August 18, 2017
Michael M. McCarty, Sr., 70, of Watertown passed away Friday morning, August 18, 2017, at Samaritan Medical Center. Calling hours will be Wednesday, August 23, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., 214 Sterling St., Watertown from 3 - 6PM. Burial at Brookside Cemetery will be at the convenience of his family.
Michael was born January 18, 1947 in Watertown, son of Robert W. and Patricia McCumber McCarty and was a graduate of Watertown High School. On May 23, 1970 he married Ann Williams at Holy Family Church. He was a truck driver for the local Teamsters 687, retiring after 14 years. He was later associated with Steven Munson Law Firm.
Mike was a member of Elks Lodge 496 and Sons of American Legion Post 61. He was a member of VFW Auxiliary 1400 and VFW Riders Motorcycle Club, where he was the Chaplain. He enjoyed his Harley Davidson and all his "rides" and collecting whatever took his fancy.
Along with his wife, Ann, he is survived by his son, Michael M. McCarty, Jr. and companion, Nicole Harrington, Watertown; daughter, Megan L. Bartholomew and husband, Scott, Watertown; five grandchildren Mikayla N. and Livia M. McCarty & Brooklyn L., Sebastian S., and Ethan M. Bartholomew; two sisters, Jude Hayes, NC and Pat Owen, Sauquoit; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mike was predeceased by his two sisters, Patricia McCarty Pioch and Mary Ellen Riehmann, brother, Peter McCarty, and aunt, Carolyn (Carrie) McCarty.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations and contributions in Michael's name to Make a Wish Foundation, 5005 Campuswood Dr., E. Syracuse, NY 13057. Online condolences to his family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.