Carol Seymour McCarthy died Thursday, June 21, 2012. She was born April 12, 1916 in Elgin, Illinois. She graduated from Elgin High School and received a B.A. Degree from Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, in 1938. She taught two years in New Buffalo, Michigan, before taking a job in the Trust Department of the Harris Trust and Savings Bank, Chicago, Illinois. Following her marriage to Ensign John P.C. McCarthy in 1942, they lived in Washington, D.C. where she worked in the Prisoner of War Section of the American Red Cross. At the end of the war, she and her husband moved to Annapolis, Maryland, where she opened The Colonial Lettershop, and also did free lance court reporting. She was a founding member of the Annapolis Branch of the American Association of University Women. As a cellist, she was a founding member of the Annapolis Symphony, whose first rehearsals were held in the basement of the West Street Methodist Church. Due to deafness, she had to give up playing the cello, but continued to be actively engaged in Symphony activities. During her 4-year tenure as President of the Friends of the Annapolis Symphony, she helped organize the first Concert of Tastes, which has become such an enormously popular annual fund raiser for the Symphony. Her other interest lay in promoting the ideas of political-economist, Lyndon H. LaRouche, for the betterment of humanity worldwide.
She is survived by two children, Stuart Rae McCarthy of Hong Kong and Sarah Seymour McCarthy of Gainesville, FL, six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and beloved caregiver, Margaret Cassidy.
A memorial chamber music concert will be held Sunday, July 22, 2012, 3:00-4:00 p.m., at The Atrium, 2431 NW 41st Street. Arrangements are under the care of WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN, 404 North Main Street. Contributions may be made to the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, 801 Chase Street, Suite 204, Annapolis, MD 21401, or to the
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Published in Gainesville Sun from July 1 to July 2, 2012