Lawrence Joseph “Lar”McGrath
September 06, 1961 - May 05, 2021
Visitation: Monday 2-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home Inc. Ross Twp.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Sebastian Church Tuesday 10:00 a.m.
Lawrence Joseph “Lar” McGrath, 59, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends, on May 5, 2021 after a noble three-week battle with complications from COVID-19.
Born in Carnegie, PA on September 6, 1961 to Michael J. and Rita J. (Montgomery) McGrath, Lar is the seventh son of eleven children — Patrick F., Kevin M. (Susan), Timothy D. (Karen), Terrence M. (Colleen), Michael J. (Jennifer), Brian J., Kathleen A. Kashella (Robert A.), Thomas P. (Sharon), Dennis W., and Daniel M. (Denise). Lar attended Mars Area schools, excelling in football, baseball, basketball, and track and appearing in musical productions. He worked primarily in the refractories industry for many years with several of his brothers. He was a loyal fan of the Pittsburgh sports teams, especially the Penguins.
Lar met his wife Susan L. (Yoest) while performing at Comtra Theatre, where they were long-time friends before marrying. Father to Tiernan J., Moreen R., and Brendan P. McGrath, Lar was a devoted, loving “hockey dad” who was known for his unshakable faith, kindness, selflessness, devotion, and hard-working spirit.
Lar leaves behind his loving wife, his brothers and sister and their spouses, and many nieces and nephews. He is already deeply missed by his family, his treasured men’s Bible study group, and his community of friends. Friends received Monday 2-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home Inc. 806 Perry Hwy North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Sebastian Church Tuesday 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you would please wear a mask, respect social distancing, and stay healthy so that together we may get through this pandemic.