Ronald T. “Ron” McGrath - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Ronald T. “Ron” McGrath

April 17, 1931 - June 26, 2022

Ronald T. “Ron” McGrath, age 91, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully, on Sunday, June 26, 2022.

Born in Elma, IA, on April 17, 1931, he was the son of the late Thomas Marion and Georgiana (Crotteau) McGrath. Ron proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was involved with the first mid-air refueling of a B-52 as a boom operator. He made his career as a salesman, working for Walgreens, Lou’s Shoe Bazaar, and Del Campo Bakery, retiring in 1995.

Dedicated to his faith and community, Ron was a devoted parishioner at St. Joseph Parish. He was a member of Bishop Becker Council, and Cardinal Gibbons Assembly of the Knights of Columbus.

In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his sister, Loretta McAteer. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Carolyn C. (Paul) McGrath; loving children, Thomas P. McGrath (Becky), Kevin P. McGrath (Tracey), Daniel J. McGrath (Jen), and Kathleen A. McGrath; grandchildren, Breanna, Danny, Sean, Sam, and Minea; and great-grandchildren, Joslynn, Ryker, and Ruyn.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at St. Joseph Parish, 371 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:30 am. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron’s memory may be made to, St. Joseph Parish, 371 East Main Street, Middletown, DE 19709 or to Heart of the Nation, P.O. Box 14428, Milwaukee, WI 53214 or by clicking here.



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9 Condolences for Ronald T. “Ron” McGrath

  • My deepest condolences go out to the McGrath Family. Prayers of comfort being said as he is welcomed into the arms of our Lord. May he rest easy and peacefully.

  • McGrath family,
    May you find comfort in knowing, “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord” (2nd Corin 5:8-10). I’m praying that God will bless and keep you all Im your hour of need.

  • May your heart find solace in a life well-lived of a man well-loved.

  • My Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family Kevin. May your father Rest In Peace.

  • Kathleen, at 91, your father lived such a long and fulfilling life. The video presentation of his “life in pictures” was truly beautiful. May you, your mother and the rest of your family find comfort, peace and strength in your warm memories of your father, during this difficult and painful time. 💞

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family! Sending lots of love and hugs. Rest In Peace Mr.McGrath. Xoxox

  • Carolyn are hearts and prayers are with you. You and Ron are always on our minds. George has such good memories of “chooch”

  • Kathleen and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
    Anne Frati