P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Dr. Robert Stanford Graber
April 29, 1948 - January 4, 2022

Dr. Robert Stanford Graber

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Dr. Robert Stanford Graber, 73, of Monticello, Arkansas passed away, January 4, 2022, at Drew Memorial Hospital, in Monticello, Arkansas. He was born April 29, 1948, in Washington D.C., to the late Norman Noah Graber and Miriam Frank Graber. Dr. Graber retired from UAM where he was a finance professor for many years. He was an animal lover and sponsored a dog lovers group during his tenure on campus. He loved to play chess. He wrote the Fundamentals of Investments for Financial Planning in 2004, as well as many other papers on Finance. He was a veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force.

Dr. Graber is survived by his siblings, David, Marjorie, Bernard, and Kenneth.

A memorial service will be Friday, January 14, 2022, at Stephenson-Dearman's Chapel in Monticello, Arkansas at 3:00 p.m.

Please sign Dr. Graber's guestbook at www.stephensondearman.com.

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Memorial Service
Friday, January 14, 2022
at 3:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71657
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  1. Marsha Clayton
    Dr. Graber enjoyed discussing finance, economics, dogs, and chess with his students and colleagues at UAM. He funded a scholarship and established two student organizations on campus, the Finance Club and the Dog-Lovers Club. Through the Finance Club students had the opportunity to hear guest speakers from investment and finance businesses in the area. The Dog-Lovers Club worked with the community organization 2nd Chance for Dogs to provide resources and find homes for dogs. A magazine for Chess enthusiasts published an article he wrote on chess in rural areas.

    Dr. Graber could often be seen walking one or more of his dogs on campus and around Weevil Pond. Rest in Peace Dr. Graber and Condolences to the Family.
  2. Ruth Langley
    I am Dr Graber next door neighbor. We had several good visits in the yard. We shared the love of dogs. He ate Sunday dinner with our family once. I intended to attend the service but I am 84 and avoiding crowds. We will miss him
  3. Ruth Langley
    I am Dr Graber’s next door neighbor. We shared several good visits in the
    Yard. He ate Sunday dinner with our family one day. We shared our love of dogs. He was kind and gentle soul. He will be missed. I had planned to go to the service but I am 84 and avoiding crowds. Our prayers are with you and your family
  4. Ruth Langley
    I am Dr Graber’s next door neighbor. We shared many good visits. He ate Sunday dinner with my family one Sunday. We shared our love of dogs.. We will miss him very much. I had planned to go to the service but I am 84 and avoiding crowds.
  5. Mary Heady
    I learned a lot about finance from Dr. Graber. We also took a number of walks with our dogs around Weevil Pond. He will be sorely missed.

    Mary Heady
  6. Judy H. Lassiter
    We were colleagues and neighbors with Dr. Graber for many years. He cared about his students. We enjoyed visiting with him in the neighborhood as he walked to and from classes and walked his dog. He was unfailingly polite and kind. We send sincere sympathy to his family.

    Judy and Jack Lassiter
  7. Don and Mendy Bickford
    Dr. Graber was such a kind person and was always a pleasure to visit with. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
  8. Becky Phillips
    Dr. Graber and I were colleagues in the School of Business for a number of years. He was a highly intelligent man and had a special place in his heart for dogs. RIP, Dr. Graber.
  9. John Kyle Day
    Our condolences to His family.
  10. Stephanie Harto
    I will remember Dr. Graber as being very passionate about his two favorite subjects: Finance and dogs

    I enjoyed learning from this very knowledgeable man.

    He will be missed and I will keep the family in my prayers.

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