David Richard McGrath

David Richard McGrath

David Richard McGrath, born January 31, 1933 in White Swan, passed away August 21, 2019, at the Cottage in the Meadow after a short bout with pneumonia; he also suffered from COPD.

David joined the Army and went to war in Korea, serving as a tank mechanic.

David moved to Monrovia, California in 1966. While there, he started a business building wrought iron fencing; was a successful machine designer, his true passion, for SAK Industries, 1970-1991.

David married Agnes Marie Lindley on August 6, 1971, in Carson City, NV; Marie passed away in 2015. Marie brought with her a son Paul, who David considered his son. Paul married Blesilda and they had a daughter, Makena.

He moved back to Yakima in 2002, where he remained until his death.

David was preceded in death by his mother, Lorene; brothers Donald, John, and Vernon; sisters Geraldine, Charlotte, Lenora, Shirley, and Elaine. He is survived by his step-son, Paul Lindley; granddaughter Makena, who resides in California; sisters Vivian DuFault, Rosie McGrath, Jeannette Nielsen, and Dorothy Drake; and brother Jim, as well as many nieces and nephews.

David had a wonderful caregiver for 12 years, Sharon, who spent his last few days by his side.