Former Hurleyville resident Robert “Bob” McCarthy passed away on February 20, 2022. He was 81.
Mr. McCarthy was the son of Mac and Millie McCarthy. He graduated from Fallsburg High School and Penn State University, after which he joined the McCarthy family business, Catskill Amusements here in Hurleyville. He later founded his own businesses in Unadilla, NY, McCarthy Enterprises and McCarthy Services.
An avid golfer, Mr. McCarthy invented a new style putter from a block of aluminum, and the innovative club was successfully launched at a P.G.A. show in Orlando, FL. He also wrote a book on golf, entitled, “The Physics of Putting.”
Mr. McCarthy also served as Supervisor for the Town of Sydney, NY.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Beverly McCarthy, his son, Michael McCarthy and his wife Sue, brother Vic McCarthy and his wife Ginger, sisters Kathleen Markham and Nancy McCarthy, Beverly’s children, Eric (Marcia) Wilson, Craig (Brenda) Wilson, Amy (Dr. Mike) Farrell, and Heather (Dan) Coleman; as well as 12 cousins, several nieces and nephews, and Beverly’s 31 grandchildren.
On March 5, family and friends are invited to calling hours at the First Baptist Church of River Street in Sidney between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The memorial service at l p.m. will be followed by a luncheon for everyone.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be sent to the Sidney EMS, which was of great” importance to him, or to the First Baptist Church, River St, Sidney, NY.
Condolences may be shared with family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The staff of The Hurleyville Sentinel extends its condolences to our neighbors Vic and Ginger, and all the McCarthy family in Hurleyville and beyond.