Mark “Bud” Howard Graham, Jr., age 72, of Chicago, IL, passed away on July 30, 2021 after a long illness. He was born July 2, 1949 in Chicago, IL to his loving parents, Annette and Mark Graham, Sr.

Mark graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in Austin, Tx, Class of 1967. He enlisted in the United States Air Force Reserve, then attended the University of Texas in Austin, where he earned a Bachelor of Computer Science. After college, he worked for the Veteran’s Administration, first in Austin, TX, then in Chicago, IL.

Mark loved to travel, and was able to visit several different countries where he enjoyed learning about their history and culture. He was especially fascinated with the history of the Ancient Egyptians and the pharaohs. After returning, he volunteered as a docent at the Field Museum in Chicago where he was able to share his love and knowledge of the many exhibits on display.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brothers, Greg (Charlotte) Graham of Edna, TX, and David Graham of Round Rock, TX; 3 nieces; 2 nephews; several great-grandnieces and nephews; as well as a few great-great-grandnieces and nephews. He also leaves behind many wonderful friends in Chicago who were there for him throughout his illness.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00am, Friday, August 13, 2021 at Cook-Walden/Capital Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 14501 N Interstate Hwy 35, Pflugerville, TX 78660.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Mark’s name to the American Diabetes Association.

Final arrangements entrusted to Cook-Walden/Capitol Park Funeral Home and Cemetery. For more information, call 512-251-4118.

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