Clifford Wayne "Cooker" McCarthy
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ELYRIA TOWNSHIP - Clifford Wayne "Cooker" McCarthy, 62 of Elyria Township, Ohio passed away peacefully on November 26, 2012 at home while surrounded by family members and under the care of Hospice of the Western Reserve.
He was born March 19, 1950 to the union of Clifford Eugene and Mary Helen McCarthy (Tarpley) in Uniontown, PA. He was a 1968 graduate of Brownsville Area High School in PA and was a member of the school marching band and excelled at basketball for the church league.
Cliff moved to Lorain OH after graduation. He was employed at Lorain Products, American Standard, and Avon Lake Ford Motor Company where he retired in 2007. He was a member of New Zion Baptist church in Fairchance PA where he was baptized at an early age. He also attended Second Baptist Church in Elyria, OH.
Cliff "Cooker" was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan! Hobbies included restoring cars and trucks, collecting historical vehicles, and riding his Harley Davidson as an active member of the Sophisticated Gents Motorcycle Club of Lorain OH. He was also a former member of the Night Train Express Van Club were his van was called The Pink Panther.
He is survived by his son, Stephen Wayne Jones of New York NY; daughter, Takysha Lynell McCarthy of Lorain OH; five grandchildren: Thomas, Alairia, and Amir Wimbush; Morgan Hicks and Samuel Alexander; his mother, Mary H. McCarthy-Brooks of Lorain OH; stepfather, Albert H. Brooks of Brownsville PA; brother, Edward E. McCarthy of Bedford OH; sisters, Barbara (James) Hooks of Elyria OH, and Rhonda R. (Anthony) Pettie of Lorain OH; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Eugene McCarthy; brother, Mark Anthony "Tony" McCarthy; grandparents, Dea and Helen Tarpley, Edward McCarthy and Bessie McCarthy Carter.
Friends may call on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, 2160 Reeves Ave, Lorain OH 44052; the Reverend Jackson will officiate. Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst OH.
Professional services entrusted to Brown Robinson Funeral Home 2652 Broadway, Lorain OH 44052; (440) 244-1831.
Published in The Morning Journal on Nov. 29, 2012