James E. McCarthy

June 10, 1944 ~ September 7, 2021 (age 77)


James E. McCarthy (77) of Aliquippa, PA died of natural causes on September 7,2021.

A former Ashtabula resident, he attended St. Joseph grade school and St. John

High School. Jim graduated from Edgewood Senior High School in1962.

Following his graduation from Youngstown State University he taught and

coached for several years in northeast Ohio. He then joined Ford Motor Company

as a field representative working in Ohio and Pennsylvania. In later years he

worked in a number of sales positions.

A good athlete himself, he was happiest when watching his children compete in

sports and when cooking his favorite recipes. He learned the ways of the kitchen

from his mother and grandmother Matilda “Mary” Ferritto and his Uncle Lawrence

“Fritz” Ferritto, the original owner of the Crow’s Nest bar and restaurant in


He is survived by his three children: Timothy McCarthy of Fountain Hills,

Arizona; Tracey Taylor (Ed) of Richboro, Pennsylvania and James “Chip”

McCarthy (Andrea) of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania. His children gave him five

grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers; Timothy McCarthy (Donna) of Sarasota,

Florida and Francis McCarthy (Anna Marie) of Washington, D.C.

He was predeceased by his father, Francis X. McCarthy and him mother, Theresa

“Terry” Sayen. Jim lived with and cared for his mother for her last ten years at her

home in Novelty, Ohio.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday September 25, at 11:00 A.M. in Guerriero Funeral Home 1550 West 19th St. in Ashtabula with burial to take place in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be on the 25th from 9:30 to 11 at the funeral home.

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September 25, 2021

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Guerriero Funeral Home
1550 W 19th Street
Ashtabula, OH 44004

Memorial Service
September 25, 2021

11:00 AM
Guerriero Funeral Home
1550 W 19th Street
Ashtabula, OH 44004

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