Date of Birth: December 26, 1960
Date of Death: June 06, 2022
Thomas Francis McCarthy born December 26th, 1960, at Minot AFB, ND to Gerald Thomas McCarthy and the late Shirley (MacPherson) McCarthy, passed on June 6, 2022, in Peoria, AZ. He is survived by his wife of 32 years Sheila (Karls) McCarthy, their children Kady McCarthy (Jeff) Dwyer, Logan Thomas McCarthy, and Colton Lee McCarthy. Grandchildren; Jay Arae Dwyer, Jack Thomas Dwyer, Jace Jeffrey Dwyer, and Cambrie Ann McCarthy. His sisters Colleen McCarthy Tarkett (Jeff), Kelley Anne McCarthy and his nieces and nephews. Although he never kissed the Blarney Stone, he was the consummate Irish storyteller. We will continue to share his stories with anyone who will listen, so they will know just how special he was. He grew up an Air Force Brat (Born, Raised, Trained) and joined the Air Force at the tender age of seventeen. His adventures at Seymour Johnson AFB, NC and Lajes Field, Azores provided ample fodder for some of his best stories. He was pre-deceased by his lifelong “battle brother” Roger Lee Wrights in 2017. He was able to heal from that loss by the arrival of and immense love for his grandchildren. After his honorable discharge from the Air Force, he migrated to Arizona in 1986, where he remained. Tom became an avid fan of all things Arizona Sports, and we all enjoyed many a spirited moment in his man cave, cheering them on. While he was a season ticket holder for the Cardinals; the Suns were his real passion, and the last two seasons were especially exciting. He was a lifelong employee of the Samaritan Health system, then Banner Health, in Labor and Delivery. As a surgical technician he was an integral part of the team and assisted in over 25,000 safe deliveries during his time there. Family was everything to him and he cherished his generational hometown of Hornell, NY and loved ones there. We have no idea how we will heal from our loss, but we are left with wonderful memories of this beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and uncle. Tommy, you won all the “pieces of the pie,” you are home now. There will be a Celebration of Life, at a future date. In lieu of flowers please donate to Kurt (#13) and Brenda Warner’s non-profit or the charity of your choice.
Future Celebration of Life
I am so incredibly sorry to the McCarthy for the loss of such an incredible human. I had the luxury of meeting Tom at Robert’s wedding and had the ability to sit beside him during the entire celebration. He was not only funny, sweet, kind but he made our family feel like we were apart of you all too. I am sending love to you all and my condolences. I hope my papa was there to welcome him home. ❤️
Our family is heart broken to hear of cousin Tommy passing. He was so special.
The McCarthy Family is well known and well liked in the Hornell community. We all share your sorrow.
We are so sorry to hear this .
You are in our thoughts and prayers
I am so sorry for your loss. Tom has always been a kind soul. He will be greatly missed in so many ways. My heartfelt prayers are with you and your family 💔