James J.


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 Sept. 16, 1937, the son of Joseph and Elna (Beers) McCarty.
Jim graduated from Ticonderoga High School in 1955, and then enlisted in the U.S. 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 two 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 Avenue.
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 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 15, 2019, at 10 a.m. 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. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Jim please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com
Published on April 12, 2019
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John O'Brien
Apr 17, 2019
I had the pleasure to meet Jim at many Lion's club functions. He was an avid member of Peru Lions and we also looked forward to seeing him at golf tournaments and interclub dinners. Thank you for all your service Jim RIP!
Tresah McGrath Bousquet.
Apr 15, 2019
My deepest sympathies to the family.Your dad always made me laugh,he was a very nice man.I will miss him.
Kim and Mike Currier
Apr 15, 2019
our condolences on his passing, thinking of the family. Be strong .
Belinda Burkhart
Apr 14, 2019
Condolences for the family. He was a good guy to work for. Its been many years but I have a lot of good memories of Jim.
Robert and Melanie Decker
Apr 13, 2019
Dear Cindy, Jim & Family,
I am sorry for your loss. While I never met James, Sr., I have met the terrific son that he raised (yes, you James :), and Cindy with whom it appears James, Sr. had a special bond, and your father's accomplishments are significant and many. You should all be proud of a life well-lived.
Marcie & Nick
Apr 12, 2019
Dearest Cindy,
We both love your father-in-law. He was always so good to me and my son. He has a very special place in our hearts and of many others that he touched during his life. Teddy Bear was a very special place/time in our lives and we thank you, Jim & Marge too! XO
Rick Nolan
Apr 12, 2019
Judy, Tommy, Sami and Families.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. Hold your memories close to your hearts.