Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York  

University Mourns Former Administrator

Contact: Patrick Verel
(212) 636-7790

Fordham University mourns the passing of Joseph F. X. McCarthy, Ph.D., GSE ’50, GSAS ’59, former vice president of academic affairs, who died on Sunday, July 15.

McCarthy, who served as vice president of academic affairs from 1976 to 1984, was also a professor emeritus at the Graduate School of Education. During his tenure, he was involved in several new programs that expanded the University’s reach, including Fordham’s branch campus for graduate-level studies at Marymount College in Tarrytown.

A native of Brooklyn, he served with the weather service in U.S. Air Corps during World War II, and later retired from the Air Force Reserve as Lieutenant Colonel.

He is survived by Margaret Murphy, Mary Mahony McCarthy, Frank McCarthy, Katherine Cahill, Joan Gentile and Helen McCarthy.

A wake was held Tuesday, July 17 and a funeral mass  on Wednesday, July 18, at St. George Church 33 Whitfield Street, Guilford, Conn.

Burial with military honors followed in St. Agnes Cemetery, Route 1, Branford Guilford, Conn.

Memorial gifts may be made to the McCarthy Scholarship Fund, at Fordham Preparatory School, 441 East Fordham Rd, Bronx, NY 10458-517

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom.

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