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« on: December 08, 2011, 05:33:50 AM »

Jerry McGrath died 12/7/11 at Rush Medical Center after a lengthy battle with Leukemia.
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2011, 07:06:40 AM »

Sorry to hear. Heard he was sick... Lots of memories with GD, Joy Underthe Falls, Young Bob  etc.... Pictures mounted in my office.. will pass on the news to his old owners
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2011, 10:03:59 AM »

I am so very sorry to hear this.
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2011, 01:37:01 PM »

He used to take Continuing Education classes at Township High School District 211. My mother worked at the District office.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2011, 09:37:15 AM »

If anyone would here about services please post T Y
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2011, 12:36:17 PM »

Gerard D. McGrath, age 76, of Palatine passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Jerry was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 15, 1935. He was the son of the late James F. and Mary V. (nee Jenkins) McGrath.

Jerry was a former jockey and accomplished horse trainer with a career spanning from 1976-2003. Jerry's career includes 3,971 starts, 488 wins, 493 2nds and 496 3rds with purse winnings above $6.4 million.

Survivors include his children: Heather J. (Francisco) McGrath, Daniel G. McGrath, Margaret Mary (Michael) McGrath. Jerry is also survived by his two granddaughters: Lara Jean and Kathleen Marie, many beloved nieces and nephews, as well as countless good and faithful friends within the horse racing community especially John Rath, Mary Zimmerman, and Reverend Dave. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers: Paul and James.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Mass on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 11 am in the Holy Family Catholic Church, 2515 Palatine Road in Inverness. Burial will be private. Jerry's family will be receiving friends at the church from 10 am until the time of the Mass. Please omit flowers, donations to Galloping Out 7301 W. 25th St. Suite 321, North Riverside, IL 60546. The Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee is assisting the family with all arrangements.
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2011, 06:15:01 PM »

Thank you, Janine.
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