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Ronald "Slick" McCarthy

July 27, 1954 — March 27, 2022


Ronald “Slick” McCarthy, age 67, of Menasha, passed away on March 27, 2022 at a local hospital. Ronald was born on July 27, 1954, in Appleton to the late Robert and Valera “Joyce” (Fitzpatrick) McCarthy. He was employed with Drainage Industries. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and was an avid Packers fan. He was a fun-loving guy. He was the kind of person that everyone loved to hang out with.  He liked The Beatles and Bruce Springsteen. He also loved celebrating the Fourth of July, which was his favorite holiday.


He is survived by his longtime companion, Shirin “Cherrie” Van Grinsven, his sons Ryan Matthies of Appleton, Adam Merkel of Appleton, and John McCarthy of Sacramento, California, grandchildren Dahmon, Ava, Eliza, and Bane, siblings Sheila (Donald) Frederick of Appleton, Jim McCarthy of Oregon, Dorothy McCarthy of Appleton, Cherrie’s family Lance (Nicole) Marheine and Lance’s son Brady as well as other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Joe McCarthy.


In accordance with the family’s wishes, no services will be held. Interment will be at St. Mary Cemetery of Appleton.


The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah for the wonderful care given to Ronald.

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