We are sad to inform you of the passing of John Joseph McCarthy III, August 19,1939 to April 12,2021 husband of Kathleen Agnes (Meakin) McCarthy father of Mary Katherine Vincent, Brian Patrick (Rachel) McCarthy, & Kevin Eric McCarthy grandfather of Gavin & Maddison McCarthy, on Monday evening, April 12, 2021 at 9:59 pm @ Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, CA
John Joseph McCarthy was 81 years old in excellent health & a sharp mind full of movie & political history as well as a family ancestry knowledge.
John was born in Cambria Heights, NY, a 1st generation American to his Irish immigrant parents, John McCarthy & Mary Cavanaugh, both from County Kerry, Ireland who met in New York. He attended Andrew Jackson High School in Queens, NY. His dedication to his country began by enlisting in the New York Army National Guard and later in California he enlisted in the California Army National Guard. John was a proud mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 35 years in Los Angeles. John lived in the Los Angeles area for 60 years. John was a Cinema Lover and a Political Junkie. John will be remembered for his Honesty and a Sense of Humor. John is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kathleen; his daughter, Mary; his son, Brian & daughter-in-law, Rachel; his youngest son, Kevin; and his beloved grandchildren, Gavin & Maddison McCarthy.
A Celebration of life and vigil was held on Friday, April 30 at 5pm and a funeral on Saturday, May 1 at 10:00 am at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 13005 Pine Street, Boulder Creek, CA 95006.