Kathleen Carol McGrath

  • Born: July 31, 1942
  • Died: June 13, 2019
  • Location: Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kathleen Carol McGrath, 76 of Clifton Heights passed away Thursday June 13, 2019 at the Lancaster General Hospital. She was born in Philadelphia July 31, 1942 to the late Frank & Catherine (nee Taylor) Vannewkirk. Kathleen worked at a candy factory, but mostly she was a homemaker taking care of her family. She loved family gatherings, especially doing birthday parties for her kids and making them special cakes and their favorite dinner. She also enjoyed going to the casinos with family in Atlantic City, NJ.

Kathleen was a caring, thoughtful, nurturing, generous and kind person who would do anything for anyone. She was dedicated to bringing up her children and taking care of her husband. She enjoyed the talks and visits with her brothers and sisters. Kathleen liked watching her Hallmark and Lifetime movies and enjoyed Philly's and Eagles games on television. Holidays were her favorite time of the year to spend time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward McGrath; brother, Robert Vannewkirk and sister, Margaret Ivery. She is survived by her sons, Jesse, John and Joel (Diane); Her daughters, Darlene (Spencer), April and Catherine; Siblings, Patricia "Pat" Orlando (Theodore "Buzz"), Trudy McGrenna (John), Marion Greatrex (Robert), Gail Gentzler (Charlie), Tom Foster (Kathy), Joe Foster (Jeannie) and Jack Foster. Also survived by many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to Kathleen's viewing on Saturday June 22nd from 9:30 – 10:30 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 3422 Dennison Ave., Drexel Hill, PA 19026. Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 AM. Interment in Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery.