KINNELON — Services were held for Joseph H. McCarthy Jr., 91, of Naples, Fla., who died on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. He was the father of Joseph of this community.
Born in Derby, Conn., Mr. McCarthy was raised in Stamford, Conn. He was the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company before retiring in 1990. His career in the food industry began with Finast in New England, where he worked for 30 years, and he worked for the Grand Union Company from 1977 to 1981 before joining A&P.
Also, he was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Hall of Fame at Villanova University, where he played football. The National Conference of Christians and Jews named him Man of the Year in 1972, and the Catholic Institute of the Food Industry named him Man of the Year in 1981, among other awards. He was a daily communicant of St. John's Evangelist R.C. Church, Naples, and Holy Redeemer R.C. Church in Chatham, Mass., as well.
Services were Monday at St. John's Evangelist R.C. Church. Arrangements were by the Hodges Funeral Home at Memorial Gardens, North Naples. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund.
Mr. McCarthy also is survived by his wife, the former Jean Ryan; his other children, Timothy McCarthy of Woodstock, Vt., Maureen McCarthy of New York City, Barbara Blue of Tampa, Fla., and Richard McCarthy of Naples; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Katherine.
Published in Suburban Trends on Aug. 27, 2013