|Ruth O'Hearne McCarthy, 80, Fayetteville, former teacher in Watertown area schools, died
Thursday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse. The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the
Eaton-Tubbs-Schepp Funeral Home, Fayetteville, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at
the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Fayetteville. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 130 E. Genesee St.
Surviving are a son, Daniel J., Matawan, N.J.; a daughter, Elizabeth McCarthy Daly, DeWitt, and 11
grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was born April 3, 1910, in Brooklyn, a daughter of
Joseph and Julia Nash O'Hearne. She was a graduate of Maxwell Teachers' Training School, New
York City, and received a bachelor's degree from Fordham University, the Bronx, and a master's degree
from Syracuse University.
Mrs. McCarthy resided in Watertown for many years, moved to DeWitt in 1964, and had resided in Fayetteville
for the past 12 years. She retired in 1979 from the Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District as a reading
clinician for Special Help Services. Mrs. McCarthy had previously been a reading clinician for the East
Syracuse-Minoa Central School District and had taught in parochial and public schools in the Watertown
area, where she founded the Watertown Reading and Study Skills Center. Her husband, the late Daniel J.
McCarthy, was a retired architect who at one time worked in the Watertown office of Sargent Webster
Crenshaw & Folley. Also a native of Brooklyn, Mr. McCarthy died Dec. 18, 1989. He was 83.
Mrs. McCarthy was a member of the New York State Teachers' Association, the International
Reading Association and the Philanthropic Educational Organizational Chapter BT, town of Manlius.
Mrs. McCarthy was also a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church, where she was active in
the altar-rosary society, Church Mice group and parish newspaper.