David W. McCarty, 80, of Church Street, Groton passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Walden Place, Cortland after a short illness.
David was born December 4, 1937 in Cortland, the son of the late Sanford W. and Marian J. Beaumont McCarty.
A lifelong resident of the Groton area, Dave was an expert at doing auto body work and painting vehicles. He had started his own business, Dave’s Auto Service, on Main Street, Groton and moved to its’ present location on Route 222 in 1968, where his son, Paul continues to operate the shop and continue the fine reputation they have earned.
An avid car enthusiast, Dave belonged to just about all the car clubs in the area, personally owning many antique and classic vehicles, taking them to shows and exhibits. He was always willing to share his wealth of knowledge with anyone who asked his advice. He was a retired member of the Groton Fire Department Conger Hose Co., #2.
He is survived by his sons, Paul of Groton, Matt of McGraw and Michael of McLean; several grandchildren; his siblings, Loretta Perfetti of Rochester, Fran Williams and Keith Goodman, both of Arizona; Jeri McCarty of Arizona and nieces and nephews.
Dave was pre-deceased by a son, Patrick in 2006.
Friends may call Monday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams Street, Groton. Private interment will be in Groton Rural Cemetery.