8th Anniversary of John D. McCarthy Sr. Passing

8th Anniversary of John D. McCarthy Sr. Passing

Today marks the 8th anniversary of the passing of John D. McCarthy Sr., better known as, “Jack”.
Jack became president of McCarthy Tire Service in 1965, upon the death of his father and company founder, Joseph McCarthy. Jack grew the tire dealership from a single store in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, into a multi-state, multi-million dollar enterprise with his wife and family by his side.
“For all that knew him, you know that he was a great father, a great boss, and a great friend. My father loved the tire business. He loved coming into the office, sometimes seven days a week. He loved talking to all his teammates. When we had one store, he loved handing out pay checks to each person individually. He built the foundation that is McCarthy Tire today.” said, John D. McCarthy Jr., Jack’s son and today’s president.

Below, John shares a poem a good friend gave to him when his father died.

Your Father’s Tear

Fathers have a special place,

Within their children’s heart-

A place where they shall always live,

From which they won’t depart.


You shared the very good times,

And shared some tough times too.

Whatever life would throw at you,

He loved to share with you.


Life will now be different,

Since dad has gone away-

Yet you may sometimes talk to him,

When you have things to say.


He was so very proud of you-

His very precious son.(and daughters)

When illness overtook him,

You  helped his business run.


Live your life with purpose,

Be all that you can be.

Bring honor to the man within-

Your father proudly sees

Please help us to remember, celebrate and honor this extraordinary man, John D. McCarthy Sr., or to everyone who knew and loved him, “Jack”.



Founded in 1926, McCarthy Tire Service is a fourth-generation family-owned and operated commercial tire dealer headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. With this acquisition, McCarthy Tire will have more than 70 service locations and 12 Bandag retread tire manufacturing plants along the east coast of the United States.

McCarthy Tire is the 5th largest independent commercial tire dealer and the 7th largest retread tire manufacturer in North America, offering tire sales and service for commercial trucks, industrial equipment, off-the-road (OTR) vehicles, agricultural and forestry equipment, commercial fleet services, truck mechanical services, 24-hour commercial roadside assistance, retread manufacturing, and automotive mechanical services and repairs.


Amy Cameron, 570-822-3151, acameron@mccarthytire.com

480 640 McCarthy Tire Service
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