Obituary of Patrick James McGrath
Patrick James McGrath
NYC/ROCHESTER: Our beloved Patrick passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022. Patrick is survived by his wife Jaclyn Spencer; parents Jeff and Joyce McGrath; brother John (Natalie) McGrath and their children Jacques and Gabrielle; mother and father-in-law John and Lynn Spencer; sister-in-law Samantha Spencer; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and his lifelong friends from Yarmouth Road, East High School, and SUNY Geneseo.
Patrick graduated from East High School in 1996. Upon his graduation from Geneseo in 2000, he returned to East High as a history teacher and coach. In 2006 he moved to New York City where he continued to teach history until his passing.
Patrick and Jackie spent their school vacations travelling the world. Their love of culture, adventure and learning was unending. We loved sharing their experiences through the hundreds of pictures they sent.
Patrick was a New York Yankee and Miami Dolphins fan since childhood. He was a dedicated teacher. He was smart, funny, athletic and caring and loved by all who knew him. We will forever cherish our memories of Patrick. May he rest in peace.
A celebration of Patrick's life will be held at a date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Pat McGrath Memorial Scholarship Fund. c/o Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy MS/HS 141, 660 W. 237th St. Bronx NY 10463.
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