Eugene McCarey, age 60, passed away on Thursday, November 13th, at home surrounded by his loving family.
As a result of being a first responder to 911, Eugene fought a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on August 9th, 1954 in the Bronx, New York to the late James McCarey and Rita Murray.
Eugene graduated from All Hallows High School in the Bronx.
Eugene worked at Dept. of Environmental Protection at Jerome Reservoir for many years. He then joined the Fire Department and retired as a New York City Firefighter from Ladder Company 36, Engine 95. He worked side-by-side with his fellow firefighters in the aftermath of 9/11.
Eugene enjoyed music, a good game of chess, traveling, taking photos, jogging, tinkering with cars and computers, and was always willing to help a friend in need. He completed two New York City Marathons in 1993 and 1994. Eugene and his son Steven fulfilled a life-long dream and went on a trip together to China earlier this year.
Eugene is survived by his son; Stephen McCarey, brother; Hugh McCarey, sister; Mary Murray, and nephews Kevin & John Murray, great-nieces; Sydney, Emma, and Katie, great-nephews; Kristian and Logan, special friends; Bob Barter and Terry and Peggy Clare, and many friends and acquaintances.
Calling hours for the public will be held Monday, November 17th, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave, (Rte 9 Marion Ave), Saratoga Springs, New York.
A private funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014.