Joseph B. McCartney, 95, of Bedford, VA, passed away Jan. 25, 2015 at VA Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg, VA. A memorial service will be held in NJ at a future date. Cremation will be private. Joe was born in Plainfield, NJ to Bernard and Mary McCartney on Nov. 28, 1919. He earned a degree in Business Accounting from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, Class of 1942. He served his country in WWII as a lieutenant commander in the US Navy, and was a member of the VFW. He went on to enjoy a career in Personnel, including positions as Personnel Manager for Lockheed Martin in Watchung, NJ and The American Museum of Natural History in NYC. He later co-founded McCartney Printing Services with his wife Anne, working there for many years before retiring. He was a member of the BPOE Elks of Plainfield, NJ, Lodge # 885, where he worked to raise money for numerous charitable organizations. Joe spent his final retirement years in assisted living at the Elks National Home in Bedford, where he was able to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains at his back door. The family wishes to thank all the members of the Elks Home (now English Meadows) for their wonderful care and attention to Joe these last many years. Joseph is preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Mary; his beloved wife Anne; and his sisters Virginia Henehan and Patricia Vreeland. He is survived by his sister Helen (Sister Regina Bernard) of Convent Station, NJ; sister-in-law Rose Cyphers of Berkeley Heights, NJ; son David J. McCartney (MaryBeth Meszaros) of Tinton Falls, NJ; son Kevin McCartney of Jewett, NY; daughter Joanne McCartney-Yonce (Leslie Keith Yonce III) of Manakin Sabot, VA; daughter Karen Jacobs (Richard Jacobs) of Livermore, CA; four grandchildren Todd, Sean, Shana and Meghan; and great-grandson Conlan. Memorial donations may be made to the Elks National Foundation at www.elks.org/enf; the Sisters of Charity Housing Development Fund at www.justgive.com; or to the
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2015