Thomas Henry McCarthy, of Mountain View, passed away at his home on Sunday, May 20, 2012. He was 91. He was born in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska on February 27, 1921 and raised in Soccoro, New Mexico.
A resident of Mountain View since 1955, he was married to the late Sarajane Kendrick McCarthy for 53 years. He is survived by his daughter Diane McCarthy (husband, Ted Fitzgerald) of Walpole, Massachusetts, sons Kendrick McCarthy (wife, Carol) of Vacaville, California, Joel McCarthy of San Jose, California and grandsons Kyle McCarthy and Keanen McCarthy of Vacaville, California.
Tom attended UCLA and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He graduated with a BS in chemical engineering from the University of New Mexico. A Veteran of WW II, he served in the US Navy, in the Pacific, as a first lieutenant. He completed his education earning a Master’s degree at Santa Clara University while employed at Lockheed as a senior packaging and design engineer. A member of the Society of Packaging and Design Engineers, he was the recipient of several national awards.
Tom’s passion was golf. A member of the US Golf Association, he enjoyed attending tournaments when he was not playing the game on weekends and several days each week after his retirement from Lockheed. He was also a member of the local SIRS chapter and a driver with Road Runners Transportation Services a service provided by volunteers of the El Camino Hospital Auxiliary.
Tom requested cremation and his ashes will be interred at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma, CA. Private family services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UNM Foundation (University of New Mexico Foundation). In the memo line of the check it should be noted that this is a gift in memory of Thomas H, McCarthy, Jr. Checks should be mailed to the UNM Foundation, Two Woodward Center, 700 Lomas Blvd. NE., Albuquerque, NM 87102. Donations may also be made online on line at: https://www.unmfund.org/online-giving.