Michael W. McGrath

July 14, 1954September 29, 2013

Michael W. McGrath Date of Birth: July 14, 1954 Date of Passing: September 29, 2013

Michael W. McGrath, 59, of East Stroudsburg passed away Saturday September 29, 2013 at the VNA Hospice House in East Stroudsburg.

Born in Brooklyn, NY; on July 14, 1954, he was the son to the late Vincent and Katherine Patterson McGrath. He graduated from Fort Hamilton High School, in Brooklyn, NY in 1972. He worked for New York City Department of Transportation for many years and retired in 2011.

Michael was one of the first responders to the World Trade Center on 911. As a result to the 911 clean up Michael received 9 different cancers that he has been battling for several years. He was a volunteer fire fighter for Marshalls Creek Fire Company since 2000. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing.

Surviving is his wife of 31 years Maureen McGrath, of East Stroudsburg; two daughters: Katherine and Colleen McGrath, of Brooklyn, NY; a grandson Jeremy McGrath; and several sisters and brother.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home Inc. 27 Washington Street East Stroudsburg, Cremation will follow and Interment will be at a later date.

A public visitation will be held at the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, East Stroudsburg from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service.

In memory of Michael W. McGrath donations can be made to the Hughes Cancer Center : 231 East Brown Street East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, Inc. 27 Washington Street East Stroudsburg, where online condolences can be made at


  • Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, October 6, 2013

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Jackie Baker(Mc Grath)

October 14, 2013

Hey Mike:
So many thoughts are going through my mind. I needed some to pass so I could let you know what a special brother. We had some good laughs. And enjoyed a lot of special family functions.
I am proud to have had you as my brother.
As we spoke in the hospital, I was able to witness your great dedication to other. Namely coming to aid in 911.
Well kiddo I will be carrying you in a special place in my heart with mom and dad
Rest buddy your time has come God loves you
I love you and admire your courage
Till we meet again

Dennis McGrath-Wagner

October 8, 2013

My Brother Michael,
You were the oldest one in our family.
We shared a room together, I knew the passion you had for Baseball, Football and bowling.
I will never forget you took me to my 1st NY METS GAME.
You were my older brother I looked up to.
The world will never forget the heroes of 9/11. You gave your life to help during that time.

I love you very much and I will miss you. I am proud you are my brother. Until we meet again
Love your brother Dennis

Diann Ferrick

October 6, 2013

R.I.P. <3

Denise McGrath

October 6, 2013

My Dearest Beloved Brother Michael,
I love you more than words can reveal. Thank you for being "father-like" and best friend to me all my years growing up, growing older. Your active presence in my life, has enhanced my life. I've grown independent, accomplished, and made many achievements because of your high level of involvement; because of your unconditional, unyielding love for me. Know that I love you Eternally. Thank you for shining the light and love of your good soul unto me. Should I face some darkened hours in my life, it is your light that will shine through and guide me to a peaceful & safer place, I know. I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU!!! Rest Easy, now. Until we meet again. Love, your little sister, Denise xox...

Tom Lyons

October 5, 2013

My sincere condolences to Mike's wife, daughters, brothers, sisters and all the McGrath family. To live on in the hearts of those you love, is to never die. Rest in Peace Michael.

Katherine McGrath

October 3, 2013

Gone but not forgotten, you will always be in my heart. Forever kept in memory, 'till death due us part. How do we say good bye to someone we love so much, the feelings are overwhelming and my heart will miss your touch. 'Till we meet again words just can not say, the way I feel about your death on any given day. With love always, your daughter,

Katherine McGrath

October 3, 2013

May you rest in peace. You will always be in my heart now and forever. Amen. Your daughter,