Stephen McCarthy, 58, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 21.
McCarthy was born in Rockaway Beach and moved to Louisiana in 1977. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War from 1971 to 1975. He also served as a U.S. Navy Reservist from 1984 to 2001 as a Petty Officer.
McCarthy was preceded in death by his parents, George Joseph McCarthy and the former Margaret Atkinson of New York City, New York; and brother, William McCarthy.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Cheryl Davis McCarthy of Lafayette, Louisiana; three daughters, Jana McCarthy, Erin McCarthy and her fiancé Trey Chatelain, all of Lafayette, Louisiana, and Andrea McHargrave and her husband Ben, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; brother, Kevin McCarthy of Rockaway Beach; sis-ter, Donna McCarthy of Lafayette, Louisiana; and ten nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Melancon Funeral Home, Carencro, Louisiana. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 27, at 11 a.m. at Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, Carencro, Louisiana. Visiting hours are from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment was kept private.