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William L. McCarthy

May 9, 1931 May 25, 2012
William L. McCarthy
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DUNLAP - William L. McCarthy, 81, of Panama City Beach, FL (formerly of Dunlap, IL) passed away on May 25, 2012 at his residence surrounded by family. He was born on May 9, 1931 in Terre Haute, IN to Daniel Cusick and Lona (Self) McCarthy. He married Frances Jane Clennon of Philo, IL on January 30, 1954. William was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Dan and Charles, his sister Mary, and a daughter Lee Ann (McCarthy) McNamara. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Frances Jane, and five children, William H. McCarthy of Peoria, IL; David C. McCarthy of Lucas, TX; Michael P. McCarthy of Canton, GA; Elizabeth A. (McCarthy) Wiley of Acworth, GA; and Dennis P. McCarthy of Hales Corners, WI. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren. William graduated from the University of Illinois and was employed by Caterpillar, Inc. for 38 years before his retirement. During his employment he traveled the world extensively as an Internal Auditor. Upon retirement, Mac and Jane traveled across America in their motor home, finally settling in Panama City Beach, FL. Funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at St. Thomas Church in Peoria Heights. Fr. Thomas Taylor will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at St. Thomas Church. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria. Memorials may be made to Children’s Hospital of Central Illinois or charity of the donor’s choice.


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