Merilyn J. McCarty
NEWPORT NEWS - Merilyn J. McCarty, 85, beloved wife of the late Charles W. McCarty, Sgt. Maj. (Ret.), passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. Dear mother to her daughter, Terri Malonson; and three sons, Clay M. McCarty, Brian T. McCarty, and Jason C. McCarty (Dawn), all of whom are survivors. She also leaves behind her brother, James Ritchie (Janie); eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one on the way; and daughter-in-law, Susan McCarty. She was preceded in death by her oldest child, Craig W. McCarty. Merilyn was a native of Lorain, Ohio and a resident of the Peninsula since 1968. She retired from Dutrow Elementary as a Book Keeper, was of Methodist faith, and was a past Girl Scout Leader at Ft. Eustis for Troop 61. She loved reading, crafts of all kinds, music and spending time with family and her dear friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Peninsula Funeral Home, 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
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