Obituary of Tommy L. McCartha
Tommy L. McCartha
Tommy L. McCartha, 74, a thirty six year resident of Bloomingburg, NY died peacefully on Saturday, February 4, 2023 with his loving family by his side. The son of the late Patrick N. and Madeline (McEathron) McCartha, he was born on July 7, 1948 in Gouverneur, NY. Tom was a graduate of Gouverneur High School and had a long career with New York State where he worked as an electrician for over 35 years. He retired in 2003 from the Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center. On May 12, 1979 in Nyack, NY, he married his loving wife Diane Milano. Mrs. McCartha survives at home. Tom was a former member of the S. W. Johnson Steam Fire Engine Company in Garnerville, NY. He was also a longtime member of the CSEA and Mountaineers Rod and Gun Club, Inc. in Middletown, NY where he loved to hunt with his buddies. Tommy loved his entire family with his whole heart and he will forever be remembered for his selflessness and his kind and caring ways. He absolutely loved, got great pleasure from and made so many memories at his beloved camp on Lake Bonaparte in Harrisville, NY with his entire family and his extended lake family. McCartha’s Point since 1955 will never be the same without him.
He loved to be outside tinkering with different things and always had working hands. He leaves behind nothing but the most beautiful memories of his great smile, his love and his infectious laugh. His greatest joys above all else were his beloved grandsons, Nicholas and Alec and the times he spent with them. In addition to his loving wife Diane, Tom is survived by his beloved daughter Jamie L. Kahn and her husband Eric of Bloomingburg; two adoring grandsons, Nicholas and Alec Kahn; his cherished sister, Donna J. Craft and her husband Howard of Dover Plains, NY; his dear sister-in-law Rita Munkelt; many cousins and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews who will miss their Uncle Tom dearly. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his father-in-law and his mother-in-law, Daniel and Eleanor Milano and his brother-in- law, Rick Munkelt. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 1-3pm and 6- 8pm the William. M. Gagan Funeral Home, 1525 Burlingham Road, Pine Bush, NY. A service of remembrance and celebration of Tom’s life will take place at 7:00pm during visiting hours. Cremation will follow and all other services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Bonaparte Conservation Club, P.O. 273, Harrisville, NY 13648 an organization dear to Tom’s heart. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.wmgaganfuneralhome.com
Service of Remembrance
In Loving Memory
1948 - 2023
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