Capt. John McGrail lived in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. since 1984. A native of Bally Glasson, County Longford, Ireland, John emigrated to the United States at the age of 3 and was raised in the Yorkville section of New York City. John was a veteran of the Army Air Corps in World War II and upon his retirement at the age of 60 had been an active pilot for 41 years.
Of his life accomplishments, John was most proud of his wife, Joan, of 54 years; his four daughters, Cheryl, Coleen, Candace and Joni Lee; their eleven children and his three great granddaughters, all of whom survive him. He is seen here with Joan.