August 10, 1938 - July 24, 2019
Edward Henry McCarthy, son of the late Edward John and Gertrude Edna (Rose) McCarthy, was born August 10, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois where he grew up and graduated from Farragut High School in 1954. On September 24, 1960 in Hillside, Illinois, Edward was united in marriage to Margaret Ann Grant. They shared over 58 years of marriage together and were blessed with two children: Jim and Maureen. In 1960, Edward entered the United States Army and served his country faithfully until his honorable discharge in 1963. He had attained the rank of Specialist 4 and earned several awards and commendations. Most of his working years, Edward was a tradesman working as an auto mechanic. He retired in 1999 and was able to do more of what he enjoyed. He was an avid auto racing fan, especially Dale Earnhardt. Edward was also a member of the Moose Lodge and the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars). Edward passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in the Tabor Hills Health Center of Naperville, Illinois having attained the age of 80 years. He will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by all those who knew and loved him. Edward leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Margaret McCarthy of the home; two children: Jim McCarthy (Lisa) of Falcon, MO and Maureen Zuffante (Joe) Oswego, IL; four grandchildren; one sister: Doreen Floramo (Ken) of Monee, IL; nephews, other relatives and friends. Even though he is gone from our sight, he will remain in our hearts forever. Graveside services with military honors were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2019 in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery of Waynesville with Pastor Paul Posey officiating. Military honors were provided by the Missouri Honors Team. Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Waynesville / St. Robert.
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