Thomas "Tom" E. McCarthy, 77, Rib Mountain, died Thursday, November 18, 2010 under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice at his home.
He was born November 18, 1933 in Wausau, son of the late Edwin and Irene (Hansen) McCarthy. On October 15, 1955, he married Judith "Judy" Hull in Wausau. She preceded him in death on June 21, 1997.
Tom served his country as a veteran of the United States Navy. Prior to his retirement, he was a fireman for the City of Wausau for 32 years. Among his many interests, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include, six children, Michael "Mike" McCarthy, Wausau, Patty (Frank) Rich, Gurney, Ill., Mary McCarthy and Tim McCarthy, both of Wausau, Tom (Rochelle) McCarthy, Schofield and Katie (Mike) Drake, Wausau; 16 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and one brother, William "Bill" (Jane) McCarthy, Wausau.
Besides his parents and wife, Judy, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Elliot Stieber and one sister, Shannon.
The memorial mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Friday November 26, 2010 at Holy Name Catholic Church, Wausau. Rev. Gerald Pehler OFM Cap. Will preside. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Friends may call on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com