Richard Michael McCarthy

Richard Michael McCarthy, 49, passed away Dec. 24, 2012, at his Coppell, Texas, home.

He was born June 8, 1963, to Richard Francis and Elizabeth Ann (Noe) McCarthy of Wading River, N.Y., and was a 1981 graduate of Shoreham-Wading River High School. For 26 years he was the fleet manager of Business Express Airlines, which later became a part of American Eagle Airlines.

Richard is survived by his wife, Katherine McCarthy; two sons, Heath and Hunter McCarthy; and a grandson, Richie Beard III, all of Coppell, Texas; two stepsons, Richard Beard II of Lewisville, Texas, and Michael Beard of Carrollton, Texas; one sister, Diane McCarthy of Wading River; and two nephews, Brian and Kevin Kelley of Wading River.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the fund set up for Richard’s young children:

This is a paid notice.