Frank “Jeff” McCarthy, Age 69, of Evergreen Colorado passed away on Sunday March 3, 2019 surrounded by his family. Jeff was raised in the Baskin Ridge area of New Jersey. From an early age he was an avid outdoorsman. From teaching his sister Kathy to catch crabs with fish heads off the docks, to collecting insects outside and being an avid fisherman, he was constantly a student of the earth. His passion for Biology lead to a lifelong career as an educator. He had many great years teaching High school science in Connecticut high schools before following his life long dream and heading west and living in the mountains. He settled in at Evergreen Middle School. He was very well loved by staff and students. His genuine passion for science and offbeat humor made taking a class with Mr. McCarthy memorable for a lifetime.If he wasn’t making the students wait until he exclaimed an enthusiastic “Arrivederci!” or making up fun nicknames for students he was often heard saying things like” I have hunch it’s time for lunch!” or tossing a ball named Chuck to students so they could answer questions in class. He was a true teacher and his legacy will last a lifetime as students still repeat his funny sayings throughout their lives.
Jeff was passionate about many things in life. From being an accomplished fly fisherman, playing guitar, to learning Spanish, to model trains and Ford Mustangs. He always had a new project going and loved to learn.
And while he had many interests his truest passion was always his family. He and his wife Georgine shared an amazing 36 year marriage. Traveling the world, seeing beautiful sights, eating great food and fishing and camping they’re relationship was one for the ages. They were the love of each other’s lives. He was a supportive brother to his sister Kathy McCarthy. Keeping in close contact their entire lives even while living 1000s of miles apart. He played music and was close friends with her partner Antti Roiha. He texted weekly and never forgot those amazing early years together where he was the big brother. He was an amazing Uncle to his nephew and nieces. An important role model and and a constant support. He was always bringing his nephew Ryan to the latest sci-fi movie or being a guy his niece Laura knew she could count on for advice or watching Homeward Bound and being sad. He was very close with his Brother and Sister in Law. His Brother In Law Bill Danley and he were fly fishing partners, traveling anywhere there was a good chunk of river and catching beautiful fish. He shared a close bond to his sister in law Marcia Danley, always being there when needed.
Yes, this is a long story. But it didn’t even scratch the surface of the man he was. He will be sorely missed. Thank you Jeff for all the great years. The world will not be the same without you. We love you.
Jeff was survived by his loving wife Georgine McCarthy of Evergreen, Colorado. His beloved Golden Retriever Jack of Evergreen,Colorado.Sister Kathy McCarthy and Antti Roiha of Palm Beach, Florida. Brother and sister in law Bill and Marcia Danley of Evergreen, Colorado. Niece Laura Danley of Golden, Colorado. Nephew and Grand Niece and Grand Nephew Ryan Danley, Amy Kidrick, Marilyn Danley and Will Danley of Portland, Oregon. He was proceeded in death by his parents Frank and Claire McCarthy.