Town of Poughkeepsie – It is with great sadness that we share the passing of David McGrath on May 23, 2022 at age 71. He was a lifelong resident of Poughkeepsie, NY. He was born on April 14, 1951 in Poughkeepsie, New York to the late Edward and the late Shirley (Tomlins) McGrath.
On July 15, 1983, he married Ava (nee Mycek), with whom he spent 39 years of marriage, raising two wonderful children. David was always there for his family, whether it be taking care of his parents needs as they got older or being a wonderful son-in-law to Ava’s father, Michael. He was a beloved father to son Stephen McGrath and daughter Victoria Troedson (Matt).
David loved spending time on his computer and enjoyed travelling to California to visit his daughter and son-in-law. He and Ava enjoyed San Diego the most, going to the beaches or sitting outside on beautiful nights in Little Italy enjoying family and good food. Christmas was always a time he enjoyed most with his family, eating good brunches at Shadows and watching funny YouTube videos.
David received his Master’s degree in Computer Science from SUNY Albany. He was a Programmer and IT Specialist for IBM for 30 years, retiring in 2005. He was a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club and IBM Country Club.
David is survived by his wife, Ava, children Stephen and Victoria, son-in-law Matt, grandson Alexander David McGrath, and brother Dennis McGrath.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY.
A Prayer Service will be held Wednesday June 1, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY.
Following the Prayer Service, burial will take place in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, NY.