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“Just wanted to express my sorrow in hearing about Joseph. I think he went faithfully about his love for his family and his children. His...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Peter Nagy - North Miami Beach, FL

“I am sorry to here about Joe's death. I'm glad to have had the pleasure to meet and know him and the boys. I had coffee in Bogota a month or two...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Louis Kern - Bogota, NJ, NJ

“Joe & Laura, I am so sorry for the death of your father Joe. My heart ache's for you at this time of grief. You probably don't remember me I am Carol...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Carol Lamprecht - Leland, NC

“Joe & Laura, I am so sorry for the death of your father Joe. My heart ache's for you at this time of grief. You probably don't remember me I am Carol...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Carol Lamprecht - Leland, NC

“Condolences to the McCarthy Family on the passing of Chief Joseph McCarthy.I worked with Joe during my 25yrs with the EOFD. I was his fathers driver...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: E. Mark Byrne - Pt Pleasant, NJ

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. It was a great pleasure to have worked for Chief McCarthy. Tracey Brodnax EOFD ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Tracey Brodnax - East Orange, NJ

“The Staff of O'Boyle Funeral Home extend our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your loved one. Please accept our heartfelt...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: O'Boyle Funeral Home - Bloomfield, NJ


Joseph H. McCarthy, Retired East Orange Deputy Fire Chief, 72, of Bloomfield, born November 25, 1939 and raised in East Orange, son of deceased East Orange Fire Department Deputy Chief Joseph M. McCarthy and Harriet May (nee Ellenberger), passed away in the presence of loved ones on June 2, 2012. Devoted husband, married 53 years to Sara Lynn (nee Wilson), and survived by sons Joseph M. and wife Laura, John and wife Deborah, James, and daughter Lisa Glavan and husband Marty. Proud grandfather to Patty Anne, Erin, Joseph, Daniel, and "pop pop" to youngest Zoe. Great grandfather to David James and Aubrey Lynn white. Survived by sister Nancy Nedoma, predeceased by sisters Mildred and Jane. Member of the East Orange Fire Department (FMBA Local 23) for 42 years. Joseph began as a fireman on 7/9/1962 and rose through the ranks to become Deputy Chief. He retired 12/1/2004. Eagle Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 15 of the Boy Scouts of America. Proud former employee of the Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroad, as well as noted railroad Photographer. Author of "Trackside With The McCarthy's". Devoted parishioner of St. Thomas the Apostle Church. This Online Memorial has been created to commemorate the life of Joseph H. McCarthy. You are invited to add a Tribute in his memory. Please click "Sign Guestbook" below to add our own memories, reflections, thoughts or condolences.

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