Kenton V. McCarthy
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Kenton V. McCarthy, 63, passed away peacefully in his sister's home in Scottsdale, Ariz., on April 19, 2023, after living with cancer for four years.
Kenton was born in 1959 and raised in Hinsdale. He moved to Scottsdale in 1995.
As graduate of Texas Christian University and member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, he worked in finance for decades before starting Vulcan ESG/ESG Risk and Portfolio Management.
Kent was certified in mountain rescue, obtained a 2nd degree black belt in aikido at his beloved dojo (Aikido of Scottsdale), learned French, played the guitar, flew planes with friends and had a passion for cooking.
After a short stint as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University, Kenton earned his MBA through the ASU Executive MBA program.
He was asked to guest teach at Texas Christian University where he taught an advanced curriculum course on ESG and partook in a sustainability symposium with experts from around the country.
For six years Kenton worked part time at Home Depot because he loved the garden center, the in-house cat and the folks who worked there.
As a frequent guest panelist, he sat behind the microphone on the Chicago based radio/online show Beyond the Beltway with Bruce Dumont, where he engaged in lively discussions on current events and politics.
Later in life, Kenton became a man of great faith and his love for Jesus was evident to everyone he encountered. Encouraged by a fly fishing guide, a pastor at the Mayo Hospital and his siblings, Kenton knew when his time on earth was over, he'd be heading to his one true home.
With his movie star good looks and whip smart intellect, he filled a room with brightness. He will be missed deeply by his family, high school friends, college pals, the dojo, work friends and the strangers he met. Kenton was a kind and blessed man.
He is survived by his sister, Leslie McCarthy Miller; his brother, Jim McGreevy of Hinsdale; his nephews, Brett, Blake and Matthew Miller; and his nieces Samantha and Sydney McCarthy.
He was preceded in death by parents, Vern I. McCarthy and Janet Strahle; and his brother, Brian P. McCarthy.
Services will take place in Scottsdale and Hinsdale in the near future.