Johnny Graham built Oriental Weavers and the rug business working with Mohamed Farid Khamis in Egypt and his sales team in the US

John Graham 90, of Boca Raton,Florida, is survived by his wife of 62 years, Shirley Graham; son, Louis Graham and his partner, Erin McLaughlin; daughters, Nancy (Simon) Dickens and Susie (Bob) Honigberg; grandchildren, Danny, Tess, Camille, Leah, Noah, Bradley, and Jessie; brother, George Graham.  Chapel services will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, May 29th at Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, 5808 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33484 with Rabbi Marc Labowitz officiating.  Contributions may be made in his loving memory to the PAPS, Polo Club. Comments for John’s family can be posted in the guest book section of the Beth Isreal Chapel’s website at

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Below is an article reprinted from Rug News Magazine when Johnny retired from Oriental Weavers in 2002.