John E. McCarthy, 72

Retired bank executive

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John E. McCarthy, 72, of River Forest, died on Dec. 24, 2019. Born on Jan. 16, 1947, he grew up in River Forest, where he attended St. Luke Elementary School. A graduate of Fenwick High School in Oak Park, he earned his bachelor's degree from St Joseph College in Rensselaer, Indiana. He worked for the U.S. Department of Treasury as a bank examiner then went on to become an executive with Schamut and Fleet banks and retired from Bank of America. 

John McCarthy was the son of the late Mary Virginia and Jack McCarthy, brother of the late William (Lori) McCarthy and the late Richard McCarthy, uncle of Jack McCarthy, Kitty (Bob) Monty, and Molly (Zac) Eitel, and great uncle to Danny, Allison, AJ, Sam and Lilah. 

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 at Ascension Catholic Church, 815 S. East Ave., followed by private interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. 

Zimmerman-Harnett Funeral Home, Forest Park, handled arrangements.

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