Charles H. McCarthy Jr., Washington Post manager

Thursday, March 10, 2011; 7:38 PM

Charles H. McCarthy Jr., 90, who retired from The Washington Post in 1982 as a circulation manager, died March 9 at his home in Frederick. He had lung cancer.

Mr. McCarthy joined The Post's circulation department in 1952. He became an assistant home delivery manager in 1961 and later was responsible for overseeing the paper's daily delivery to thousands of residents in Prince George's County.

Charles Henry McCarthy Jr. was a native Washingtonian and a graduate of Georgetown Preparatory School. He attended Georgetown University before serving in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II.

In retirement, Mr. McCarthy was a thoroughbred owner and breeder.

His horses raced under silks of "All Clear Stables," from a phrase that members of the circulation department would use to announce that the day's paper delivery had gone off without a hitch.

His wife of 48 years, Ellen Fynn McCarthy, died in 1996.

Survivors include four children, Brian McCarthy of Waterbury, Vt., Donna Lord and Christine Conti, both of Barre, Vt., and Candace Buchholz of Frederick; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

- T. Rees Shapiro

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