James H. McCarthy III was born Jan. 29,1939, in Ithaca N.Y. He passed away on Jan. 13, 2014, in San Marcos, Calif. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be local no services. Interment will take place in a family plot in Ithaca later this spring.
Jim loved the time spent in the Navy. He devoted his adulthood to serving the Disabled American Veterans organization, serving proudly as President and Commander of San Diego County.
Jim is survived by his four children: son, James H. (JH) and wife, Elisabeth of Germany; daughters: Mary Teresa (Terri) of Washington; Frances Anne (Fran) of Carlsbad, N.M., and Maria Bernadette (Bernie) of N.H.; two grandsons: Josey and Jordan, both of Washington, as well as great-granddaughter, Jazmine. He is also survived by his long time companion, Marion (Mae) Davidson, and neighbors, Angie Stanich and Don McGuire, who were also his caregivers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 230 E. Park Ave, Escondido, CA, 92025
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Published in Carlsbad Current-Argus on Jan. 23, 2014