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Richard P. McCartney

Richard McCartney, 85, of Bergenfield, passed away peacefully in his home with his family at his side on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014. Originally from Cliffside Park, he was a graduate of Farleigh Dickenson University. He began his career as a draftsman for Curtis Wright and went on to teach mathematics in the Demarest School System for 25 years. Later he held a position as an Environmental Specialist with the Bergen County Health Dept. Richard proudly served in the Army's artillery division as Corporal in the Korean War. He was a member of VFW Post 6467 where he served as Service Officer. Dedicated to his family, he was a provider and protector. He was a passionate man cared about the environment and loved animals. In his retirement he enjoyed gardening, reading, cheering up those around him with his humor and visits from his grandchildren. Richard was predeceased by his brothers Buddy, Jack and Eddie, and sister Marie. He is survived by his beloved wife Eugenia, devoted caretaker and best friend. Also his two daughters, Cathy McCartney, of Vernon and Patricia McCartney of West Caldwell, and his adoring grandchildren Lance and Avery, as well as his many loving nieces, nephews and other friends. The family will receive visitors at Riewerts Memorial Home on Friday August 1 from 3:00 until 7:00pm. (187 South Washington Ave, Bergenfield.) Funeral Service at the Memorial Home begins 10:30am Saturday, followed by internment at George Washington Cemetery in Paramus. In lieu of flowers a donation in Richard's name can be made to The NJ Bear Group, Post Office Box 613, Manalapan, NJ 07726-0613.

Funeral Home: Riewerts Memorial Home 187 So. Washington Ave. Bergenfield, NJ US 07621

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Friday, August 1, 2014
Riewerts Memorial Home

187 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

3-7 PM

Saturday, August 2, 2014
George Washington Memorial Park

234 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652

11:30 AM

Saturday, August 2, 2014
Riewerts Memorial Home

187 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

10:30 AM

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My deepest most heartfelt sympathy to the McCartney family.I'm so sorry for your loss. Kindest regrets,Barbara Sheehan(ebsco)

Barbara Sheehan Aug 4 2014 12:00 AM

Richard, Your passing leaves us saddened. Our being at your wedding, of 48 years ago and knowing your wife years before, is like knowing someone an entire lifetime and suddenly they leave a vacancy in one's heart and mind. I liked visiting your garden, of which your wife had a bit of. Enjoyed your sense of humor that your wife also shared as you both seemed to be a matched set and now 1/2 of the set left and is missed. I understand the only one thing we have left in life is to be remembered well, and you ARE. Farewell. Paula and Joe

Paula and Joe Aug 2 2014 12:00 AM

Mr. McCartney was my middle school math teacher. He was one of the kindest people Iâaave met. Just before my class went on a week-long field trip my parents told me they were divorcing. My parents contacted Mr. McCartney and he agreed to be there if I needed an adult to talk to. It was a great choice. I didnâaat speak with him that week but knowing he was there helped a lot. I will always remember his kindness and humor. Bill Hanna

Bill Hanna Aug 2 2014 12:00 AM

Welcome to heaven Uncle Richie. He was such a good man -- always kind to me and my family. He raised wonderful daughters that I'm sure he was proud of. Uncle Richie was also a positive influence. His years of teaching gave a new generation the knowledge and tools to become a productive part of society. I'm sure my concern for environmental issues and animal welfare, in part, came from him. Although, we saw each other infrequently, he was always quick with a kind compliment no matter the circumstances. As a kid, I remember him letting us have Fruit Loops for breakfast! That was so exciting to me in our Cornflakes and oatmeal world. : ) That's silly, I guess, but it demonstrates the little kindnesses from him that would brighten your day. My father thought Uncle Richie "walked on water". Now they'll be reunited. My family & I will miss him. God Bless, Uncle Richie. --- Peggy McCartney

Peggy McCartney Jul 30 2014 12:00 AM