial activities include chief judge of Waukesha and president of the Waukesha County Bar Association. He was a member of the Waukesha Elks Lodge No. 400, D.J. Martin American Legion Post No. 8 and a longtime member of Merrill Hills Country Club. Judge McGraw’s interests include golfing, fishing, shopping and cruising.

He will be sadly missed by his daughter, Kathy (Greg) Strand of Waukesha. He was the proud grandfather of Shannon (David) Mooney of Sussex, Shauna Strand of Waukesha and Chelsey Strand of Waukesha and great-grandfather of Aidan Mooney of Sussex.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Amrah, and a brother, Tony McGraw.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 12:30 p.m. funeral Mass on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Jason Lavann will preside. Interment services will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to to leave an online tribute.