Thomas Edward McCarty, of North Olmsted, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family and friends on Tuesday, August 28, 2007, joining daughter, Stephanie Ann.
Tom was a veteran of World War II, a lifetime member of VFW Post 1079, Disabled American Veterans and a Purple Heart recipient.
Tom is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Merena "Tiny"; daughters, Karen Hill (Glen), Patricia Collin (Lee), Mary Grace (Steve), Susan (Greg), and Eleanor; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Alice Temkiewicz; sister-in-law, Dorothy Riccardi; and beloved friend, Grace Renwick.
He was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Catherine (Cunningham) McCarty; sisters, Margaret and Florence; brothers, Ted and Joe.
The family will receive friends on 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Kacirek Funeral Home, (new location) 29150 Lorain Road, North Olmsted (in the Chambers Funeral Home). Mass of Christian burial will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Richard Church, 26855 Lorain Road, North Olmsted.
Interment, with military honors, will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Elyria. Contributions may be made to Cleveland Clinic Hospice or charity of choice.