Robert J, McCarthy

  • Born: November 20, 1953
  • Died: April 12, 2022
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel. (215) 281-0100

Tribute & Message From The Family


Robert John McCarthy was born in Philadelphia on November 20, 1953. He passed away on April 12th, 2022 at the age of 68 with his children by his side. Robert was predeceased by his parents, William and Eleanor McCarthy, and his sister Eleanor. Bob was the loving father of Robert McCarthy (Melissa), and Kelly Bisignano (Joseph), devoted grandfather of Ava, Joseph, and Bradley and beloved brother of William McCarthy. Robert will also be greatly missed by Maureen McCarthy and his many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Robert proudly served his community for 26 years in the Philadelphia Police Department. He last served as South Street Command, ranked as Lieutenant. He was known to many as "Bob" or "LT". He then served as a Lieutenant for the Philadelphia Housing Authority for 5 years and finished his law enforcement career as a Sheriff in Manatee County, Florida. Robert was a member of FOP Lodge 5, and enjoyed attending meetings and going to the police conventions. He graduated from St. Helena's Parish and Cardinal Dougherty High School, class of 1971.

Robert was known for his outgoing personality, always having a smile on his face and enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He especially loved walking his dogs. He enjoyed living in Florida and frequently visiting his family and friends in Pennsylvania.

Family and friends are invited to Robert's Life Celebration at St. Albert the Great Church, 212 Welsh Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006, on Thursday, April 21st from 9 – 9:45 am. A funeral mass will follow at 10 am. Interment will be held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia, 321 Norristown Rd., Suit 260, Ambler, PA 19002.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was very sorry to hear about Bob. I just found out today or I would have attended his service.

Bob was a great guy. He had such a generous heart and fun loving personality. I remember so many good times at his home, at FOP conventions, and just going out.

Please accept my condolences. Hoping he and my Tom are having fun together in heaven.


Posted by Kathleen Quinn - Bensalem, PA - Friend   April 29, 2022


Posted by Mike Priolo - Ruskin, FL - Friend   April 20, 2022


Sad to hear of Rob's passing. Thoughts and prayers for family and friends that are mourning his loss. He was a great man!

Posted by Colleen Robbins - YORK, PA - Family   April 20, 2022

So sorry to hear of Robs passing. My prayers are with his family.

Posted by Fay Moreau - Linfield, PA - Family   April 18, 2022

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