C. Lee McCarty

  • Born: January 9, 1948
  • Died: June 13, 2020
  • Location: Broadview Heights, Ohio

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Loving Son, Husband, Father, Grandfather

C. Lee McCarty, age 72, passed away June 13, 2020 after a long illness. Lee was the beloved son of Mildred A. McCarty, the husband for 50 years of Cynthia Tollis McCarty, the father of John (Amber) McCarty, Kim (Chris) McCarty Fox, and Brian (Nina) McCarty, and grandfather of Jackie and Clarissa Fox and Molly and Jack McCarty. Lee was also the brother of John and Allen McCarty and Phyllis Nikstaitis and Carol Morrell. Lee taught Advanced Placement Economics and coached swimming at Solon H.S., was sponsor of It's Your Move club, had winning Federal Reserve stock market teams, was chosen as a favorite teacher by graduating seniors, and graded the national advanced placement Economics exams. He was Camp Director for Camp Ho Mita Koda for children with diabetes and Manager of Pine Valley Swim Club. He coached summer swim teams, taught Broadview Hts. Learn to Swim and officiated swimming and diving for summer swimming and high school and college swimming. Lee graduated from Hiram College in 1970, this year's 50th Anniversary Class. He was inducted into the Lettermen Hall of Fame, and recognized as a Great Alum and Friend to the Hiram Swim Team. Trains were his hobby and he was known nationally by train lovers for his love of toy trains through membership in the National Association of S Guagers and the Cuyahoga Valley S Guagers. He was awarded the annual John Sudimack Memorial Award for handmade models and his contribution to CVSG, and also the Bernie Thomas Award for meritorious service to the National Association of S Guagers.

Lee's life will be celebrated with a Memorial Service at Cuyahoga Valley Church on Saturday, July 18 at 1 P.M. at 5055 E. Wallings Road in Broadview Height, Ohio 44147. The McCarty family ask attendees to wear a facial covering and follow church social distancing guidelines. 440-842-7800 www.buschcares.com

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Cindy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Lee was a wonderful guy, full of life, and passion, particularly for all things Hiram. I always looked forward to checking in with Lee prior to swim meets, his passion for Hiram, swimming and our student athletes was immeasurable. RIP Lee, your story and joy are forever a part of the fabric of Hiram College Swimming. You will be missed.

Posted by Ellen Dempsey - Hiram College, OH - Friend   July 14, 2020

Sending my condolences to Lee's family and friends. I remember him as a great teacher. He was dynamic, engaging, and fun. Love and prayers.

Posted by Chris Monoc - Charleston, SC - Student   June 21, 2020

I had the privilege of working with Lee in the Solon Education Association and negotiations. My sincere condolences to the family.

Posted by Claire Hrovat - Solon, OH - Coworker   June 21, 2020

May Lee rest in peace in Gods loving hands. My prayers and sympathy for the family. I will miss Lee and all his train fun.

Posted by Sharon Morton - Chardon, OH - Friend   June 20, 2020

My deepest sympathies go to Cindy and family. I met Lee years ago through a mutual friend and we hit it off immediately. I'll miss my fellow veteran, teacher and train enthusiast. Knowing Lee made life better for everyone who knew him.

Posted by Jerry Poniatowski - Wayne, MI - Friend   June 20, 2020

TO CINDY AND FAMILY FROM KEN AND JOAN VENDLINGER OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER LEE HE WAS A GREAT PERSON AND ALOT OF FUN TO BE AROUND. I ALWAYS ENJOYED HIS HUMOR WHICH MADE OUR CVSGA S GAUGE TRAIN CLUB ALOT OF FUN I WILL MISS HIM ALOT WITH SYMPATHY KEN VENDLINGER

Posted by KEN VENDLINGER - WILLOWICK, OH - Friend   June 19, 2020

Cindy and Family our sincere sympathy to all of you.

Posted by Bill & Dolores Jackson - La Junta, CO   June 19, 2020

As did many we first met Lee through a common interest in trains but through the years we shared many great discussions on a variety of topics at your home, shows or even while riding real trains. Most of us hope to be well thought of after we move on and in Lee's case there is no doubt as to the positive influence he had on the lives of those around him. He will be missed.

Posted by Gary & Emily Lewis - Wickliffe, OH - Friend   June 18, 2020

Will miss you big brother. So glad we got to Skype on Thanksgiving, just you and me. It was nice. Thinking of all of you now, he was a great man.
CJ

Posted by Carol Morrill - Veneta, OR - Sister   June 18, 2020

Cindy & the McCarthy family. My sincere sympathy to all of you. Always enjoyed talking S gauge (what other topics are there?) with him. I first met Lee probably in 1978 at a Cuyahoga Valley club meeting at Don Wood's.

Posted by Alan Evans - Gahanna, OH - Friend   June 18, 2020

I'm sorry to hear of Lee's passing, he was a railroad buddy that we'll all miss. He did lead an accomplished life, so it was well lived.

Posted by Bob Werre - Houston, TX - Friend   June 18, 2020

Lee was a great guy. I already miss him. His advice and ideas on everything from trains to economics was right on the mark. His passing leaved a big hole.

Posted by Paul Gerhart - Hilton Head Island, SC - Friend   June 18, 2020

We were very sorry to hear of Lee's passing...sending sincere sympathy to you and your family? God bless you and comfort you during this sad time.

Posted by Kathy Hunsicker - Broadview Heights, OH - Friend   June 18, 2020

Condolences to the McCarty family, have known Lee for many years through his love of S trains, rest in peace sir!

Posted by Bud Rindfleisch - Hamburg, NY - Acquaintance   June 18, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. Lee will be remembered in many ways. May he now be at peace.

Posted by Linda Stopar - Sagamore Hills, OH - Acquaintance   June 18, 2020


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