William "Bill" Francis McCarthy , 88 of Cumberland, Md., formerly of Barnesville and Bethesda, Ohio passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

He was born Jan 21, 1929 in Washington, D.C. to William L. McCarthy and Marona (Wittgraffe) McCarthy Arnold and was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife, Shirley Hickenbottom McCarthy.

William is survived by his sons, William R. McCarthy of Huntingtown, Md. and Kevin F. McCarthy of Myrtle Beach S.C.; daughter, Marcia Destefano of Semmes, Ala.; brother Hilary Arnold of Westernport, Md..; sister Diane Dusterhoff of Santa Ana, Calif., as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

William worked as a musician, jeweler/engraver and communications engineer over his varied career. However, his lifelong love was sailing and he continued to enjoy playing the sax and piano well into his 80s.

The family extends a special thank you to the staff at Cumberland's Country House Assisted Living in Cumberland, Md. for their loving care and support. A memorial service is planned for a later date but visitors are welcome to add to his guest book at http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/BillMcC