Richard J. McGrath Sr. 1935-2018
WARREN — Richard J. McGrath Sr., 82, died Friday, March 2, 2018, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center.
He was born July 20, 1935, in Hartford, the son of the late Max and Elizabeth Mowry McGrath.
Richard retired from Yellow Freight as a truck driver. He was a member of VFW 1090, American Legion, DAV Chapter 11, Moose, Knights of Columbus and Eagles. He served as VFW commander 1090 and VFW District 8 commander. He most enjoyed riding his motorcycle and relaxing on his deck.
He served his country in the U.S. Army, from 1953 until 1955, during the Korean War.
Memories of Richard will be carried on by wife of 62 years, Anna McGrath of Warren; sisters, Loucille Bogacki and Maxine Waleff; brother, Charles (Joyce) McGrath; daughter, Patricia (David) Batzdorf; and grandchildren, Ryan McGrath, Amy (David) Klasovsky and Megan McGrath.
He was preceded in death by his father, Max J. McGrath; mother, Elizabeth Sutton; son, Richard J. McGrath Jr.; brothers, Max, Herbert and Wade McGrath; sisters, Dorothy Ondriezek, Audene Chalmer and June Fenton, and brothers-in-law, Pete Waleff and Earle Bogacki.
Family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018, at McFarland-Barbee Family Funeral Home, 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481. Services will be 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2018, at the funeral home. The Rev. Simeon B. Sibenik of SS. Peter and Paul Church will conduct a prayer service before calling hours on Thursday.
His family suggests contributions be made in the form of donations to the VFW National Home for Children, www.vfwnationalhome.org.
Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland-Barbee Family Funeral Home, 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481, 330-393-9621.
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