Obituary of Michael D. McCartney
Michael D. McCartney of Bath, New York, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at
the age of 71. Born February 11, 1948, in Bristol, Virginia, he was the son of the John S.
and Marion F. McCartney.
He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Rosalie; along with his son John; his
siblings James (Kathy) McCartney, Betsey Fee, and Lynn Anders; and many loving
nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and relatives.
Michael was a proud graduate of Corning East, Juniata College, and Rutgers (Camden)
Law School. He served as a public defender for 7 years before becoming a prosecuting
attorney for the Steuben County District Attorney’s Office which he served proudly for 31
years. He also taught classes at Corning Community College Police Academy.
An active member of his community, Michael coached youth baseball, soccer, and
hockey. He was also an active Board Member of the American Red Cross as well as
serving on various law task forces and panels. An avid hockey player, he was a very
proud member of the Bonehead Hockey Club and the 200 line. A civil war aficionado, he
loved to share his knowledge with all who would listen. Michael enjoyed spending time
with his family and friends. He held dear the times he spent with his closest friends in
Calling hours will be held from 12:00 - 2:00 PM and 4:00 - 7:00 PM, Monday, December 2,
2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 32 East Morris Street, Bath, NY 14810. Memorial
Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic
Memorial donations in Michael’s honor can be sent to the Gettysburg Foundation at
www.gettysburgfoundation.org or the Fingerlakes SPCA, 72 Cameron St, Bath, NY
We would also like to thank the incredible staff at the Wilmot Cancer Center and Strong
Memorial Hospital. Words can not express the quality of care and character of their
staff. A memorial donation in his honor can also be sent to the Wilmot Cancer Center at
Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 E. River Road, PO Box 278996 Rochester, NY
14627 or online. It was Michael’s wish, that if nothing else, they could learn something
from him that could save someone else.
“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”
― Abraham Lincoln
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