RONALD J. McCARTHY is the son of Leslie and Helen Donovan McCarthy. He was born in Bernard, Dubuque County, Iowa, on September 8, 1932.
Photo credit: Ronald J. and Dorothy Feldman McCarthy wedding portrait.
Ronald married Dorothy Jean Feldman (1933-) on December 27, 1951. They had seven children:
- Sheila McCarthy Setter
- Maryann McCarthy
- Ronald Paul McCarthy
- Julie McCarthy Gentz (July 10, 1958–May 7, 2020)
- Janet “Jan” McCarthy
- Mark Joseph McCarthy
- Lisa Rose McCarthy
Ron McCarthy died on August 14, 1999. He is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Key West, Iowa.