Jon David McCarthy
August 12, 1951 ‒ July 02, 2019
Jon D. McCarthy, age 67 of Delaware (formerly of Marietta) passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Mayfair Village Nursing Home.
He was born on August 12, 1951 in Chicago Illinois to the late Bernard and Norma (Lowe) McCarthy. A 1969 graduate of Marietta High School, Jon went on to become quite the entrepreneur starting two businesses; CMI and later McCarthy Business Systems. Both were copy machine businesses. He was not only a business owner, but also a gifted salesman.
Jon loved his sons and was most fond of his role as Papa. He loved spending time with his beloved twelve grandchildren. At times stubborn, Jon enjoyed being the life of the party and was usually the most interesting person in the room. He was always ready to crack a joke and charm his way into others hearts.
Jon loved spending time outdoors, either fishing or hosting a barbecue. Jon loved sports and was an avid golfer who enjoyed watching golf’s best. “The” Ohio State Buckeyes were also a favorite of Jon’s and Buckeye games were a staple of his Saturday afternoon.
Jon was quite the race enthusiast; he could be found admiring the best drivers at the peak of their careers, unless they were named Jeff Gordon of course. Whether he was attending the Indy 500, catching a drag race in person at his favorite track or watching NASCAR on television, racing was close to his heart.
Jon is survived by his two sons: Ryan McCarthy (Kelly Jo) and Kevin McCarthy (Brittany); grandchildren: Christopher, Lily, Liam and Kinley McCarthy, Patience McCloud, Dillin, Shyann, Jordan and Kevin Jr. McCarthy, Ty Cooper, Hunter Krouse, and Brooklyn Gayheart; sisters: Lisa (Jim) Hershey, Diana (Brett) Thatcher, and brother David (Terri) McCarthy; brother in- law Joe Tewkesbury. Also preceded in death by his sister Barb Tewkesbury.
The family will receive friends on Monday August 12, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive at W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015 where memorial services will follow at 4:00 PM. All are invited to attend a luncheon directly after the services in the community room at 6:00 PM.
To share a fond memory of Jon or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center is assisting the family with arrangements.