Theodore "Ted" McCarthy

Theodore “Ted” M. McCarthy, 46, Fargo passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020. Ted was born February 14, 1974 in Hutchinson, Kansas to William “Bill” and Joan (Baker) McCarthy. He graduated from Fargo South High School in 1993 before attending the North Dakota State School of Science. Ted worked as a cook throughout his profession including such restaurants as, Wendy’s, Peppers, Cork and Cleaver, Giovanni’s, Applebees, Bennigans, TGI Fridays, Teddy’s Gentleman Club, Famous Daves, Lonestar Steakhouse, Old Chicago and the Delta by Marriott. He was very close with his coworkers throughout his working career and he enjoyed meeting and getting to know them. He was an avid fisherman and sports enthusiast, and he was a super fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Minnesota Vikings. He loved a friendly wager and was a master of practical jokes. He was known for his friendly demeanor and no one was ever a stranger to him. He will be missed by those he leaves behind. He is survived by his parents, Bill and Joan, Watertown, SD; siblings, Maggie McCalip, Bemidji, MN, Jason (Leah) McCarthy, Grand Forks, ND and Katie (Dave) Mahli, Woodbury, MN; 8 nieces and nephews, Oliver, Jack and Charlie McCalip, Chloe, Maxwell Theodore and Meredith McCarthy, Hana and Cora Mahli. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and brother-in-law, Bob McCalip. A private family interment will take place in Custer, South Dakota at a later date.

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  1. I worked with Teddy at Applebee’s, and he was just the funniest, hard working guy. He made work, not feel like work. My deepest Sympathies to his family.

  2. Bill, Joan, Maggie, Jason, Katie, family and friends. May our great GOD, hold you all in the palm of his mighty hands as you go thru this deep loss.I am so sorry to hear about Ted.You have my deepest sympathies, love and I am holding you all up in my prayers.

    Rita Sandwick,
    Bemidji, MN

  3. All my condolences to the McCarthy family. I previously had msg both Jason and Maggie in regards to Teddy’s passing, and honestly am very saddened …Teddy had the biggest heart in the world, and pray to God that he is now at peace. Again…this one hurts, and offer my prayers for your family during thjs difficult time.

  4. Dear Bill and Joan

    There are no words…. it’s a club no parent should ever have to join. Please accept our sincere sympathy. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.

    Chuck and Veronica

  5. So sorry to hear of the loss of Ted. 🙁 I worked with him at Fridays. Always a really nice guy..I enjoyed chatting with him. I will be thinking of your family during this very difficult time.


  6. Dear Jason, Leah and family, Our deepest sympathies to you in the loss of your brother and brother-in-law. He sounds like a lively guy that everybody loved to be around. May you feel God’s loving arms around you and your entire family at this time of grief. Judy & Paul

  7. Dear Bill & Joan,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of Ted. He will always be a memory of kindness.
    I’m praying for Gods’ love and grace to comfort you during this sad time.

  8. I worked with Ted at the Delta. He was truly a stand up guy and a hardworking, fun loving individual. I am sorry for the loss that his family is dealing with right now. He will be missed

  9. Please know that our hearts are with you as you grieve the loss of one you loved! May memories sustain you and the love of friends lift you up!

  10. We worked with Teddy at Unos in West Fargo. We have some great memories of his positive attitude, his infectious laugh, and all his crazy shenanigans. He always knew how to put a smile on our faces. Prayers and condolences to your family.

  11. We lived in Grand Forks for three years and consider Jason and Leah family. You all showed us such kindness when you took us in during the 1997 flood. Our hearts break for your terrible loss.
    -Kayce and Vernon

  12. Dear Joan, Bill, and entire family,

    Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Ted. We cannot begin to fathom the depth of your sorrow. Our prayers for all of you are that the precious memories you have of him, your faith in God, and the love and never ending support of family and friends will be a source of strength and consolation in these difficult times. If there is anything we can do to help please do not hesitate to let us know. Love, Rodger and Karen Gross

  13. I’m sad to hear this news. My heart goes out to Ted’s family and close friends. I got to know Ted through the bar and restaurant industry and he was never a bad human from the interactions I had with him. Rest in peace bud. Cheers.

  14. My condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of knowing Ted throughout school and working with him after. One of the truly great guys out there who made an impact on everyone he came across. Heaven will enjoy having his smile to light it up.

  15. Ted was a student in my class at Fargo South High. I suspect I enjoyed food he prepared on more than one occasion. Clearly, he was someone well liked by all which is a wonderful quality. I hope you find comfort in knowing how Ted impacted many others in his short life.

  16. Ted always had a good high five handshake. I remember him well from high school and from seeing him around. I had no idea he was gone. He’s for sure in a better place and we’ll forever be missed. Until we meet again Ted my friend…. Xo

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