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John J. McGrath Sr.

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John J. McGrath, Sr.

AGE: 90 • Forked River

Lacey Township - John J. McGrath, Sr., 90, of the Forked River section of Lacey Township, died Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Community Medical Center, Toms River. Mr. McGrath was employed for 39 years as a transportation manager with New Jersey Bell, Union, before retiring 35 years ago. He was a former member of the Madison 1st Aid Squad, the Lacey Township Elks and was Scout Master of Troop 61, Parlin. He also was a communicant of the Church of Saint Pius X, Forked River, Lacey Township. Born in Philadelphia, he resided in Parlin before moving to Forked River 29 years ago. He was predeceased by his wife Kathleen T. in January 2016. Surviving are two sons, John J., Toms River and Kevin, Schwenksville, PA; two daughters, Cathy Bradshaw, Carmel, IN and Margie Colello, Bayville; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 9 - 10:30 am, Monday at Layton's Home For Funerals, (609) 971-6800, 250 W. Lacey Road, Forked River, Lacey. Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Monday at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Forked River, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow, Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 9:30 am at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, North Hanover Township. For more information, please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 18, 2017
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