Robert F. McCarthy
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Bob McCarthy, 72, of Naples, Fla., and Burr Ridge passed away April 6, 2022, surrounded by his loving family following a long battle with brain cancer.
Bob spent his career in the food industry as president of Acosta Sales and Marketing, the largest North American consumer products sales agency, and PMI food brokers. Bob was heavily involved in food industry leadership as former president of the Chicago Food Brokers Association and an early board member of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Since retiring from Acosta, Bob was an active member of numerous public and private corporate boards.
Bob was also a past president of the Enclave Naples Homeowners Association, and a board member of Greater Naples Leadership and the Hinsdale Golf Club.
Bob was a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Northwestern/Kellogg Business School and Fenwick High School.
Bob is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jeanne Fey; his children, Kevin (Jennifer) and Lynne (Mark Flaharty); his grandchildren, Abigail, Trevor, Graham, Layla, Alice, Jack and Anabelle; his brother, Steve (Karen); and his sister, MaryKay (Gianni) Mion.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Sr. and Eulalia McCarthy.
Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St., Hinsdale.
A funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at St. John of the Cross Church, 5005 Wolf Road, Western Springs.
Interment is private at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to the Greater Chicago Food Depository at https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org