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Patrick R. McCarthyFebruary 8, 1933 ~ August 23, 2017 (age 84)
Patrick R. McCarthy, age 84, a lifelong resident of Grand Haven passed away August 23, 2017 at home. Pat was born February 8, 1933 to the late George and Marie (Moll) McCarthy. He married Joanne Khodl on May 7, 1955 in Grand Haven. Pat proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1960. He was self-employed at State Farm Insurance Agency for 44 years. Pat was a member of St. Patrick- St. Anthony Catholic Church, The Knights of Columbus (where he loved playing Santa Claus for the special needs children) and The American Legion. He loved traveling, spending time in Florida, reading, watching sporting events; especially the Detroit teams and Notre Dame, plus spending time with his grandchildren. Pat is lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years, Joanne; daughters; Debra Smith, Lisa Gullick, Kathleen (Paul) Zinger; sons; Tom (Pamela) McCarthy, Tim McCarthy and Kenneth (Caroline) McCarthy. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; Sister, Sharon (Mel) Camp; and brother, George (Edna) McCarthy; In-laws; Diana McCarthy, Sweetie Wilson, Joan McCarthy and Art DeHeer. He was preceded in death by his twin grandsons, Brian and Ryan Zinger; sisters, Kathleen Behm and MaryAnn DeHeer; brothers, Jim, Jack and Charles McCarthy. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 28, 2017 at St Patrick-St. Anthony Catholic Church with Fr. Charles Schwartz presiding. Full Military Rites will be performed by the Sgt. Alvin Jonker VFW Post 2326. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Klaassen Family Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. Friends may also meet the family one hour prior to the Mass at church. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish or St. Jude’s Research Hospital. Arrangements by Klaassen Family Funeral Home.