We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Wynantskill Funeral Home
Troy- John “Jack” M. McGrath, 82, passed away on June 8, 2022. Born in Troy, Jack was the son to the late James J McGrath and Mary E O’Connor McGrath. Jack was the loving husband to the love of his life Kathleen Comiskey McGrath for nearly 35 years.
Jack attended Troy High School and LaSalle Institute. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. from 1958-1962. He then worked briefly at the NY Department of Transportation before he was hired by the City of Troy Fire Department. There Jack bravely served his community for 32 years and retired as a captain in 1996.
In addition to his wife, Kathleen, Jack is survived by his loving children Jason McGrath (Cristin) of Selkirk, Bryan McGrath of Troy, Mary Elizabeth Borden (Richard) of North Greenbush. He is also survived by his grandchildren Grace McGrath, Liam McGrath, Louise Borden, and George Borden, his siblings Margaret Ziter (Joseph), Eileen MacKay (late Raymond), William McGrath (Cathy), Agnes Davidson (late Louis), many nieces and nephews, and his faithful K-9 companion “Ziggy”.
In addition to his parents Jack is also predeceased by his siblings Joseph McGrath (late Virginia), Anne Meyer (late Harry), James “Buddy” McGrath (late Phyllis), Mary Galusky (late Joseph).
Jack was an avid fisherman and spent much of his time in Wells, Maine looking for striped bass. He was always busy cooking for his family and friends. Jack showed his love through food. His London broil and creamed cod will be sorely missed. Most Fridays and Saturdays you could find Jack driving the streets of Troy looking for hidden treasures at garage sales. Many of his best finds can still be found in his, and his three children’s homes.
Family and friends are invited and may call from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM on Monday, June 13, 2022 at the Wynantskill Funeral Home, 294 Whiteview Road, Wynantskill, NY. Funeral Mass will take place at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Our Lady of Victory Church, Troy, NY. Burial with military honors will follow mass at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Red Cross or please consider donating blood.
Please visit www.wynantskillfh.com.