The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

April 8, 2013

Christopher J. McCarthy Jr.

The Tribune-Democrat

PORTAGE — McCARTHY – Christopher J. Jr. “C.J.” “Mac,” 72, Portage, passed away April 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Sept. 28, 1940, in Cassandra, son of Christopher and Anna (Zidow) McCarthy. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Patricia Adams; nephew, Brian Mihalick; and his beloved dog, Candy. Survived by loving daughters, Sheri, wife of Mark “Bub” Nolan; and Tammy, wife of George Wozniak, all of Portage. Also survived by grandchildren, Zachary and Katie Nolan; and Lexi, Kaelyn and Arianna Wozniak, and wife, Sharon (Stager) McCarthy, all of Portage; and canine companions, Vegas and Tank. Brother of Maryann Maderia (Tom), Elyria, Ohio; Roseann Johnson (Tom), Ford City; Mary Louise Elchin, Jamestown; and Diane Mihalick (George), Irwin.  Special care was given to Chris by sister-in-law, Janet Myers, wife of Ed Myers. Chris was an avid sports fan, he loved gardening and animals, but most importantly, he loved watching his granddaughters play for the Lady Mustangs Basketball Team. He was a dedicated member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Portage, and was a U.S. Army veteran from 1959 to 1961. Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Wozniak residence, 605 Prospect St., Portage. Per the family’s request, please dress casually in jeans. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church., Portage, Father Walter Moll and Father Andrew Draper, concelebrants. Committal is private to the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Chris’s name to Portage Girls Basketball Boosters and/or Cambria County Humane Society, c/o Tammy Wozniak, 605 Prospect St., Portage, Pa. 15946. The McCarthy family is being served by Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home Inc., Portage. Online condolences may be made at

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