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Robert Eldon McCarthy

February 6, 1924 January 10, 2018
Robert Eldon McCarthy
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Obituary for Robert Eldon McCarthy

Robert Eldon "Bob" McCarthy, 93, of Harrisonburg, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at White Birch Estates.

Bob was born in Hardin, MT on February 19, 1924, and was a son of the late Paul and Edna (Larsen) McCarthy. He was raised in Wyoming, and following his time in the service made his home in Vienna, VA. Upon his retirement he moved to Kilmarnock, VA, where he pursued his passion for fishing and boating.
Bob was a systems analyst for the US Department of Defense Intelligence Agency. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II. Bob received his Bachelors from the University of Wyoming, and his Masters from University of Nebraska.

He was united in marriage on March 25, 1953 to Jean Lois (Condon) McCarthy, who preceded him in death on December 24, 2015.

Bob was a wise and compassionate man who will be missed by his three daughters, Diane McCarthy, of Harrisonburg, Janet McCarthy Grimm (Steve), of Greenwich, CT and Carolyn McCarthy, of Purcellville, VA; six grandchildren, Rebecca Chandler (Craig D'Andrea), Kevin Chandler, Sarah Grimm, Chelsea Grimm, Jonathan McCarthy, and Stephanie Barnett; and one great-grandson, Rory D'Andrea. He also leaves behind longtime caregiver and friend, Rhonda Fisher (Scotty) who provided endless support and compassion.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his only brother, Don McCarthy.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 13th at 4:00 PM at the Johnson Funeral Service Chapel in Bridgewater with the Reverend Marlene Chandler officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service.

The family wishes to extend their special thanks to the entire staff at White Birch Community for their compassionate care throughout recent years.
In lieu of flowers, you may send donations in his name to this website —— a non-profit organization on a mission to reverse the environmental damages in the majestic Chesapeake Bay. Or by mail: Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Attn: Membership Department, 6 Herndon Avenue,
Annapolis, MD 21403

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memorial service




4:00 PM 1/13/2018 4:00:00 PM - 5:30 PM 1/13/2018 5:30:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service - Bridgewater Location

208 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Reverend Marlene Chandler Officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service.

Johnson Funeral Service - Bridgewater Location
208 South Main Street Bridgewater 22812 VA
United States

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