top banner

Obituary Listings

Dedicated to providing help, dignity, understanding & support.

George Arthur Carty

December 22, 1931 April 5, 2017
George Arthur Carty
There are condolences waiting approval on George's Tribute wall

Plant a tree in memory of George

An environmentally friendly option
Obituary for George Arthur Carty

George A. Carty passed away on April 5, 2017 at the age of 85, in Vacaville, CA. He was born in Boston, M A. to Irene and James F. Carty, the second of two children. He grew up in smaller cities around Boston, rooted for the Red Sox, and attended Lynn Classical High School, Lynn, MA.

At the age of 17, in January 1949, George enlisted in the U.S. Army where he completed Infantry training, followed by paratrooper training (jump school) and was awarded his Jump Wings. He was assigned to H Company, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, Fort Campbell, KY, and served with the Regiment in Korea from August 1950 to July 1951. During the Korean campaign, George earned his CIB (Combat Infantry Badge) and two battle stars on his Jump Wings.

While stationed at Fort Lewis, WA. in 1953, George met his future wife, Christina, whom he married in 1954 in Tacoma, WA. He completed a tour of duty in Germany from 1954 to 1955, then was discharged from the Army. However, he missed the military and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1959 and finished his career in this branch, retiring in August 1978. He served a one year tour in Vietnam from August 1966 to July 1967. After his retirement, he worked at DGMC, Travis AFB, CA. in civilian service and retired in 1996. He was a member of VFW, DAV, and the 187ARCT Assn (RAKKASANS).

George is survived by his brother James of Lynn, MA; wife, Christina and daughter, Carol Blandford of Vacaville; granddaughter, Angelia (Steve) Hall; great granddaughter Jessica Hacker; great grandson, Devin (Billie) DeMeyer; and six great-great grandchildren all of Caldwell, ID; and many nieces and nephews in ID, WA and MA.

A visitation will be held on Monday, April 17 at 11:30 am at McCune Garden Chapel followed by services at 12:30 pm. A committal service at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, will be conducted at 2:30 pm. Services are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main Street, Vacaville, CA. 95688. (707) 448-6546 – www.mccunechapel.com

To plant a tree in memory of George Arthur Carty, visit the Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

17

Apr

11:30 AM 4/17/2017 11:30:00 AM
McCune Garden Chapel

212 Main St.
Vacaville, CA 95688

McCune Garden Chapel
212 Main St. Vacaville 95688 CA
United States

Service

Monday

17

Apr

12:30 PM 4/17/2017 12:30:00 PM
McCune Garden Chapel

212 Main St.
Vacaville, CA 95688

McCune Garden Chapel
212 Main St. Vacaville 95688 CA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Final Resting Place

5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620

5810 Midway Rd. Dixon 95620 CA
United States
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries


alt

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Loading...