McCarthy, Robert "Bob" Robert James McCarthy, age 79, of Rockford, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021. He was born to Harold and Kathleen (Joyce) McCarthy in Grand Rapids on September 8, 1942. Robert "Bob" McCarthy had a lifelong love of cars and was known to family and friends as the Car Czar or Fixer. Bob was someone you could rely on for help with anything anytime. Bob was a kind, giving man with endless generosity who always put the needs of others before his own. He will always be missed but will never be forgotten. Bob is survived by his loving wife of fifty-five years, Aline (Straubel) McCarthy; children, Mary Bridgette Castro, Thomas (Sarah) McCarthy, Laura McCarthy; grandchildren, Katrina French, Caleb McCarthy, Leah French, Meara McCarthy; sisters, Sharon (Ron) VenHuizen, Barb DiMarco, Mary Kay (Mike) Moroney, Helen Anne (John) Phillips, Patricia (Doug) Heugel; brother, Michael (Tammy) McCarthy. He was preceded in death by his parents. There will be a time of visitation with the family from 3:00 - 6:00 pm Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N Monroe St., Rockford, MI 49341. The praying of the rosary will be at 6:00 pm following visitation. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Monday, September 27, 2021 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4351 Parnell Ave NE, Ada, MI 49301, with Fr. Tom Cavera presiding. There also will be a time of visitation one hour prior to Mass. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Bob's name to the American Diabetes Association
, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.
Published by Grand Rapids Press from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2021.