February 19, 1959 ~ August 25, 2019 (age 60)
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DAVID F. McCARTHY, age 60. Affectionately referred to as “Flare”, “The Plumber”, and “Cap”. Dave hit the jackpot when he married Debi 39 years ago and became the loving father of David G. (Katelyn), Sara (deceased), Brian (Cristina), Katie Kortokrax (Tony), Amy Glander (Ben), and Kevin (deceased). Cherished Papa of Ava, Alexandra, Annabel, Connor, Hank, Gianna and Vivian. Dearest son of Cliff and Georgeanne and favorite brother of Karen. Dave will also be missed by nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends, many brothers from the fire service, and especially his four-legged “good girl”, Chloe. Dave was a retired Middleburg Heights Fire Captain and a legendary flAIR guitar player; he was a lover of the outdoors, campfires, late-night jam sessions and time spent with his family. His impact was profound and will continue despite his devastating absence. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to "The Sara and Kevin McCarthy Scholarship Fund", Holy Name High School, 6000 Queens Hwy., Parma Hts., Ohio 44130. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, August 30, 2019 St. Colette Church at 11:00AM. (EVERYONE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Woodvale Cemetery. The family will receive friends THURSDAY 3 – 8 PM at the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).

Donations may be made to:

6000 Queens Highway, Parma Heights OH 44130

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