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Charles "Charlie" J., 78, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 15, 2012. Born and raised in Bronx, NY, he resided in Fair Lawn for forty years.
A proud U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of American Legion Post 171 of Fair Lawn. In 1977, he earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from NYIT. A faithful and active parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church in Fair Lawn, he served as a Eucharistic Minister and was a member of the parish council, parent guild and Knights of Columbus St. Ann Council Post 2853. Mr. McCarthy was a former member of the Fair Lawn Football Association. He was an avid NY Giants fan and season ticket holder for more than fifty years. Charlie enjoyed spending time with his family.
Prior to retiring, he was an electrical engineer with Elevator Controls in Sacramento, CA previously he was employed with Otis Elevator, O. Thompson and Motion Control.
Beloved husband of forty-three years of Mary (nee Sharp) McCarthy, the love of his life. Loving and devoted father of Charles A. McCarthy and wife Catherine and Owen C. McCarthy and wife Maura. Cherished grandfather of Ceili, Aiden and Liam. Dear brother of Neil McCarthy and wife Mary. Loving uncle of Kathy Simpson and husband Brian, Peggy Sacco and husband Henry and Jean Buckout and husband Steve.
A funeral mass is planned for Monday, November 19, 2012, 11:30 AM at St. Anne R.C. Church, 15-05 St. Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ. Interment will follow at Fair Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Fair Lawn. The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday 3-7 PM at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, 201-797-3500.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Charlie may be made to St. Anne R.C. Church or American Legion Post 171, 17-08 River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410. For additional information, please visit
Published in The Record/Herald News from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2012