Griffin E. McCarthy, age 42, of Naperville, IL, at rest Monday, Aug. 18, 2008 at his home. Born May 27, 1966 in Streator, IL. Some people are in our lives for far too short a time. However, they leave behind great memories, and shining smiles and touch our hearts in a way that makes us better and happier for knowing them. Such a young man just passed away. Griffin grew up in Naperville and was a member of the Naperville North High School's Class of 1984, where he was co-captain of the varsity basketball team. He graduated from Iowa State University, Ames in 1988 and was a member of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Griffin worked in retail and on-line marketing for Sears, Lowes, Home Depot and, most recently, Office Max, and he was also an Illinois high school and college basketball referee.
Griffin is survived by his loving parents, Bill and Mary Pat, nee Murphy, McCarthy of Naperville, IL; his dear siblings, Katie (Chris) Binnig of Naperville, IL, Julie McCarthy of Marietta, GA, Bill "B.J." McCarthy of Quantico, VA and Quinn McCarthy of Chicago, IL. He is also survived by three nieces,
Hailey, Meredith and Audrey Carroll; his four nephews, Colin and Connor Binnig and Reilly and Liam Carroll; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation Thursday, Aug. 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 22 from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Services will begin Friday, 9:45 a.m. from the funeral home and will proceed to a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1500 Brookdale Road, Naperville, IL with entombment at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to The Julia Center, Inc. (A Catholic mission), 1520 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622, 312-421-1545. Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville, IL 60540 Info: 630-355-0213 or