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Passed away August 26, 2012 at the age of 80. He was born August 17, 1932 in San Francisco, California and was a long time resident of Portuguese Bend Beach Club. He had a long and satisfying career in labor relations for the grocery industry. Along with enjoying his walks on the beach, laughing and eating with his friends and family, and being of service to his community, he was grateful for his 28 years of sobriety. He treasured and loved his late wife, Noel during 55 years of marriage. John is survived by his son, Martin McCarthy and his daughters, Melanie (Frank) Poturica, Eileen Turpin and Molly Berenato; and grandchildren, Vincent, Heidi, Natalie, Mari, Jason, John, Annamaria, Honora and Audrey. A memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 11:00am at St. John Fisher Catholic Church in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the House of Hope Foundation, PO Box 921, San Pedro, CA 90731. Please sign the guestbook at www.mcnerneysmortuary.com or dailybreeze.com.
Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 29, 2012