John P. McGrath, 76, of Hernando, Fla., died peacefully Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. John was born Nov. 27, 1937, in Elizabeth, N.J., the son of Thomas and Mary McGrath. He worked for PSE&G in New Jersey before retiring. John moved to Hernando from South Plainfield, N.J., in 2001. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness and he was a life member of The Knights of Columbus. He was a veteran of the US Navy
aboard the USS Albany.
He was predeceased by his wife Kathleen in 2013. Survivors include three sons, Patrick McGrath and his wife Heidi of Spencerport, N.Y., Michael McGrath of Hernando, Kevin McGrath of Metuchen, N.J.; and daughter, Tara McCarthy and her husband Shawn of Inverness; sister, Joan Hochreiner of South Plainfield, N.J.; sister-in-law, Elaine Schiller and her husband Frederick of Harpersfield, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Molly, James, Kellen, Connor and Julianne; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends are welcome to attend John's funeral mass at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Interment with military honors will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast.
Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.