David McCarthy

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June 11, 1952 - October 2, 2015

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Sunday, October 4th from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Moreland Funeral Home


Monday, October 5th at 11:00 a.m. North Broadway United Methodist Church


David Paul McCarthy died peacefully on October 3, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio, at the age of 63.

David is survived by his wife, Barb; children, Kristin (Jay) and Daniel (Katie); sisters Judy (Cip) and Sally (Jack); brother Daniel (Carole); grandchildren Emma, Bradley, Sara and Ryan; and many nieces and nephews. David was preceded in death by his father, Daniel, and mother, Naomi.

David was born on June 11, 1952, in Buffalo, New York. He grew up on Dundee Street in South Buffalo, across the road from Don Wozniak, with whom he forged a lifelong friendship. While he later moved to Columbus where he met Barb, he remained deeply proud of his South Buffalo roots. This pride was reflected in his love for the Bills, chicken wings and grudge against Scott Norwood.
Dave loved the music of James Taylor and Ohio Universitys Marching 110. He owned dogs throughout his life and spoiled them all, from Casey to Susie to his daughters bichon, Mollie. His favorite toy was a black convertible Corvette with the license plate S BFLO.

While Dave worked in information technology throughout his professional career, his real passion was his family. He was a beloved grandfather and relished family time spent sharing stories and memories, as well as the occasional beverage or two. Dave was an opinionated man and his family will remember him as someone who did not change his beliefs easily. Still, he had a kind heart, something best reflected in the great love he showed for his family.

Visitation is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday October 5th at North Broadway United Methodist Church, 48 E. North Broadway, Columbus, with visitation one hour prior to service. Carol Ann Bradley officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Kobacker House.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and support staff at Columbus Oncology and Hematology Associates, The James and Kobacker House for the treatment and care they provided during Daves final months.


Larry Kentz - Oct 4, 2015

Deanne and I are so saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. We have so many memories of Jenja, Capt Morgan, pool, football, family and friends. Trips to Athens.
Our sympathies are with you and yours.

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