John J. McCarthy III passed away at home on May 7, 2017. He was 68. Born in Jersey City he lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington two years ago. Private arrangements are through The Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny.
John was a force to be reckoned with from his first lusty squall of life to his final sigh. John had several passions in his lifetime. His wife Elaine and son John were certainly at the head of the list. He also spent many years teaching children who lived in some of the more challenging neighborhoods of N.J. When not working with children, he helped protect our local environments as part of the DEP. And finally, music was a definite calling for John. From his early days as a DJ to his studio, John had a passion for music, both listening and creating.
Though John has left the earthly plain to step into the beauty of heaven, he will be remembered in the hearts of those who he loved.
Husband of Elaine (nee Blake) McCarthy, He is survived by his son and daughter in law; John McCarthy IV and Miranda Warman. He is also survived by his grandchildren Jacob, Hunter and Katlyn. John was one of three, he had two sisters Mary Jane and Frances.
A limb has fallen from the family tree that says grieve not for me. remember the BEST TIMES; the laughter, the song, the good life I lived while I was strong.
In lieu of flowers kindly consider a memorial donation to Cycle for Survival Mem. Sloan Kettering Cancer Research P.O. Box 27432 N.Y., N.Y. 10087-7432 www.cycleforsurvival.org