RICHFIELD SPRINGS - Douglas Earl McCarty, 79, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at his home.
A son of the late Tunis and Lela M. (Smith) McCarty, he was born on April 28, 1938, in Springfield.
A lifelong area resident, he attended school in East Springfield.
For many years, he worked on the Vickerson family farm before working for the Otsego County Highway Department. He retired in the early 90's.
Doug was a quiet man who loved animals, music and watching old Westerns on TV. He was a true friend who was always willing to lend a helping hand when needed. He will be greatly missed.
Surviving are one brother, Keith McCarty and his wife, Janet; sister, Janet Sikkema, all of East Springfield; sisters, Katherine Steckler of Richfield Springs, Carol Ostrander and her husband, Richard of Rochester; close friends, James and Irma Vickerson of East Springfield, Jim and Shannon Vickerson and their family of Richfield Springs; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services will be announced in the spring in East Springfield Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Richfield Springs Rescue Squad or Springfield Cemetery Association.
Funeral arrangements are with J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, Richfield Springs.
Published on February 14, 2018