In Memoriam: Joe McCary

WANADA is sad to report the passing of its longtime photographer Joe McCary of Photo Response. He died from complications of Multiple Myeloma, a long term illness with which he’d struggled with for many years. He was 69.

Joe handled WANADA’s photography for about 30 years, from the Annual Open Golf Tournament and Soap Box Derby to the Snow Ball Gala, Annual Members Luncheon and Washington Auto Show. He was adept at organizing photo collages where his masterful photos told the story and effectively complemented the many narrative reports.

A number of WANADA dealers over the years who came to know the high quality of Joe’s photography utilized his services for their own personal and business projects.

Joe McCary was, indeed, a fixture on the Washington area new car dealer scene for three decades, who was always appreciated for his good work and friendly demeanor.

A memorial for Joe has been organized by his family to take place on Sunday, August 26 at 2:00 pm to take place Pirates Cove Restaurant, 4817 Riverside Drive, Galesville, MD, (410) 867-2300. Contributions to his memory can be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851, (203) 229-0464.

To Joe’s wife Mary and his family WANADA extends its sincerest condolences.

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