Peter John McGrath

Pismo Beach, California

1945 - 2017


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Peter John McGrathPismo Beach, CAPeter John McGrath was born May 11, 1945 in Oxnard, California to John Francis and Elizabeth E. McGrath. His great grandfather, Dominick McGrath, was the leader of a pioneer family of Ventura County. Peter passed away October 30, 2017 in Pismo Beach after a long...

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I just now found out about Peter's passing. Sending my heartfelt condolences, Kitty and Tim and families. God be with you all. RIP Peter.

My sister, Annie and Michael were flower girl and ring bearer at my sister's wedding in 1959 and Kitty was one of the maids of honor. I love seeing the pictures. It brings so many beautiful memories.
Annie and I send our condolences to the McGrath family.

Pallan sisters

Peter was a legend to us growing up in Oxnard! He could usually be found cruising A Street and late at night at Mel's surrounded by a group of rowdy friends.
When driving down Harbor Blvd the McGrath State Beach sign would have Peter spray painted at the top, only to have it replaced and repainted with "Peter" within a week. Great memories!
Our prayers are with his family.

Tim and Kitty, and family:

I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sending love and prayers. My thoughts are with you.



My condolences to Kitty and Tim. Peter and I were Best Man and Maid of Honor at our siblings wedding and Godparent to our first nephew. We shared many holidays together and had such fun back then. The memories I have of Peter will always hold a special place in my heart.
Marietta Gill Powell

Although it has been quite a few years since I saw Peter, I will remember him just as a spunky cousin who was always into mischief out on the ranch. Finally he is at peace, but I will miss him just the same. Love to you Pete.

I grew up on the McGrath ranch. These were the best years of my life. Peter was five years older than I. He, his brother Tim, and my two older brothers spent time riding bikes, running around the sand dunes and just generally wreaking havoc and having a great time while doing so.

The McGrath's were/are wonderful people. My most sincere condolences.

Sending my condolences and prayers to the McGrath family. It would always bring a smile when I would see Pete working in the fields off Victoria when I would be visiting Oxnard in recent years.

I am so sorry for your loss. Pete McGrath was one of a kind especially in the day when he would cruise the beach "the Ventura Pier/ C Street/ Oxnard shores in his Jeep with his long white hair blowing in the wind. He was definitely a beach boy, and the girls in Ventura went nuts over him. Rest in Peace Pete and hope your enjoying the ocean view from high up in heaven.