Obituary of John R. McGrath
John “Johnny” Ryan McGrath (born September 18, 1990- died January 30, 2023)
Johnny, 32, passed away at home, way too young and way too soon, on January 30, 2023. He was a beautiful human who loved his family dearly. Our hearts will mourn him forever.
Born in Livingston, NJ to his mother Susan (Hughes) McGrath and his father John McGrath. At the age of 3, the family moved to Howell, NJ where Johnny grew up and enjoyed the happiest of times with his family and friends.
He is survived by both of his parents, his older sister Amanda (McGrath) Savastio, his younger sister Lexie McGrath, his brother-in-law Ty Savastio, his two nephews Charlie Mac and Dylan Mac Savastio, a dear friend who is family, Joseph Licknack, and his beloved Golden Retriever, Kona.
Johnny was an exceptional baseball player and an undeniable force in any sport he played. His entire immediate family loved watching him play more than he could ever know. Many who knew Johnny can probably still picture him on a baseball diamond, throwing the ball to his Dad, with his Mom and sisters cheering him on.
He loved talking about all aspects of life. He loved having deep conversations with his family and always wanted nothing but the best for all of them. His most joyous moments were just hanging out and talking with family, likely only topped by family vacations especially to Disney World. Johnny’s love for his family was undeniable and inspiring.
He had a passion for all kinds of video games. Recently he shared his love for Sonic games with his nephew Charlie. He could often be found playing video games with his Mom for hours at a time- probably one of his absolute favorite things to do. He also was passionate about music and sports and shared that love with everyone.
Johnny was a gentle soul with a kind heart. He cared for anyone and everyone who crossed his path. He loved animals more than anything in the world. He was the guy who wouldn’t let you even hurt an ant in the house.
Johnny’s life will live on with his family and they will honor him forever.
In lieu of flowers, or donations, we ask that you reach out to your most cherished people. If you love them, let them know. You never know if the people you love in your life will be gone too soon.