Graham Needham, 85, of Irvine, CA passed away on March 28, 2015. He was born December 19, 1929 in Leeds, England. He was the youngest of four siblings born to William and Lucy Needham.
Graham was made a Master Mason in England. He was made a Master Mason in California at the Redondo Lodge No. 328, F & AM of California, continuing his membership throughout his life.
Graham worked as a civil engineer and building contractor in England and Europe. He first came to California in 1977 to visit his niece, Christine. During this visit he met his future wife, Judy. He permanently immigrated to California in 1978, marrying Judy. He worked in the Palos Verdes Unified School District from 1978 and retired in the early 1990’s. Using his contractor experience, Graham built the home he and Judy lived in in San Pedro, CA. In 1995 they moved to Irvine, CA.
Graham spent much of his free time in the garage using his extensive tool collection fixing and building. Family members often asked for his advice. He was the ultimate handy man in his home.
Graham and Judy were married for 36 years. He enjoyed traveling to visit family and friends in England and the States and traveling to Europe and the South Pacific. He also enjoyed cooking and working on his computer.
Services are scheduled for April 11, 2015 at 1pm at the O’Connor Mortuary located at 25301 Alicia Pkwy., Laguna Hills, CA 92653. For additional information call (949) 581-4300.