Methuen — Robert “Bob” McCarthy, 78, of Methuen, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill with family by his side.
Born and educated in Methuen, he was the son of George and Margaret (McGovern) McCarthy. He served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged from service. For more than 20 years Bob was a captain with the Methuen Police Department. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW in Methuen.
Bob was predeceased by his wife, Sandra (Heath) McCarthy; four sisters and five brothers, and is survived by his daughte,r Robin C. Psaros and her husband, Mark E. of Methuen; grandchildren, Ross Brierley and Amanda Psaros both of Methuen. Bob also leaves his good friend, Betty Cronin and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Memorials can be made in Bob’s name to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or visit www.st.jude.org/donations. At the request of Bob’s family, a graveside service will take place at a later date. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen is honored to assist the McCathy family with arrangements. To send an online condolence please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com.