Stephen “Mac” Michael McCarthy, born December 19, 1950 in Wilmette Illinois
died October 6, 2021 afer complications from his treatment of cancer. He was
the son of the late Kathryn Grant McCarthy and the late Jerome Callahan
Stephen is survived by his son Callahan McCarthy, his partner Jane Walther, and
his brothers Brian (Keta), and Greg McCarthy. He is also survived by his niece and
nephews Niall, Aine, Emmett McCarthy; Liam McCarthy; grandnieces and grand-
Mac was born and raised in Wilmette, Illinois. He graduated from Loyola Acade-
my, Wilmette and the University of Michigan where he was a Division I swimmer. He traded commodities at the Chicago Board of Trade for over 40 years.
Mac loved to gather people together to celebrate the joys of life with food and
wine. He made his dreams a reality through Frenchman’s Gulch Winery in
Ketchum, Idaho. He laughed his way through many athletic activities in nature
such as fishing, swimming, surfing, sailing, biking, hiking and skiing.
He was a loving, joyful and generous father, uncle, brother, partner, vintner and loyal friend to many.
A celebration of life is planned for Stephen on November 13th 2021 from 5pm to
Sun Valley Club
also known as the Nordic Center 200 Trail Creek Road
Sun Valley, Idaho 83353 208-622-2919
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Silver Creek Preserve in the name of Stephen “Mac” McCarthy at:
The Nature Conservancy 116 1st Ave North,
Hailey ID 83333