Thomas A. McCartney

Thomas A. McCartney 95, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020 of natural causes. He was born in Schenectady, NY on August 19, 1924, to Thomas C. McCartney and Sarah A. (Cutbush) McCartney. Tom graduated from Nott Terrace High School. He served his country for four years in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theatre during WWII.

Tom graduated from the College of Forestry at Syracuse University in 1951 and spent most of his working career as manager of Grounds and Physical Facilities at RPI in Troy.

Tom loved the bagpipes and played in a band in York, Pennsylvania in the 1950’s.

He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years Betty Jane (Richtmyer), and his daughter in law Kim. Tom is survived by his children Thomas H. McCartney, Kathleen Foster (Tom) and Mark McCartney (Cindy); three grandchildren and a great grandson.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions a private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Tom may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Ballston Spa or Gideons International.

The family would like to thank the staff of Saratoga Center for the compassionate and loving care they gave to Tom and his family.

Guest Book

Marilyn Scott

Loved Tom and Betty-just like having an extra set of parents! We will miss him, but he has no more suffering now. Love to all the McCartney family.

So glad that we were able to attend his 95th birthday celebration!

Love, Marilyn, Jim, Nick and Casey

Kathryn Blanchard

What a great man thank you goes out to the family for giving me the pleasure of meeting your dad, what a caring and loving compassionate man he will be truly missed, what a great loving supportive family he brought you up well RIP

Tabitha Duryea

He was an amazing man!! I will miss him so much!!! Thank you for the honor of taking care of him everyday!!


Tom was a wonderful man that we all adored. May he rest peacefully. Kathy, Tom and Mark thank you for sharing your father with all of us. He will be missed. Love the A1 staff

Eve and Jack Kenyon

Tom was a rock at the First Presbyterian Church and someone we always looked up to. We remember that he worn his kilt and had a bagpiper play at church to celebrate his 80th birthday. We loved his stories of old and his love of helping out in any way possible at church. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. May you feel God’s peace and comfort at this very difficult time.

Eve and Jack Kenyon

Peggy and Jack Fitzgerald

To our neighbors, the McCartney family, We are so sorry for the loss and your dad/grandpa, Tom. Sending warm thoughts and prayers to you and your family. RIP Tom