Michael J. McGrath 1939-2021

YOUNGSTOWN — Michael Joseph McGrath, 82, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021, at Hospice of the Valley Hospice House.

Michael was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Feb. 26, 1939, the son of the late Joseph and Anna Cannon McGrath.

He was a graduate of Butler High School and Clarkson College of Technology, where he earned a degree as a mechanical engineer. Michael worked at Eljer in Salem and then retired from Grede Foundries of Wichita, Kan.

Michael enjoyed fishing and cooking as a younger man, spending time with his dog, Biscuit, traveling the town visiting friends, supporting local businesses, and in his last several years, was a fervent supporter of Donald J. Trump.

He was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife, Yvonne “Penny” Anderson McGrath; and his beloved brother, Charles McGrath; as well as his mother, Anna; and his father, Joseph.

He is survived by his children, Cheryl McGrath, Lisa Kekel, Michael (Karry) McGrath, Joe McGrath and Sean (Tara) McGrath. He is also survived by his stepson, Scott (Shirley) Anderson; his brother, Thomas (Sandy) McGrath; his sister, JoAnn (Robert) Royer; and his first wife, Pauline McGrath. He also leaves behind many grandchildren, and a few great-grandchildren.

There will be no funeral service held at this time. Michael has entrusted his burial intentions with Davis-Becker funeral home in Boardman and will be laid to rest in Hope Cemetery in Salem.

Arrangements are being handled by the Davis-Becker Funeral Home in Boardman. Condolences may be sent at www.beckerobits.com.

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