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JOHN E. MCCARTHY July 22, l925-December 28, 2012 John was born in Manhattan Beach, CA to George and Elizabeth McCarthy, but grew up in Riverside, CA, graduating from Riverside Poly High School. He was a veteran of World II, having served in the 10th Regiment, 5th Division of Patton's 3rd Army and earned a Bronze Star and four Battle Stars on his European Campaign Ribbon. On September 4, 1948 he was married Jean Ready. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in l949. In 1959 he moved with his family to Pasadena as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. He was a Life Member of the Tournament of Roses, and President of the Kiwanis Club. Upon retiring he moved with his wife Jean to Olympia, Washington, where he organized the Crime Stoppers of Olympia. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Jean, son Stephen (Marianne), grand-daughters Brianna, Meaghan, and Caitlin, daughter Sue Canfield (Roger), and sister Margaret McCarthy Ivey (Richard). He was preceded in death by his son Scott McCarthy. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to www.woundedwarriorsproject.org, Thurston County Crime Stoppers, or to Providence Sound Homecare Hospice. Funeral Arrangements by Mills and Mills Funeral Home www.millsandmillsfunerals.com.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 13, 2013
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