Dr. Robert Vincent McCarthy, 91, of Timonium, Md., formerly of Worcester, Mass., Needham, Mass., and Hernando, Fla., died July 4, 2012, at Stella Maris Hospice Center after a short illness.
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He graduated from Holy Cross College, class of 1943, and received his doctorate in education from the University of Ottawa. Former president of Boston State College and professor of education, he held similar positions at Seton Hill College, Greensburg, Pa., and Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He served as expert consultant, panel member and lecturer to several organizations on matters involving collective bargaining in higher education.
He served in the United States Army during World War II, participating in the Battle of the Bulge with the 696th Artillery Battalion from Normandy to the Elbe.
Dr. McCarthy was the son of Thomas and Margaret (Peg) McCarthy, brother of Marguerite Couhig of Worcester, Mass., and former spouse of Mary Carroll of Worcester, Mass.
He is survived by his current wife of 20 years, Mary Dunphy Carroll of Timonium, Md., Hernando, Fla., Falls Church, Va., and Worcester, Mass.; three stepchildren and their spouses; five step-grandchildren; 11 great-step-grandchildren; 22 nieces and nephews; and eight great-nieces and -nephews.
A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at St Peter's Catholic Church, Worcester, Mass., followed by burial at St John's Cemetery, Worcester. Visitation will be held at Callahan and Fay Brothers Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Stella Maris Hospice Center, or to the Mercy Ridge Scholarship Fund, 2525 Pot Spring Rd, Timonium, MD 21093.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on July 8, 2012