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Joseph "Dick" McCarthy

April 12, 1942 July 12, 2012
Joseph "Dick" McCarthy
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PEORIA – Joseph R. “Dick” McCarthy Jr., 70, of Peoria, passed away at 2:47 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2012 at home.
Dick was born April 12, 1942 in Chicago to Joseph R. Sr. and Margaret (Wilkinson) McCarthy. He married Sally A. Berninger on January 27, 1968 in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters Christine McCarthy of Seattle, WA and Sheila (Thomas) McCardle of Austin, TX; two sons Michael (Cara Keplar) McCarthy and Brian McCarthy both of Peoria; four grandchildren Bennett, Michael, and Thomas McCardle and Anella McCarthy; and two sisters Diane Sack of Peoria and Sally (Roger) Kaiser of Chillicothe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Kevin McCarthy, and one sister Mary Heid.
Dick was a graduate of Drake University School of Pharmacy and a member of Central Illinois Pharmaceutical Association. He worked as Supervisor for Pharmacy Services at the Peoria Veterans’ Outpatient Clinic until his retirement in 2006.
He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church where he was a Eucharistic minister and a member of its Men’s club.
Dick was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and will be fondly remembered for his dry sense of humor.
Funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2012 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Rev. James Pallardy will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-6 pm. on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at the church and one hour prior to the Mass also at the church.
Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen in memory of Mary Heid.
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