Verlyn "Buzz" McGrath

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Verlyn "Buzz" McGrath
April 7, 1950 - April 8, 2011

Buzz McGrath was born in Whitefish, MT on April 7, 1950 to parents Bette Jeanne McGrath and Alvin McGrath.
He graduated from Edmonds High School in 1968 and went on to graduate from Central Washington University with a Bachelors in Accounting. He was a cabinet maker for 20 years. Buzz was also a General Contractor and went on to build many homes, including his own, with the help of his high school sweetheart and wife of 40 years, Sharon (Davis) McGrath. Buzz also worked for Boeing as a Cost Accountant.
Buzz McGrath had many hobbies and interests, he was a voracious reader, and loved sailing, canoeing, long walks, ballroom dancing, and spending time with his family. Buzz was adored by his grandchildren, and he adored them just as much.
Buzz McGrath is survived by his wife, Sharon; son, Bron; and daughter-in-law, Heidi; grandchildren, Ashton and Jayla; and sister, Wylene (McGrath) McHolland.
Buzz had a heart transplant on August 24, 1999. Twelve years later, Buzz lost his battle to large B Cell Lymphatic cancer after enduring ten long months of chemotherapy on April 8, 2011, one day after his 61st birthday. Buzz was an inspiring soul, loving friend to all, his humor and quick wit will be deeply missed.
A Memorial Service will be held at Maple Park Lutheran Brethren Church, 17620 60th Avenue W, Lynnwood, WA 98037 on May 7, 2011 at 11:00 am.

Published in The Herald (Everett) from May 1 to May 3, 2011
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