William “Bill” McGrath

March 12, 1930 ‒ June 13, 2020

Winter Haven, Florida
Formerly of Delaware, Ohio

In the midst of worship with family, William D. McGrath, “Bill,” 90 of Delaware, Ohio and recently of Winter Haven, Florida entered into the Presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus on Saturday afternoon, June 13, 2020, at his residence in Winter Haven, Florida.

He was born March 12, 1930, in Newark, New Jersey to the late Golden Carroll “Mac” McGrath and Clara Lucille (Coryea) McGrath.

Bill started working for General Motors through the dealer network as service director with Keefer Chevrolet, Maxton Chevrolet, Monte Zinn Chevrolet, Smedley Chevrolet and the Norris Organization.

His highest achievement was in 1982 by winning first place as president of the very prestigious “Only the Best” Club. This allowed him to serve with winners from other states on the National Council for the Chevrolet Motor Division.

After leaving the GM Dealer Network Group, he worked for Walmart in the automotive department and as a greeter, which he enjoyed very much.

Bill was a member of the Northgate Church in Sunbury and attended the Winter Haven Worship Center in Florida. He enjoyed his grandkids, Western square dancing, round dancing, boating, and photography.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Janet (Perry) McGrath whom he married on November 28, 1998; sons, Rick (Miriam) McGrath of Westerville, OH and David (Stephanie) McGrath of Delaware, OH; grandchildren, Elizabeth McGrath of Westerville, OH, William Luther (Emily) McGrath of Mt. Vernon, OH, Maxim McGrath and Chloe McGrath of Delaware, OH; sisters, Marilyn (Robert) Wilson of Lexington, NC and Marian Ruth “Cookie” (Kensel) Hettinger of Kingman, AZ; brother-in-law, Gene Easterday of Huntsville, OH; sisters-in-law, Carol McGrath of Prospect, OH, Sheryl Jones of Springfield, OH, and Diane (Chuck) Bayman of Piqua, OH; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, Fran (Easterday) McGrath, brother Jack McGrath, sisters Barbara McGrath, Norma Park, and Carol Haycook.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 5 – 8 pm at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. SR 61 @ St. Rt. 3, Sunbury, OH. Services celebrating Bill’s life will be held on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Northgate Church, 51 Fourwinds Drive, Sunbury, OH with Pastor Bill Stephens and Pastor Dave Mann officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery with Dan McGrath leading the committal.

Contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 3470 Lakeland Hills Blvd. Lakeland, FL 33805 or Northgate Church, 51 Fourwinds Drive, Sunbury, OH 43074.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the McGrath family.

To share a fond memory of Bill or to offer a condolence to his family, please go to www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Bill was an amazing man. I worked with him for years at Walmart. He was always joking around with us. I loved to watch him practice his dancing steps when we were slow. He was always talking about his kids and grandkids how proud he was of them and the joy on his face was heartwarming when he would show Julie and I him and Janets latest dance. 🥰 he will be greatly missed.

  • I had the privilege of working with Bill for many years at Walmart. He was an amazing man. Always smiling & he always managed to put a smile on your face no matter what was going on. He spent many hours talking about how proud he was of his boys & his grandkids. We would talk about our love for camping & he would show Tamma & I all his new dance moves. He is going to be greatly missed by all who knew him. It was an honor to call him my friend!

  • We knew Bill and Janet through the Little Brown Jug Square Dance Club. We had many good times dancing with them. One time they had a dog that they took everywhere, even to a hotel room at a dance convention. I played a trick on Bill by telling him that I heard a dog barking in a room and he got all excited cause the dog wasn’t supposed to be there. Then I told him that I was just “pulling his leg.” We still remained friends!
    Whenever I saw Bill at Walmart, we would share stories about the dances we were learning. He will be greatly missed by us and all who knew him. God Bless.

  • My family and I wish to extend our sincere sympathy to the McGrath family on the loss of their dear loved one, Bill McGrath. Our love and prayers go out to this wonderful family. Sincerely, Jan Andrews and family

  • So Sorry to hear that Bill has passed away. It was good to see the two of you at Jim’s memorial service. All the good times we had together. Bill tried very hard to learn to dance, but he did just that. How time flies. We were at your wedding, but it doesn’t seem that long ago. I will always remember how nice and friendly he was.