Obituary Details

John Paul McCarthy

November 14, 1936 - May 22, 2014

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Memorial Service

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St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church
Date:
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Service Time:
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Jack McCarthy died peacefully of congestive heart failure at The Cypress of Raleigh, where he and Mary Ellen, his wife of almost 57 years, have lived since 2009. Besides his wife Mary Ellen, Jack is survived by his daughter Mary Kathleen Czaja and her husband, Mark, of Boca Raton, FL, his daughter Roberta McCarthy Filip of Raleigh, and his four grandchildren, Kelly Elizabeth Czaja of Washington, DC, Colleen Michelle Czaja of Ocala, FL, Mitchell Bradner Filip of Raleigh, and Elizabeth McCarthy Filip of Raleigh.

A native Cincinnatian, Jack graduated from the University of Dayton in 1958, where he was a star basketball player for the Dayton Flyers. Jack then went on to have a very successful career in broadcasting, first with Cox Broadcasting. He was the GM of WHIO in Dayton, OH, and the GM of WPXI in Pittsburgh, PA. He also served on numerous civic boards in both cities. Jack then moved to Raleigh, where he was owner AND president of Voyager Communications, which owned 11 radio stations in the Carolinas. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church of Raleigh.
Posted by:
Skip Hapner
Posted on:
May 30, 2014
Mary Ellen .....Sorry to hear about Jack..... He was so important to my career and to Sue and me personally. We still talk about our short time together in Pittsburgh, Jack turned that station around and we were so glad to be a small part of its growth. Skip Hapner
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Don Lane
Posted on:
May 25, 2014
Great classmates at UD for 4 years - outstanding basketball player for good team in l958 - sorry to hear about his passing - god's blessings -- Joyce/Don Lane -- UD - l954-58
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norbert burns
Posted on:
May 23, 2014
Ellie, I have only the best of memories of Jack (and you). My sincere sympathies. Blessings, Norbert Burns
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Chip Venters
Posted on:
May 23, 2014
Jack was my father's business partner, and as a result I got to know him well. He was an imposing character, usually smiling, always commanding the room. Being a basketball fanatic, I respected him even more after studying the history of his team and his career. I got to know his whole family and his wonderful wife...he was committed to all of them. He had a positive impact on everything and everyone he touched, and was a hell of a businessman to boot. He will be missed.
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Doug Parsons
Posted on:
May 23, 2014
Mary Ellen and family, I was saddened to learn this morning of Jack's passing. It was only yesterday that I was reminiscing with a mutual friend about my great memories of my years working with Jack at Voyager Communications. He was a tremendous leader, mentor and friend, and I'll always remember him fondly.
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St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church
11401 Leesville Road
RALEIGH, NC 27613
919-847-8205
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