Robert M. McGrath, 83; was circulation supervisor

Robert M. McGrath
Robert M. McGrath
Posted: June 17, 2014

Robert M. McGrath, 83, of Marlton, a former circulation supervisor in South Jersey for The Inquirer, died of complications from dementia Thursday, June 12, at Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Inpatient Center in Mount Holly.

A 1950 graduate of North Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Mr. McGrath served in the Army from 1952 to 1954, for a time as a heavy-vehicle driver during the Korean conflict, "trying to get supplies to the front lines," a daughter, Catherine Radley, said.

After working as a shoe salesman in Philadelphia, Mr. McGrath operated his own store, Hess Shoes, from 1965 to 1978, on Stokes Road near Jackson Road in Medford.

Mr. McGrath then joined The Inquirer, becoming a district manager of circulation and retiring in the late 1990s as a district supervisor.

After retiring, his daughter said, "he also had a paper route that covered Voorhees and delivered papers until two years ago."

"A pretty amazing guy - 81 when he finally put down the papers," she said.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

In addition to his daughter, Mr. McGrath is survived by his wife, Anne; sons Robert M. Jr., Thomas, and Michael; daughters Mary Beth O'Brien, Colleen O'Brien, and Regina McGrath-Moffett; a sister; 18 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. His first wife, Catherine, died in 2001.

Visitation was set for 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 16, and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 17, at the Bradley Funeral Home, Evesham Road and Route 73 South in Marlton, with a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, June 17, at St. Isaac Jogues Church, Evesboro-Medford Road and Elmwood Drive, Marlton. Interment will be in Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill.

Donations may be sent to Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, 5 Eves Dr., Marlton, N.J. 08053.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bradleyfuneralhome-marlton.com.


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