Michael B. McCarthy

Michael B. “Shanks” McCarthy, 73, of Vienna and Corona Del Mar, Calif., passed away Feb. 12, 2014, at his Vienna residence.

Michael was born Aug. 1, 1940, at Parkersburg, a son of the late John R. “Jack” and Mildred L. Myer McCarthy.

Michael retired as Western Sales Manager in the builders division of Magic Chef appliances (Maytag Corporation) with responsibility for all territory west of the Mississippi River. He was a 1963 graduate of West Virginia University and was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity. Michael was an avid sports fan, reader, golfer, history buff – especially World War I trench warfare – and world traveler, especially enjoying Paris, France. He was a lifelong Pirates and Mountaineers fan.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Bahan McCarthy; two sons, Michael Stephen McCarthy (Debra) of North Hollywood, Calif., and James Cornelius McCarthy (Dana) of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a daughter, Mary Kathleen McCarthy (Jennifer) of Santa Cruz, Calif.; one sister, Lucinda Spainhour (Michael) of Parkersburg; two brothers, John McCarthy (Marlene) of Parkersburg and Thomas McCarthy (Lisa) of Parkersburg; four grandchildren, Taylor, Teagan and twins, Shyla and Shayden; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his favorite canine companion, Murphy.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, 532 Market St., Parkersburg, with Father John Rice as Celebrant. There will be a visitation, with open casket, at the church one hour prior to services.

Vaughan Funeral Home, 1010 Murdoch Ave., Parkersburg, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.vaughanfh.com