Grace Akillian , 87, of Whippany passed away on July 29, 2019. A Funeral Service will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown, 57 E. Park Pl., Morristown on Thursday, August 7th at 11am. Interment is private. Friends are invited to visit at Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Rd. in Whippany on Wednesday from 3 to 7pm. Born and raised in West New York, NJ, the daughter of Levon and Anna (Shahinian) Akillian, Grace graduated from Memorial High School in 1950. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the Pratt Institute in New York City. Grace was a commercial art director for Schiffenhaus, Inc. ( which later became Chesapeake Corp.) in Wayne, NJ, until she retired in 1993. A long time active member of her church, including the Woman’s Group, Circle 12, and the Chapel Group she was also a member of the Pratt Institute Alumni Association. Grace was an accomplished artist enjoying painting, photography and stained glass work. She also loved counted cross stitch, knitting and building furniture.
Grace was the dear sister of Gladys Akillian and Roxy Polo. She is also survived by her beloved niece and nephews, Roxann Reasor (William), Russell Polo (Sandra), and Randy Polo (Allison), great nieces and nephews, Anna, Anthony, Erin and Mia. In lieu of flowers, donations in Grace’s memory may be made to the Presbyterian Church in Morristown Memorial Fund.