Mr. John J. McCarthy, 78, of 539 North Westover Blvd. Albany died Sunday, September 4, 2011 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at Kimbrell Stern with Rev. Stephen Pontzer officiating.

Mr. McCarthy was born on January 26, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA. to the late Harry T. and Agnes Brogan McCarthy. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. and retired from the Civil Service. He has lived in Albany since 1976, was a member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. McCarthy is survived by three children, Robert J. McCarthy of Albany, GA, Pinky Shufelt of Leesburg, GA, and Dorothy Wesely of Meansville, GA; a brother, Harry McCarthy of Aston, PA; two grandchildren, Jacob Shufelt and Katie Shufelt; and a special friend, Judy Ivins. Mr. McCarthy is preceded in death by his wife Mary (Mickey) McCarthy who died in 1997.

Those desiring can make contributions to the Alzheimer's Association 1512-1 Gillionville Rd. Albany, Ga. 31707.

You may sign the online guestbook and share your own special thoughts with the family of Mr. McCarthy by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at

Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors

Albany 229/883-4152