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Paul V. McCarthy, Calspan assistant treasurer ; Aug. 7, 1923 -- May 16, 2012

Paul V. McCarthy, a retired assistant treasurer for Calspan Advanced Technology, died Wednesday at his home in Williamsville. He was 88.

Mr. McCarthy was born in Buffalo and was a graduate of St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute.

He served in the Army Air Forces as a sergeant in the 19th Weather Squadron during World War II. He was stationed in Africa from 1943 to 1946.

Mr. McCarthy was a sought-after talent on the Army base baseball teams, which resulted in many transfers for him throughout Algiers and Saudi Arabia.

After the war, he graduated from Canisius College and began his career as an accountant at what was then Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory in 1948. He served as assistant treasurer during his 40 years of employment with the company, which later became Calspan. He retired in 1988.

Mr. McCarthy was a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church for 48 years and was a member of the parish senior group.

He particularly enjoyed spending summers in Hanford Bay, where his family had a cottage since 1941.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Jean Welch; six daughters, Karen Cotter, Colleen Roth, Terry

Kucinski, Jean Myers, Marybeth Basil and Catherine; a son, Paul V. Jr.; and a sister, Jean Lynch.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Gregory the Great Church, 200 St. Gregory Court at Maple Road, Amherst.