Larry E. McCarthy

PORT BYRON, Ill. - Larry E. McCarthy, 71, of Port Byron, Ill., died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at home. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Peace Lutheran Church, Port Byron. Burial will be in Frieden's Cemetery, Port Byron. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Gibson Funeral Home, Port Byron. Memorials may be made to Peace Lutheran Church, the Port Byron Volunteer Fire Department or the East Moline Police Benevolent Association.

Larry Edmond McCarthy was born February 17, 1936, in Elizabethtown, Illinois, the son of Herbert and Ersa Holbrook McCarthy. He married Stormy Gober on April 23, 1961, in Port Byron. He had served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1955 to 1959. He was a police officer for the city of East Moline, retiring in 1975. He had also been employed by DeCap Trucking and the Illinois Department of Corrections. Larry was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Coe Lamb American Legion, Port Byron, East Moline AMVETS and the Illinois Police Association. He was a very generous and caring man with his family and many friends. He enjoyed sharing his woodworking projects with everyone. He enjoyed scroll saw woodworking, fishing, NASCAR and crossword puzzles.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Stormy; a sister-in-law, Ila Gober, Hillsdale; cousins, Bunny Brooks, Grand Blanc, Mich., Roxanne and Gary Hulsbrink, Grand Blanc, Mich., and Brooke Hulsbrink, Sarasota, Fla.; and special family friends, Brandon Wainwright and Amy Senh and their children, Khylie and Dean, all of Silvis, and Chris and Mandi Stout, Moline. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Lex Gober.

Source: Quad-City Times, The (IA) - January 30, 2008


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