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John McGrath

John W. "Jack" McGrath Sr.

Sunday, March 1st, 1942 - Monday, September 16th, 2019
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John William (Jack) McGrath, 77, of Colts Neck passed away on Monday, September 16 after a brief battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Jack was the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Moving & Storage Associates (PMSA), prior Executive Director of the New Jersey Warehousemen & Movers Association (NJWMA), and prior Owner/Proprietor DE Moving & Storage.

He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who, after being predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years (Carol 6/5/1944 – 12/13/2016), spent most of his time enjoying his family and friends. When he wasn’t with them, he would sip on a cocktail while following up through text or Facebook. Most of all, he loved talking to people, especially his grandkids. He was never afraid to talk about politics or religion, but he’d rather talk about his work or sports, especially the NY Giants.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Dr. John and Eileen McGrath, Michael and Debbie McGrath, Colleen and Carmine DeCorso, and Keith and Kimberlie McGrath; and his 10 grandchildren, Marissa and Chris North, Casey and Meaghan DeCorso, Alexa, Rachel and Hailey McGrath, Jesse, Kevin and Alison McGrath, and Ava McGrath.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday, September 20, 2019, from 5 to 9 pm at Orender Family Home for Funerals, 2643 Old Bridge Rd, Manasquan, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 am on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at the Church of St. Denis, 90 Union Ave, Manasquan, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the PMSA Scholarship Fund (Pennsylvania Moving & Storage Associates) by going to and clicking on "Awards & Scholarships', then "Make a Donation." To send condolences to the family please visit
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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, September 20th, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Orender Family Home for Funerals
    2643 Old Bridge Road
    Manasquan, NJ 08736
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    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 | 9:30am
    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 9:30am
    St Denis Church
    90 Union Avenue
    Manasquan, New Jersey 08736
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Shelly and Jane Elias

Posted at 05:20pm
To the whole McGrath family we extend our sincerest sympathy on the passing of your father. We were away and did not read about his passing until we returned. Your mom and dad were very special people and we really enjoyed the years of friendship we shared with them. The events with the sports foundation and in town events were always better with them there. We know how very proud they were of all of you and how much joy you brought to their lives. Although we did not see each other much after we moved to Cranbury, the wreath they gave us for our new home, still hangs in our living room, a reminder of dear friends.
May your lives be filled with joy and happiness and good health.
Sincerely, Shelly and Jane Elias

David Loucks

Posted at 08:19am
I have known Jack for many years, always a gentleman and great advocate for the PA Moving & Storage Association. My condolences to his family.

David W. Loucks, Chief
PA PUC Motor Carrier Enforcement Div.

Jack McKernan

Posted at 08:25am
To the family of Jack McGrath I offer my heartfelt condolences!!
Jack was a wonderful Irishman, he was the glue that has kept
the Pennsylvania Movers together. Jack was respected in our industry
for his work and concern for the moving industry family.
I am sure he is happy to be reunited with his wife.
Peace be with you Jack,

Jack McKernan
Williamsport Moving Co

Bob Russo

Posted at 08:08am
Jack was Executive Director of the New Jersey Warehousemen & Movers Association for 15 years. He was very knowledgeable and well respected in our industry, and a lot of fun to be with. We are grateful for so many things that he accomplished during the time he was here. He will be missed by all the friends he made at NJWMA.

Kim Zeigler

Posted at 04:01pm
Our sympathy to the Jack McGrath family. We appreciated all the work and dedication he gave to PMSA . He will be miss by all. Kim Zeigler and Brenda Davidson, Zeigler's Storage & Transfer, Inc. Carlisle, PA

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