Joseph Jason DeGraw (September 14, 1978 – January 19, 2015)

Joseph Jason DeGraw (September 14, 1978 – January 19, 2015)
Joseph Jason DeGraw (September 14, 1978 – January 19, 2015)

GREEN RIVER — Joseph Jason DeGraw, 36, of Green River, Wyoming passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015 at his home.  A resident of Green River, Wyoming for the past four years and former resident of Laramie, Wyoming, Mr. DeGraw passed away due to complications of congestive heart failure.

He was born on September 14, 1978 in Ridgewood, New Jersey, the son of Jason George DeGraw and Joanne Ameila Sheffel.

Mr. DeGraw attended schools in Coolidge and Eisenhower Elementary in Wyckoff, New Jersey and graduated from Ramapo High School with the Class of 1997.  He attended Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.  He also earned a masters degree in Finance at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.  While attending Marist College he had worked on special projects, including an internship at the New York Federal Reserve.

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He moved to Green River to join Tata Chemical for a year and then worked as a financial analyst at JD Financial Management for three years.

Mr. DeGraw was a member and treasurer of the Monroe Avenue Baptist Church in Green River,  member of the Wyoming Fly Casters.and served on the board of the Green River Basin Federal Credit Union.

Survivors include his parents Jason George DeGraw of Ridgewood, New Jersey and Joanne Amelia Tidewell of Kent, Ohio; girlfriend Carole Shafer of Gillette, Wyoming; two brothers Jack DeGraw and wife Geremi of Independence, Kansas, Shaun Kane of Greenwood Lake, New York;  one sister Elizabeth Domingez of Clifton, New Jersey;  eleven cousins, three nieces and two nephews, which include Kennedy DeGraw, Alexis DeGraw,  Emily DeGraw, Grayson DeGraw,  all of Independence, Kansas; Antiquan Domingez of Clifton, New Jersey;  grandparents, Joe Sheffel of Ramsey, New Jersey and Joanne Sheffel of Sarasota, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, George and Elizabeth DeGraw, one aunt Ellen Vanderwall, two uncles, Peter Farrin and Jim Rapp.

The family of Joseph Jason DeGraw respectfully request that donations be made in his memory to the Monroe Avenue Baptist Church, 295 Monroe Avenue, Green River, Wyoming 82935.

Following cremation Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the Monroe Avenue Baptist Church, 295 Monroe Avenue in Green River, Wyoming.  Pastor Bill Morris will conduct the services.  Friends may call one hour prior to services.

Condolences may be left at www.vasefuneralhomes.com