CARL RUSSO/Staff photo. Bill McGrath stands next to his grandson, John Rose, 14 who saved his grandfather's life by stopping the riding lawn mower (behind them) from severely injuring him when the mower rolled over when McGrath was cutting the grass on the slope behind them. John, who will be a freshman at Whittier Tech. in September, broke a bone in his hand while stopping the mower from rolling over on top of his grandfather several times and pinning him. 7/2/2014.