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Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel

3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Dayton, OH

OBITUARY

Jeffrey Michael McGrath

March 8, 1977January 19, 2020
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McGrath, Jeffrey Michael, age 42, of Beavercreek, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at the Soin Medical Center. He was born on March 8, 1977, in Tacoma, Washington, the son of Michael and Janet (Knauth) McGrath, who survive him. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his beloved wife of 17 years, Cecilia (Trimboli) McGrath; his two loving children, Sean and Sophia; 3 siblings, Scott and wife, Natalie McGrath, Julie and husband, Ian Baltzer, Emily and husband, Curvin Miller; his mother-in-law, Denise Trimboli; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jennifer Wourms, Franceso and wife, Alesha Trimboli, John and wife, Danielle Trimboli. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and long time friends. Jeff was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Julio Trimboli. He was a graduate of Carroll High School in 1995 and Miami University in 2000. Jeff was actively involved with the City of Beavercreek serving as the Director of Planning and Development. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle and mentor to the many youths he influenced with his dedicated involvement with The Beavercreek Stars athletic program for many years. Jeff’s love of life and family and his dedication to the community he served will long be remembered in the hearts of all those he touched. The family will receive family and friends at the Tobias Funeral Home-Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road at Grange Hall Road from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 272 Bainbridge Street, Dayton, OH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the McGrath Family Fund at https://www.gofundme.com/f/mcgrath-family-memorial-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Memorial Mass Saturday, January 25, 2020

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Jack Hudson

January 29, 2020

To the entire McGrath extended family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of the loss of Jeff; may the peace of God be with you, may you remember the joy that Jeff brought to so many people, and may Jeff be in God's hands now and always. Jack and Marsha Hudson

Maria Nucci Lenseth

January 25, 2020

Dear Mike and Jan, kids and grandkids,
So very sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. I remember him as a very sweet tempered child and a kind teenager who always included his little cousins. It was a privilege to have known him, and I hope our Lord will wrap you lovingly in his arms. May God bless all of you and ease your grieving hearts. With love and
sympathy,
Maria

Carolina Bouffioux

January 25, 2020

Dear Janet,
I am so very sorry about the loss of your darling Jeff. The loss of a child is the hardest loss to bear. My prayer is that over these next difficult weeks to come that you will be surrounded by love, and the cherished memories you will forever hold will bring you peace. I know your universe is turned upside down. I am praying for you, dear. Be gentle with yourself-and if you want an experienced guide on the path ahead, please know that you can reach out to me. God love you and the family. 💗

Kathy and Don Finneran

January 25, 2020

Our prayers go out to the McGrath family. After reading all the tributes to Jeff, also a tribute to Mike and Janet, loving faith filled parents! We met the McGrath family in Tacoma Washington when both Mike and Don were stationed at McChord Air Force Base. So Jeff and his siblings are Air Force brats, a special bred!

When Jeff needed a diaper change and was a little fussy, Mike would sing "you ain't nothin' but a hound dog..."
So Jeff inherited his parents sense of humor, love of life, and loyalty to friends. Over the years our families celebrated our joys, concerns, struggles and sorrows. I think the bond that has meshed us so is our deep faith. Because of that faith we will let God and his Holy Mother Mary turn to good this very sad time. To Mike, Janet, Julie, Emily and Scott we mourn with you. Your beautiful spouses and children can share the memory of a loving brother and crazy uncle and brother in law. Cecilia and family -our family and our children support you in prayer-
You will gain a spiritual strength because you have the love and prayers. of so many! What a great family!

Cecilia, we danced at your wedding and shared your joy, and we share your sorrow in this most difficult time. May Jeff rest in peace.

Kathy, Don, Shannon, Colleen, Loretta, Sean Finneran
Your Air Force family

Dave Peters

January 23, 2020

Dear Cecilia, Sean, and Sophia,
It is hard to find the words to express my sorrow at your loss. Jeff was one of a kind! He never failed to make me laugh with his wit and unrivaled sarcasm. I will treasure the memories of the years we played Mud Volleyball together. Stay strong and know that the prayers of many are with you now and forever!
With deepest sympathy,
Dave Peters

Brian McGraw

January 23, 2020

PART TWO:

I’ve been struck reading some of the articles and tributes that have come out the last few days. I especially love the characterization of Jeff as the quintessential “family man.” Couldn’t be truer. While I have played in the same fantasy football league with Jeff since college (he and Silky still probably hold it against me that I beat them for the Championship on a stat correction one year two days after the fact), attended the occasional golf trip together, and regularly exchanged texts, I regret that we haven’t spent more time together over the years. However, every time we did have the occasion to talk one thing stood out more than anything: the love for his family. Sean and Sophia, your dad gushed with pride every time he talked about you. I know you will carry on his legacy and make him proud. And Cecilia, he loved you so much. And after 17 years that love never faded. I want you to know that you will always have “family” here in Kentucky. I’ve got your back just as Jeff always had mine. We have all lost someone special, but his memory will never be forgotten.

Brian McGraw

January 23, 2020

Need to do this in two parts because of the word limit.
PART ONE:

Cecilia, Sean, Sophia and the rest of the family, there is probably nothing I or anyone can say that could possibly comfort you right now. I have been in shock since hearing the news and can’t imagine what you all must be going through. Jeff was one of the best people I have ever known. I first met him in 1996 at Miami as we pledged the same fraternity. We were instant friends. One of the many qualities that stood out to me early on – and which I related to – was his love for his family, his city, and especially his friends from growing up. I had the joy of living with him for what I guess was about half (or more) of college – including one summer where he Jason and I lived together that I still think is/was the best summer of my life. Too much fun and laughter to handle. There are so many memories and great times that I can’t put them to paper, and many that I shouldn’t put to paper. After now being married and having children of my own I can’t say that college was the best time of my life, but it was indisputably the most fun. And Jeff was a huge part of that.

Jeff was the real deal. Absolutely nothing fake about him. He was truly genuine and you can’t say that about many people these days. His witty, dry and sarcastic sense of humor was second to none. He didn’t suffer fools, but he was never judgmental and always gave everyone a fair shot. He got along with everyone – except for those that gave trouble to those he loved. He was a fiercely loyal friend and always had your back, no questions asked. We lived hundreds of miles away after college but I can guarantee that if I was to call him out of the blue and ask for a favor he wouldn’t hesitate to help in any way he could.

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Teri O’Connell

January 22, 2020

Prayers for the whole McGrath family from the O’Connell family

Steve Willshaw

January 22, 2020

Our sincere condolences to the McGrath family during these times. A true professional in every sense of the word, our company had the pleasure of working with Jeff on dozens of projects over the past 14 years. He was truly a great partner in the development of our business. He was always available to discuss the smallest of details & his thoroughness & attention to detail was second to none. Jeff was also one of the nicest guys I have ever met. I will miss our lunches where we solved all the world's problems.

James Weaver

January 21, 2020

Jeff gave me my first planning job back in 2006. The other planner quit a few weeks after I started, so Jeff took me under his wing and showed me the real world of what a planner does and taught me a number of valuable lessons I’ll never forget. He must have liked me because he never tried to lock me in the old jail cell where files were kept, as he liked to give interns a hard time. I still tell the story of how I accidentally deleted the GIS zoning layer for the entire city and we both had to spend a day drawing it back from an old map. I don’t think he ever knew it was me. Jeff was a great person who had a positive impact on everyone he met. He will be missed.

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