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Richard D McCarty

August 21, 1919 — December 22, 2013

P. DEAN HOMER FUNERAL HOME 206 WATER STREET PO BOX 1 DUSHORE, PA 18614 TEL 570 928-8163 FAX 570 928-8116 Email OBITUARY December 22, 2013 Mr. Richard D. McCarty age 94, well known former Sullivan County Commissioner of Dushore, PA passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA. Dick was born August 21, 1919 in Elkland Township, son of the late Francis M. & Jessie Lula Day McCarty, and grandson of Ardel & Anna Baumunk Day and Job and Georgiana Molyneaux McCarty. He graduated from the Estella High School a member of the class of 1937. After graduating from High School he began working for the Edward Lee Lumber Co. until the death of Mr. Lee in 1940. On January 20, 1941, Dick became the first draftee from Sullivan County to be inducted into the Army. He received his training with the Second Infantry Division in Texas and Wisconsin and went with the Division to North Ireland in October 1943. He remained with the Division as a Corporal throughout all the major campaigns of Western and Central Europe and was entitled to wear the following medals; Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, European Service Medal with five Bronze Stars, Combat Infantry Badge Sharp Shooter Medal and the Presidential Unit Citation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. He returned to the states in September 1945 and was discharged on October 4, 1945. He married the former Anne Lois Williams of Dallas on July 23, 1949, and they celebrated their sixty-forth wedding anniversary last summer. After his discharge he purchased the farm that his father was farming and operated it as a dairy farm until retiring in 1984. He moved to Dushore with his wife in 1996. He was a member of the Dushore, Overton, Elkland United Church of Christ and served as a Consistory member for many years. When they moved to Dushore he became a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. During his lifetime he belonged to many farm organizations and also served as a Township Assessor, School Director, and twelve years as County Commissioner of Sullivan County. Surviving: Spouse: Lois at home Son: Dr. Thomas R. (Connie) A. McCarty Newville, PA Three daughters: Patricia Anne (Michael) Foster Williamsport, PA Barbara Jean (Randy) Durlin Danville, PA Kay Evelyn (John) Krakoski Dushore, PA Brother: Francis M. (Joyce) McCarty Forksville, PA Three sisters: Evelyn R. Higley Forksville, PA Doris Whiteley Stephens Forksville, PA Joanne Menard Johnson City, NY Sister-in-law: Rowena McCarty Monroeton, PA Four grandsons, nine granddaughters, fifteen great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Edward L. McCarty of Monroeton, and brothers-in-law: Cecil Whiteley, Lawrence Higley, Fred Bennett, and Roger Stephens of Forksville and Victor Menard of Johnson City, NY. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Dushore, PA with his pastor, Rev. Robert W. Brown, officiating. Interment will be in the Friends Cemetery, Shunk, PA. The family will provide the flowers and request that Memorial Contributions be directed to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 397 Drake Road, Dushore, PA 18614 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Richard D McCarty, please visit our flower store.


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