ALBANY – George K. McCarg, Sr., 89, of Albany, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018, at St. Peter’s Nursing & Rehab. George was born in Albany, and lived here all his life. He was a graduate of the former Cathedral Academy, where he lettered in three sports, playing basketball, baseball, and football. He served in the U.S. Army, and was employed for many years by Wilson Meat Packing Co. in Troy, where he also was a member of the meatcutters union and served as a shop steward. He was also employed by the New York State Office of General Services. George loved horse racing, especially at Saratoga, visiting casinos, vacationing at the Finger Lakes, and he was a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He also volunteered as a coach at the American Little League and at the Boys Club.
George was predeceased by his parents Clifford McCarg and Marie Fahrenkopf McCarg, and by his sons Clifford McCarg and George K. McCarg, Jr. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Margaret E. Padula McCarg; his daughters Marie McCarg and Karen Gebhardt (Mark); his grandchildren Angela McCarg, Alex Gebhardt, and Kerry Gebhardt; his great grandchildren Nierah, Tearri, and Terrance; his brother and sister in law Josie and Tony Maio; and by many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of St. Peter’s Nursing & Rehab for the wonderful care they provided George.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St., Albany (behind CVS) Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the church Tuesday morning prior to the mass from 8:00 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church, 12 Rosemont St., Albany, NY 12203. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Mrs.M, Marie and Karen, So sorry for your loss. BIG George will be remembered fondly by all. He loved Saratoga and we loved his dry sense of humor! Sometimes I didn’t know if he was kidding, or not…Great person and great family! Love, Tom Barron
My parents Marge and Don Card wish to send their condolences and prayers to the McCarg family. You are all in our thoughts at this time.
Ron & Sue Goldfarb
Marge, Karen, Mark, Marie & Angela, I am sure you all know by now how much Ron & I adored George and your whole family; You are our family also. We have so many stories of Miggy & George in our lives being there for us helping out and mostly laughing with us throughout the years. I remember when Gino decided he could skip his Bar Mitzvah lessons to ensure he went George became his “taxi” to and from Hebrew school. G never missed another one of his lessons. We will continue our love to the family and miss our dear friend forever. Our prayers are with you all.
I am so very sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time . Much love to you all.
What a wonderful man “da” was! Some of my best childhood memories revolve around his kindness! I love you all !
Mrs. McCarg, Marie and Karen, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. McCarg passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have many great memories living across the street from you on Elm Street. Respectfully yours, Joe Laviano
My parents Marge and Don Card wish to send their condolences to the McCarg family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Christine (Thornton) Fris
I’m so sorry about Uncle George. I will say prayers of strength and peace for you, Karen, and Marie.
Marie and Karen, I was sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You and your mother are in my thoughts and prayers. Your dad sounds like he was wonderful man. May your memories bring you comfort and peace.
Marie, Karen, and family, please accept my condolences. I hope your memories bring you great comfort.
Margaret A Sowek
Miggy, Marie and Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. George and you hold a special place in my heart. I was blessed to have known you both. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Peggy Sowek
Mrs. M Marie Karen so sorry to hear about big george passing. “Smilen george” part of my life from little league to otb! God bless.
To Miggie, Marie & Karen,
We were so sorry to hear of George’s passing.
We send our deepest sympathy to all of you.
With Love & Prayers,
Marge & Dom Crupi & Family
Karen and family,
Bob and I are so sorry to hear about your dad. I hope all your wonderful, fond, lifelong memories will help be your rock during this difficult time.
Fran and Bob