July 4 parade funerals to conclude with tribute to slain dad

A Memorial for Kevin McCarthy, one of seven people killed in the Highland Park, Ill., Fourth of July parade mass shooting, stands within a War Memorial, Wednesday, July 6, 2022, in Highland Park. Funeral services for the seven people killed by a gunman at an Independence Day parade are set to conclude with family and friends gathering in suburban Chicago to remember McCarthy. McCarthy and his wife Irina, who was also killed, leave behind a 2-year-old son, Aiden, whose story prompted thousands of people to donate money for the orphaned boy. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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A Memorial for Kevin McCarthy, one of seven people killed in the Highland Park, Ill., Fourth of July parade mass shooting, stands within a War Memorial, Wednesday, July 6, 2022, in Highland Park. Funeral services for the seven people killed by a gunman at an Independence Day parade are set to conclude with family and friends gathering in suburban Chicago to remember McCarthy. McCarthy and his wife Irina, who was also killed, leave behind a 2-year-old son, Aiden, whose story prompted thousands of people to donate money for the orphaned boy. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Funeral services for the seven people killed by a gunman at an Independence Day parade are set to conclude with family and friends gathering in suburban Chicago to remember Kevin McCarthy

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Funeral services for the seven people killed by a gunman at an Independence Day parade will conclude Monday as family and friends gather in suburban Chicago to remember Kevin McCarthy.

McCarthy’s funeral service is scheduled for Monday afternoon in Skokie, Illinois. In an obituary, he is described as a father, husband, brother, uncle and son who “brought the fun to every situation.”

The 37-year-old father and his wife, Irina, were both killed in the attack on the Highland Park parade. They left behind a 2-year-old son, Aiden, whose story prompted thousands of people to donate money for the orphaned boy.

“Kevin’s irrepressible zest for life and his family and friends will remain with us always,” his family wrote in the obituary. “We love you.”

Irina McCarthy was buried last week.

Services for the five other victims have been held in recent weeks. They have been identified as: 64-year-old Katherine Goldstein, 63-year-old Jacquelyn Sundheim, 88-year-old Stephen Straus and 78-year-old Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza and 69-year-old Eduardo Uvaldo.

Prosecutors have charged 21-year-old Robert E. Crimo III with seven counts of murder and said they expect to present attempted murder charges representing the people wounded in the attack.

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FILE - Memorials for Irina and Kevin McCarthy, two of seven people killed in the Highland Park, Ill., Fourth of July parade mass shooting, stand within a War Memorial Wednesday, July 6, 2022, in Highland Park. Funeral services for the seven people killed by a gunman at an Independence Day parade are set to conclude with family and friends gathering in suburban Chicago to remember Kevin McCarthy. McCarthy and his wife Irena, who was also killed, leave behind a 2-year-old son, Aiden, whose story prompted thousands of people to donate money for the orphaned boy. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

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FILE - Memorials for Irina and Kevin McCarthy, two of seven people killed in the Highland Park, Ill., Fourth of July parade mass shooting, stand within a War Memorial Wednesday, July 6, 2022, in Highland Park. Funeral services for the seven people killed by a gunman at an Independence Day parade are set to conclude with family and friends gathering in suburban Chicago to remember Kevin McCarthy. McCarthy and his wife Irena, who was also killed, leave behind a 2-year-old son, Aiden, whose story prompted thousands of people to donate money for the orphaned boy. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Credit: Charles Rex Arbogast

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FILE - Memorials for Irina and Kevin McCarthy, two of seven people killed in the Highland Park, Ill., Fourth of July parade mass shooting, stand within a War Memorial Wednesday, July 6, 2022, in Highland Park. Funeral services for the seven people killed by a gunman at an Independence Day parade are set to conclude with family and friends gathering in suburban Chicago to remember Kevin McCarthy. McCarthy and his wife Irena, who was also killed, leave behind a 2-year-old son, Aiden, whose story prompted thousands of people to donate money for the orphaned boy. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

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Credit: Charles Rex Arbogast

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Wet flowers are seen during a rainy day at a memorial to the seven people killed and others injured in the Fourth of July mass shooting at the Highland Park War Memorial, Friday, July 15, 2022, in Highland Park, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Wet flowers are seen during a rainy day at a memorial to the seven people killed and others injured in the Fourth of July mass shooting at the Highland Park War Memorial, Friday, July 15, 2022, in Highland Park, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Wet flowers are seen during a rainy day at a memorial to the seven people killed and others injured in the Fourth of July mass shooting at the Highland Park War Memorial, Friday, July 15, 2022, in Highland Park, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Credit: Nam Y. Huh