Thomas Leroy McCarthy passed peacefully on May 30, 2023, in Ione Ca. He was born on May 21, 1943, in Sacramento, California to Harry and Laura (Schulz) McCarthy. He lived and worked most of his life in Ione. He enjoyed telling stories of growing up in Ione and on the family dairy milking cows with his uncle Lorenz, working at the Ione brickyard, Preston School of Industry, and retiring as the rank of Major from Northern California Youth Authority Reception Center, Sacramento. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and just being around his family, always with words of wisdom and advice whether you needed it or not.
Thomas is survived by: Daughter; Christie Atnip (Tony) of Glencoe CA; Sons; Gerald McCarthy (Kim) of Ione CA and James McCarthy of Rio Rico, AZ Grandchildren; Jeramiah Atnip (Kayla), Samantha Atnip (Matt), Courtney Atnip, Samuel McCarthy (Jessica), Savannah Porterfield (Nathan), Patrick McCarthy (Emily), Michael McCarthy, Gabriel McCarthy, and Thomas McCarthy. And 7 Great Grandchildren. Tom was also Stepfather to Tina Ebert, Tambra Wolf, Peter Misuraca and Danny Misuraca, Step Grandfather to Jarred Potts, Jennifer Potts, Miranda Newby and Jason Newby.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life Stella "Charlene” McCarthy, Brother Jay McCarthy, Mother Laura (Schulz McCarthy) Brown, and Father Harry McCarthy.
There will be a graveside service at 11:00am on June 16, 2023, at Sunset View Cemetery.
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