William "Bill"'s Story

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CUMBERLAD William "Bill" Francis McCarthy, 88 of Cumberland, formerly of Barnesville Bethesda, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
He was born Jan. 21, 1929, in Washington, D.C. to William L. McCarthy and Marona (Wittgraffe) McCarthy Arnold and was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife, Shirley Hickenbottom McCarthy.
William is survived by his sons, William R. McCarthy of Huntingtown, and Kevin F. McCarthy of Myrtle Beach S.C.; daughter, Marcia Destefano of Semmes, Ala.; brother, Hilary Arnold of Westernport; sister, Diane Dusterhoff of Santa Ana, Calif.; as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
William worked as a musician, jeweler/engraver and communications engineer over his varied career. However, his lifelong love was sailing and he continued to enjoy playing the sax and piano well into his 80s.
The family extends a special thank you to the staff at Cumberland's Country House Assisted Living in Cumberland, for their loving care and support. A memorial service is planned for a later date but visitors are welcome to add to his guest book at http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/BillMcC
Published on June 28, 2017
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