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Richard J. McCarthy

Richard J. McCarthy

74, passed away on May 22, 2011, from final stage Parkinson's Disease. Richard served in the Air Force in Alaska during the Korean War. He and his wife, Carol, owned a cabin in Big Bear City since 1980. Richard transferred to the Big Bear Lake Post Office in 1983 where he served Moonridge and Boulder Bay residents until he retired in 1992. Richard then decided on a second career, teaching English, and earned an adult teaching credential from the University of California at Riverside. He was employed by the Bear Valley Unified School District until 2007. Richard also volunteered at the Big Bear Lake Library in the Literacy Program. In March 2010, Richard and Carol moved to Laguna Woods. Richard leaves behind his wife Carol; sister Judi; sister-in-law Fran; nephew John; great nephew Devin; niece Sharon and great niece Erika. He was welcomed to 
heaven by his brother, Jim. The family would appreciate donations to be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY. 10008-0780

"Big Bear Grizzly" Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2011
Submitted by: Peggy Hooper