Ed McCarthy
October 18, 1936 - November 4, 2018
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Please know we feel the love and prayers that have been coming. We know at this time of year it is difficult and can be expensive to get to the Naples area. We will have another celebration at St Mary’s in Chardon come the spring thaw. You know how Ed did not enjoy the cold weather anymore so do not feel that you need to make the trip south.

Ed McCarthy, 82, passed away peacefully November 4, 2018. Born October 18, 1936 in New York City, he graduated from Xavier High School in 1954 and Villanova University in 1958. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. He married his high school sweetheart, Jane (nee Giddings) 57 years ago. They…

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Sandy Sittnick left a message on November 13, 2018:
Prayers for you all. Such a good man, thankful to have had him in our lives. Heaven gained a true angel. God Bless.
Billie Erickson left a message on November 11, 2018:
God Bless Ed and his family now and always. We pray for a peaceful crossing and send our gratitide and love to all. Billie and Scott Erickson
Chris and Jamie Ruane left a message on November 11, 2018:
Our hearts go out to the McCarthy family during this time of such great loss. Many prayers for peace and comfort. Deacon McCarthy was a man among men. Anyone who met him couldn’t help but stop and listen to what he had to say. His smile and laugh filled the room he stood in. The light in his heart shown through his eyes. He will always be a very special man to our family. We share in the sadness in his exit from this life and rejoice in knowing he is home with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Rich Benda left a message on November 10, 2018:
Although I moved away from Ohio long ago and had not seen Deacon Ed in a while I loved him and his family. Mrs McCarthy was one of the best teachers I ever had and Ed was always a larger than life and stable force for his family and our church. I specifically remember Christmas 1989 when I came home from college and my family and I attended a Christmas party at their house. He was such a huge presence and was so warm and loving to everyone there. I have many fond memories of him and know he is greatly missed. My prayers go out to his wonderful family.
Michael Ruane left a message on November 9, 2018:
Mr. McCarthy, thank you for being a sincere and genuine example to me when I was growing up. Thank you for marrying us. Thank you for being there when my father passed. Thank you for being you. You know, I listened to you and I admired you and quite frankly, I've tried to be like you. I Know you are enjoying your reward in Heaven and that someday I'll see you again. To your Family...I love you all. You are in my thoughts and in my heart. -Michael
Janice Black left a message on November 8, 2018:
McCarthy family, Many Healing Blessings for you all!
Paul Womack left a message on November 8, 2018:
Jane and family, I am so deeply saddened to hear of Ed's passing. I will cherish the rest of my days this generous spirit, our prayers at the Peace Pole, our lovely dinner and conversation at the UM Vacation Home this past summer at Chautauqua. My prayers are with you.
Shelly Tsipori left a message on November 8, 2018:
My prayers are with you and your family Kris. Your dad sounds like an amazing man. My heart goes out to all of you.
Dee Shieff left a message on November 8, 2018:
Mrs. McCarthy, I used to wait on you and your husband at the Bank in Chardon. It was always a pleasure to see or hear from you on the phone when you moved to New York. I hope with all my heart that God will help you and your family in your time of need. I have missed you both since I left the Bank. May God bless you and give you the strength that you need to make the next journey of your life.
Sally Craig left a message on November 7, 2018:
Ed was a great man, in every sense of the word. His spiritual stature matched his physical stature. His gentle and loving presence was a manifestation of God’s love in this world. He was so down to earth, with a charming Irish twinkle in his eyes. I will miss him so much. And I know that Jane will be surrounded by the love and support of so many of us.
Mary Lee Talbot left a message on November 7, 2018:
I so enjoyed working with Ed when he presided at morning worship. I write the morning worship service review for the Chautauquan Daily and he always greeted me with a hug and 'Hey, kid. How's it going?" He was so at ease with people and was one of the people I always looked forward to seeing him each summer. To say he will be missed by me and by many is too insignioficant to the love and joy for life he shared. Mary Lee Talbot
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