James J. "Jim" McCarty, Sr., 81, of the Archie Bourdeau Road, Plattsburgh, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Meadowbrook Healthcare, Plattsburgh with his loving family at his side.
He was born in Hudson on September 16, 1937, the son of Joseph and Elna (Beers) McCarty.
Jim graduated from Ticonderoga High School in 1955, and then enlisted in the US Navy and served 3 years. Upon his discharge he began working at the State Bank of Albany in Ticonderoga and moved to Peru in 1968 to open the State Bank of Albany on Margaret Street, eventually becoming Manager of the Cornelia Street Branch of what was then, Fleet Bank – retiring in 1988. After retiring from Banking he and daughter-in-law, Cindy opened Teddy Bear Day Care and operated for 14 years.
Jim was a charter member of the Peru Lions Club and Past District Governor on 2 occasions. He was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship for his contributions to the Lions Club. He was also a member of the Peru Knights of Columbus and Past Grand Knight. Jim was treasurer for the US Bobsled Skeleton Team for over 30 years passing his duties over in 2015. He was a member of St. Augustine's Catholic Church and Eucharistic minister for many years. Jim worked the Bingo Hall in Peru many Saturday nights. He will be remembered for his civic mindedness and dedication to his Peru community. He was Director of Peru Youth Commission for many years and co-founder of the Holden Avenue 4th of July Games, an annual tradition for all the kids on Holden Ave.
Survivors include James Jr. and Cindy McCarty, Thomas (T) and Linda McCarty, John and Ann McCarty, Robert (Stick) and Karen McCarty and Judith and John Meredith. Companion and confidant Dawne LaBombard. Grandchildren; Thomas McCarty Jr. (TJ), Corey and (Britney) McCarty, Tommy Loreman, Kenny and (Dani) McCarty, Shayne McCarty, Sami and (Matt) Champagne and Megan McCarty. Sisters; Pat Miller, Anne and (Phillip) Hoernig and Margaret and (Tracey) Trapka.
In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by his wife Marge McCarty, daughter Susan McCarty and brother, Frank McCarty.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 3 to 5 PM at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 10 AM at St. Augustine's Church, 3035 Main Street, Peru, with the Rev. Alan D. Shnob, celebrating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of James J. McCarty, Sr. may be made to the Peru Lion's Club, P.O. Box 165, Peru, NY, 12972.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.