Graham McGrath Obituary, Death – Graham McGrath, 19, died in a lake at Florida Gulf Coast University, leaving his father heartbroken. Graham went overboard while sailing with friends on Wednesday. His body was discovered the next morning. Tim McGrath, Graham’s father, stated, “I’m not ready to talk to a reporter right now, but I do want to share some things about my son Graham with you from my perspective.”
These are my ideas: At the youthful age of 19, Graham (Grahamy) was a charming, old soul. His grin, laugh, and attitude were contagious. He had the power to make anyone smile. He was confident and educated, but also sensitive. He could and would talk to anyone about anything. He had a distinct and endearing style of engaging individuals and asking personal inquiries. He was full of life, intriguing and delightful to be around, and someone his friends and family could always count on to be there for them, no matter what. Getting to know him meant falling in love with him.
He cared greatly for his family. Pierce, his nephew of two years, was his proudest uncle and godfather. He was completely dedicated to him. Graham is the middle child of three brothers. Grahamy finished third. He was their link, keeping in touch and frequently serving as a mediator and coordinator of communication and action. It was nearly unavoidable that either I or my wife (or both of us) would hear from him at least once a day. If it wasn’t a phone call, it was a text message. He also enjoys sharing songs that he likes or that speak to him.
Graham treasured his new and old acquaintances. You could tell if you were in his inner group. He was really concerned about his relationships. Graham was a construction fanatic. He was enrolled in the construction management programme at FGCU. He’d spent the previous two summers as a summer intern for a major commercial construction firm, and he was quite excited about his future in the industry. He had big plans and aspirations, and I knew he’d accomplish them all and then some.
Grahamy was a beautiful, caring young man and father. We are in a condition of shock and perplexity. The most voids have been left in our hearts. We will miss him greatly and treasure our memories of him.