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John "Jack" G. McGrath

Published: July 23, 2014 4:00 AM

John "Jack" G. McGrath, 61, of Randolph, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Jack was born at the old hospital in Ravenna, Ohio on June 30, 1953 to parents James and Frances McGrath. He worked as a self-employed mechanic and was known as an excellent one at that. Jack enjoyed attending swap meets and restoring antique cars. He loved racing and watching NASCAR. Jack really enjoyed helping people and working on their cars.


Jack is survived by his wife Patricia and his step-children: Carmen (Jodie) Scalfaro, Daniel (Jennifer) Scalfaro, Lisa Scalfaro, Joe (Melinda) Scalfaro and his grandchildren: Zachary, Olivia, Emma, Sophia, Isabella, Blaze and Aubrianna Scalfaro. Jack also leaves his siblings: William (Maryann) McGrath, Charles (Susie) McGrath, Peggy (Ernie) Moravec and his loving nieces and nephews.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends will be received at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM where funeral services will be held on Friday, July 25th at 1:00 PM with Pastor Bob Burgess officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Randolph.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436, RC 7-23-14)

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BeckyBWise Jul 25, 2014 10:34 AM

Jack was a very giving person and always helpful to me and my family. I'll always be grateful to the kindness he's shown me over the almost 30 years I've been close to the family. Pat, Carmen, Dan, Lisa and Joe were special to Jack and it was always evident. I'll always have fond memories of him to hang onto and I'll be praying for comfort during such a difficult loss everyone is facing right now. 


Becky B

kathyschaefer Jul 23, 2014 4:35 PM

So saddened to hear about Jack's passing.  Henry considered him a dear longtime close friend (neighbors as young boys) & someone he could call for help with car problems.  Jack was also a close friend with Henry's younger brother, Eddie, who passed away long ago at the young age of 22.  I'm sure that they are having a happy reunion.

Our deepest condolences to Pat & the rest of his family.

Kathy & Henry Schaefer





























































































































Mandygillis Jul 23, 2014 12:30 PM

Very saddened to hear of Jack's passing. Jack was a brilliant, funny and talented man. Even as a kid he had a unique sense of humor and was ornrey. His whole life was cars until he met Pat. She and her wonderful children filled his life. Jack was his own unique person and well respected in his profession and by family and friends. Heaven probably is a little louder with the sound of his roaring, perfectly tuned engines.

jgoodwin Jul 23, 2014 9:57 AM

I knew Jack many years ago, and remember him as a kind, generous, and loving young man. My condolences to his family and friends for your loss.