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Dr. Beverly Graves Jr.

Dr. Beverly Graves Jr., 89, of Germantown, a physician who maintained a practice in North Philadelphia for 50 years, died Feb. 2 of complications of pneumonia at Doylestown Hospital.
Dr. Graves started his practice in 1947 and joined the staff of Mercy-Douglass Hospital. In 1956 he became the second African American to be named to the staff of Pennsylvania Hospital.

After his retirement in 1997, he was presented with the American Heart Association Edward S. Cooper Award for his commitment to his North Philadelphia neighborhood and for working to overcome the health-care challenges facing the African American community.

Raised in North Philadelphia, Dr. Graves was a graduate of Central High School, where he was the winner of a statewide oratorical contest sponsored by the Elks and was a speaker at his commencement.

He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Howard University Medical School. He served in the Army Reserve during World War II.

In his 40s, Dr. Graves took up the violin and for more than 25 years was a member of the Philadelphia Doctors’ Chamber Orchestra and played in quartets with other musicians. He was also an avid walker and cyclist.

He was a member of the Old Philadelphia Club, the Ashanti, an African American men’s club, and the Philadelphia County Medical Society.

Dr. Graves’ first wife, Carolyn, died in 2003. In 2007 he married Louella Allen.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons Beverly III, David and Michael; a daughter, Ruthanna; 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A son, Stephen, preceded him in death.

A memorial service was held Feb. 21 at Germantown Friends Meeting. Memorial donations may be made to the Scholarship Fund of the Associated Alumni of Central High School, Box 26580, Philadelphia, PA 19141.

Lillian Hubbard

Lillian Schwartz “Binny” Hubbard, 88, formerly of Wyndmoor, died Feb. 17 at Abington Hospital. She had been a resident of Cathedral Village in Andorra for the past nine years.
Mrs. Hubbard was a past president of the Acorn Club. She also was a member of Sunnybrook Golf Club, the Philadelphia Cricket Club and Winter Harbor Yacht Club in Winter Harbor, Maine.

Born and raised in Mt. Airy, she was a graduate of Springside School.

She is survived by sons Eric M. Kampmann, David P. Kampmann and Steven W. Kampmann: a daughter, Megan Reddish; 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert S. Kampmann, Heyward M. Pepper and Cortland V. Hubbard; a son, Robert S. Kampmann III, and grandchildren August P. Kampmann and Nikole Reddish.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Memorial donations may be made to Maine Coastal Hospital Capital Campaign, F. Eugene Dixon Jr. Emergency Center, P.O. Box 962, Ellsworth, ME, or to the Abington Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001.