Jon David McCarthy

August 12, 1951 ‒ July 02, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

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.

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The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • Our deepest sympathy’s Ryan and Family. We will miss our friend greatly.
    Dalene Voigt & Tony Berry

  • Ryan & Kevin as you may know your father was more than a boss to me he was like a brother- if it wasn’t golfing ,OSU Football, or Indy car we were always talking shop- both of you are about the same age as my son’s and we would try to compare notes about raising sons-your father was a great human being and will be missed by many- prayers 🙏 🙏 to both of you and your families-

  • Jon and I haven’t seen each other since our Jaycee days in Marietta some 30+ years ago and had lost contact until Facebook. The obit certainly describes the young man I remember self-assured, the life of party, and quick with a joke.

    Last January when I learned of his illness from his post, I was glad that I was able to respond but my heart hurt very deeply understanding what he and family must be going through. In reading that post I could hear his voice calmly laying out the whys of it all. Very much the guy I did Jaycee projects with back in the day.

    I hope his family can find peace knowing the he leaves a life well lived, the pain has stopped, and he is a better place.

  • So sorry to hear of Jon’s passing. We played baseball and hung out in Marietta, what a great guy.

  • I have many fond memories of cousin Jon while in our youth. One of the funniest was when he got the mumps. Jon’s mother, Aunt Norma, and my mother, decided that, since I had not had mumps, I needed to spend several days in the McCarthy household. Of course, Jon looked like a chipmunk for a few days and he and I had to share a bed. Well, I think he was mad at me for a few months because, as much as everyone tried, I didn’t get mumps but I think the rest of the McCarthy kids did! Gonna miss you Jonny. Rest in eternal peace and hug Aunt Norma and Uncle Barney for me!

  • Sad to learn of Jon’s passing. I went to school with Jon and remember his outgoing personality. He will be missed.

  • My Dear Cousin, rest in PEACE! Loved you dearly and always enjoyed our time together at reunions or weddings! Fly high guy and hug Norma, Bernie and Dear Barbie for me! Xo

  • My deepest sympathy to the family. Jon and I graduated together. He was such a great guy so much fun. Have only seen him once since high school, believe it might have been at our 10 year class reunion. We sure sure did laugh a lot just like we did in school. I’ll always have great memories of him. Prayers 🙏🙏

  • I have known Jon since both his two boy’s were rather young. I know, Jon is now in a better place. He suffered without a complaint. I know Jon’s two boys Kevin and Ryan and their families were uppermost in Jon’s thoughts until his passing, even as he couldn’t talk. The same for Jon’s brother, and sisters and their families. Jon will be missed by many, as he knew a lot of people, in many professions, and standing. He knew many in sports, football, baseball, autoracing, Mid Ohio, Indy, Australia, North America, and elsewhere, and some of the best and well known in those sports. Jon knew many in business. He had many friends and close friends. Prayers for his family. Jon celebrated life.

  • I am so sad to learn that my first “boyfriend” has left us. Many of you know this story, but I love telling it. The story took place on Valentines Day when I was in the first grade. Jon not only gave me a valentine, but also gave me a box with a ribbon tied around it. I was so excited when I opened the box and found it was full of jewelry! I ran home from school and showed my Mommy My box of jewelry. She said “who did you get that from?” She then very quietly called Jon’s Mother Norma and told her she better check her jewelry box. Sure enough it was empty!! I may have had to give all my beautiful jewelry from Jon back, but all my life there has been the warm memory that Jon and I shared with a smile. He was a special man. There was no one else like him.

    • I’m Jon’s sister and I’ve never heard this story but very glad you shared it! It made me laugh out loud!! That sounds just like him!! Would give you the shirt off his back and apparently the jewelry from his mom!! Thanks for sharing! And God bless!