Charles McCarthy, Sr.

Obituary of Charles McCarthy, Sr.

Charles “Charlie” T. McCarthy, Sr., 73, of Pottstown, PA passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at LifeQuest Nursing Center in Quakertown, PA. He was the husband of Alice (McLaughlin) McCarthy with whom he would have shared 52 years of marriage in November.

Charlie was born May 19, 1944 in Philadelphia, PA. He was a son of the late Hugh and Rose (Maddon) McCarthy.

Charlie’s greatest enjoyment was spending time with his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Mr. McCarthy is survived by one son, Charles McCarthy, Jr., (Renee) Pottstown, PA; one daughter, Nancy Benson, wife of James, Gilbertsville, PA; five grandchildren, Stephen McCarthy, Amber McCarthy, Joseph McCarthy, Brittany Benson, and Brandon Benson; one sister, Rosalie Ashley, Levittown, PA; two brothers, Patrick McCarthy, MD, and Richard McCarthy, Wildwood, NJ; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Thomas McCarthy.

A Graveside Service will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017 @ 12:30 pm at Saint Aloysius New Cemetery, 800 Block of Buchert Rd., Pottstown, PA 19464. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Charlie’s honor to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.  Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464 will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at