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“A great man who loved life and living it to the fullest. Our families were close when the McCarthy's lived in New York prior to the move to Austin...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Jack Crowley - Brooklyn, NY

“So sorry for your loss. I just saw where Bill Staines is playing in Kerrville Folk Festival and thought of you guys. Marilyn, I hope that you will...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Alene Brosh Kirklen - friend

“Marilyn, I cannot express how sad Richard and I were to learn of George's death. We're so glad we were able to see him at the Gala, as warm and...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Faith Steinberg - Austin, TX

“I always will remember our lengthly discussion when he made a sales call on be. Always a smile and a positive attitude. H will brighten up heaven a...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Bill Burnam - San Antonio, TX

“My school assignment for Mr.Hale, 2paragraph letter to a friend Dear Mr. McCarthy, How are you? Good I bet, I will miss the chats between you and me...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: James J. Krajicek - Austin, TX

“George-always called you a wart because you always wanted my business,but you are also the only wart I ever called my friend.May God be with you and...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Lee Land - dallas, TX - friend

“Hi George, You really left a big empty space in our business day. Who can take you place now? It was a great honor to meet you as a friend and...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Giulio Girivetto - Friend

“Dear Georgey I am so saddened by the news you are a great man that will never ever be forgotten. I thank you for always believing in me and being a...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Nicoletta Vizzari - Ramsey, NJ

“Along with so many, I am grateful to have spent quality time with George and experience his warmth, wisdom, humor, and kindness at every encounter. ...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Gray Streetman - Austin, TX

“I will always remember George as a very warm person who always drew me into an interesting conversation- brightening my day. I admired his many...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Jane Bick - Austin, TX - Friend

“Giorgetto, You Always had a smile to share , time to give , and words of wisdom for us........Those " young Italians" , as you always called us....Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Monica Santagata - New York, NY

“Who's going to call me every week morning at 9.30 to ask me "what's going on in the big world?" Last time you did it was Tuesday and I wish you could...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Christian Bonomelli - Montclair, NJ

“Rick and I were back at St. Francis today helping out at science day when we heard the dreadful news. Rick remembers long conversations on so many...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Leslie McMaster


George Edward McCarthy, Jr. 75, died February 23, 2012, with his family by his side in Austin, Texas.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 27th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N Lamar. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at St. Francis School (Barnes Gymnasium) 300 E. Huntland Drive in Austin.

He was born December 1, 1936 in Salina, Kansas to George Edward McCarthy Sr. and Mary Helen Connolly McCarthy. His family eventually moved to Dallas, Texas where George, Sr. began a successful career as president of his brokerage company. After graduating from Jesuit High School, he attended Georgetown University, where he received a degree in Foreign Service. Many years later he received a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of New Hampshire. George enjoyed a successful career in the international steel industry, retiring from Acciai Speciali Terni Stainless Steel in 2002. He consulted for Cogne Acciai Speciali until his sudden passing. He often said, "I lucked into such a good thing when I went to work for the Italians."

George enjoyed meeting people of all cultures, having travelled to many countries and loved the diversity he found at St. Francis School. He also loved the challenge of the daily New York Times crossword puzzle, assembling intricate and complicated jigsaw puzzles and sampling red wine with his good friend and neighbor, Dr. George "Buddy" Tipton, Jr. He was an avid reader and there was not a date in history he did not know. He loved a lively political conversation and frequently wrote to Jack Cafferty at CNN. While he was known for many exceptional qualities, he will be most remembered for his loving and caring nature and his uncanny ability to strike up a conversation with any willing soul.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his eldest brother, Michael Donovan McCarthy. He is survived by his first wife, Nubia C. McCarthy, mother of his daughter, Mary Helen McCarthy and Marilyn Smith McCarthy, his wife of 36 years, mother of Bridget Alexandra McCarthy and Brendan David McCarthy. He is also survived by a brother Thomas Kevin McCarthy, his three grandchildren, Alysia Nicole, George Edward and Mary Catherine Narro, two nieces, Ann Breen and Caroline Washko and two nephews, Thomas Matthew McCarthy and Kevin Fitzgerald McCarthy, as well as his beloved dog, Sancho El Guapo.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Francis School, Austin.