Kevin John McCarthy, 58, of Lake in the Hills, passed away at his home on August 2, 2022. Kevin put up a valiant fight against glioblastoma for over two years and in many ways beat the odds.
He was born on May 10, 1964 in Illinois to Jeremiah “Jerry” and Susan “Sue” McCarthy and grew up in Prairie du Chien and Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Kevin graduated from Kettle Moraine High School in 1982, and earned an Associate’s degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1985.
He was employed in northern Illinois by Motorola for 20 years where he held various technical positions and he worked as a systems engineer with AT&T for 10 years.
Kevin was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and he enjoyed boating, fishing, and doing home improvement projects.
Kevin is survived by his loving wife, Michelle “Chellie” Wilkosz-McCarthy; his children, Adam, Jake, and Ashley; his sister Callie (Jeff) Bjurstrom and brother Brendon (Shelly) McCarthy, as well as many other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Our family would like to thank his doctors for providing amazing care: Dr. Nina Paleologos (oncology neurology), Dr. Sandeep Chunduri (hematology oncology), Dr. Mian Urfy (neurology epilepsy), Dr. Egon M. Doppenberg (neurosurgery), and Dr. Andrew Y. Lee, (radiation oncology), plus all of the other team members who support these doctors.
We would also like to thank the entire staff of JourneyCare Hospice for their wonderful and compassionate care that they provided Kevin during the last six months.
Services and interment for Kevin will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to your favorite charity.