Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Sales manager warm, caring

Richard F. McCarthy was 80

By Rebecca Goodman
Enquirer staff writer

HYDE PARK - Richard Frank McCarthy, retired sales manager for WKRC-TV and WXIX-TV, died Saturday afternoon of congestive heart failure at his summer home in Charlevoix, Mich. The Hyde Park resident was 80.

A Chicago native, Mr. McCarthy graduated from Harvard, where he was president of the Delphic Club, in 1945. After graduation, he served as a Marine Corps pilot in the Pacific Theater during the last year of World War II.

After the war, he moved to Cincinnati, where he held a series of positions in advertising, sales and marketing.

Mr. McCarthy was director of radio promotion for the Crosley Broadcasting Corp. before being named public relations and publicity director for WKRC radio and television in 1955. He was also an account manager for Stockton, West, Burkhart Inc., a now-defunct ad agency.

Mr. McCarthy had a "delightful Irish wit and was a warm and caring father and grandfather," said his son, Stuart A. McCarthy of Claremont, Calif.

Mr. McCarthy was a member of the Cincinnati Country Club and the Harvard Club.

In addition to his son, survivors include his wife of 54 years, Jeanne Johnson McCarthy; a daughter, Wynne McCarthy Curry of East Walnut Hills; a sister, Marian Allen of Lake Geneva, Wis.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be private. Burial will be at Spring Grove Cemetery.

Memorials: Christ Hospital Heart Tower, Development Office, 2139 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219; or Charlevoix Area Hospital, 14700 Lake Shore Drive, Charlevoix, MI 49720.


E-mail rgoodman@enquirer.com

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