Charles Patrick McCarty passed away peacefully at home in Ashland, Ore. on September 5, 2012, surrounded by his wife and sons.
Charles was born to Charles and Zena McCarty on May 4, 1924, in Portland, Ore. He was a graduate of the University of Portland and Santa Clara University. He served in the U.S. Army, Chemical Warfare Service in both the European and Pacific theaters of World War II from March, 1943, to January, 1946.
He married his beloved wife, Rosemary, on July 1, 1950, at the Church of the Madeleine in Portland, Ore. He was a long time employee of SRI International. He loved reading and walking. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and with Rosemary was a volunteer for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. He was a long-time parishioner of Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church.
Charles is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rosemary; sons Thomas [Kim], James, Steven [Ellen], and Patrick [Colleen]; grandchildren Caroline, Michael, Dominic, Claire, and Kathryn; and great granddaughter Layla. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa A. McCarty Quarman.
Charles will be remembered as a cheerful, devout, loving husband, father, grandfather and, great grandfather.
Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church, Ashland, Ore., at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2012 with a reception following in the church hall. Memorial contributions may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Our Lady of the Mountain Church.