Mr. McCarthy married the former Karen Boos on Nov. 18, 1961 at Evangelical United Brethen Church, Sandusky by the Rev. H. Stanley Eichenauer.
Mr. McCarthy retired from Ford Motor company in Sandusky after working for them for 35 years. Mrs. McCarthy has worked as a homemaker for her family.
In the past 55 years, the couple has enjoyed their three children, Kelly McCarthy of Norwalk, Shannon (Richard) Nevels of Centerville Ind. and Shawn (Elizabeth) of Washington, D.C., along with six grandchildren.
The couple will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary today.