Joseph M. McGrath, age 65, passed away on Thursday , February 6th, at Nazareth Hospital in the Vitas unit surrounded by family and listening to The Beatles.\nJoseph was born in Philadelphia on October 2, 1954 and was married to Janine October 11, 1979. He graduated from the Police Academy in 1985 and proudly served as a Philadelphia Police Officer for many years before retiring in 2015. \nHe is survived by his wife Janine of 40 years, his three children; Julie McGrath, Kathleen McGrath, and Patrick McGrath, and two grandchildren; Deandra DePasquale and Ryan McGrath. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph P McGrath and Rose McGrath and dear friends Thomas Trainor and Ruth Alex. \nThose who knew our father knew that he was never one for the spotlight and when he was making his arrangements prior to his passing he requested only a small private service for immediate family.\nA private visitation will be held on 2/9/2020 at T.J. Fluehr Funeral Home for immediate family followed by cremation.\n\nTo send flowers to Joseph's family, please visit our floral store.