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Edmund Rice McGrath

July 27, 1971 May 12, 2013
Edmund Rice McGrath
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Obituary for Edmund Rice McGrath

Edmund �Ed� McGrath, a resident of Commerce Township, MI, formerly of Adamstown, PA and Naples, FL, passed away May 12, 2013 at the age of 41.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Kelly; aunts, Virginia McGrath & Martha Thomas; sister, Allison (Rich) Smith; parents-in-law, Harley & Jean Brewis; sisters-in-law, Sue (Jay) Hocking, Cheryl (Tony) Sarkins, Terry (Hank) Hale; brother-in-law, Cary (Kathy) Brewis; half-sister, Kendall Brown. Also survived by his aunts & uncles, many nieces & nephews including, Barrett, Hunter, Audrey and Camden Smith, cousins, dear friends and his faithful canine friend, Soldier Girl.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Edmund & Carol McGrath.

Edmund was born on Cape Cod on July 27, 1971. At the age of 7, his family moved to Naples, FL where he spent most of his formative years playing baseball and soccer and learning to cook at the family restaurant. He had many friends and fearless adventures, which led to his dad calling him Fast Eddie. The nickname stuck, and has had many connotations throughout his life.

After the death of his mother, Ed lived in Adamstown, PA, where Aunt Ginny & Aunt Martha bravely and lovingly carried on the task of raising him. He joined the football team and met the group of boys, who would be his best friends for life. After graduating from Calico High School in 1990, Ed joined the Marines, where he proudly served his country for four years, including the Gulf War. After his honorable discharge, Ed attended California University where he studied business, played rugby, frequented Penn State Football games and engaged in other mayhem, solidifying the Fast Eddie reputation.

Ed began his career in sales at American Industrial Supplies and would later make a career shift into the mortgage industry, working for American Equity Mortgage for seven years. Edmund won numerous sales awards and the Southfield branch he managed was awarded for excellence.

Edmund was a gregarious, loving, funny and passionate person who loved his family and friends dearly, but especially his wife Kelly. He loved to cook, play golf, go boating and watch sports, especially the Red Sox, the Steelers and Florida State football � well basically any team that played for Philly, Boston or Detroit. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Adamstown chapter and was active in charitable causes in support for autism.

A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Friday, May 17, at 11 AM with The Reverend Steve Buck officiating. Visitation Thursday 4-8 PM. Memorials encouraged to Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW . For more information, please contact Lynch & Sons, 248-684-6645.


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