VeteranDonald McCarty

Donald K. McCarty, 81, of Tucumcari, N.M., formerly of Vermont, died at 8:59 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2004, at Autumn Blessings in Logan, N.M.

He was born June 17, 1922, in Vermont, a son of Harry and Olive Miller McCarty.

Surviving is one sister, Donna Marquart of Lomira, Wis.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Forrest McCarty; and one sister, Verna Cook.

A World War II Army veteran, he served as a radio repairman in China.

He was a farmer, an assistant engineer for KNME-TV in New Mexico and an electronic technician for the FAA, retiring in 1972. He wrote "As I See It" articles for the Astoria South Fulton Argus, wrote many articles and essays for the Macomb Journal and authored the book "Highlights of the Past."

He was a member of the Vermont Betterment Committee. He was a ham radio operator, holding an advanced amateur radio license. He also held a FCC first-class commercial radio-telephone license.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava with Damien Spikereit officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. tonight at the memorial home. Burial will be in Vermont Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by Vermont American Legion Post 26.

Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 26.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/14/2004

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