Charles R. "Chew" McCarty

Apr 17 1933
Dec 1 2017
84 Years
Parkesburg, Pennsylvania

Charles R. "Chew" McCarty, 84, of Parkesburg, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Hickory House Nursing Home, Honey Brook, PA. He was the beloved husband of Alice Nitzenberger McCarty with whom he shared 68 years of marriage. Born in Parkesburg, he was the son of the late Charles A. "Pete" McCarty and Marian R. Matthews McCarty. 

Chew was a lifelong resident of Parkesburg. He was employed for 43 years by Acme Markets as a meat cutter retiring in 1994. He served as Past Master of the Keystone Goddard Masonic Lodge, and he was a member of the Coatesville Moose Lodge and the American Legion.

He is survived, in addition to his wife, by one daughter Marsha McCarty Montgomery of Plymouth Meeting, son-in-law Gene Wischuck of Parkesburg, seven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren, sister-in-law Gerri Nitzenberger and brother-in-law Bob Nitzenberger and wife Sharon. He was preceded in death by his daughter Linda Sue Wischuck. 

Graveside services will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017, at 1:00 PM at the Georgetown Methodist Cemetery, 1070 Georgetown Rd, Georgetown, PA 17562. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg, PA.  Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Dec 8 2017 - 1:00pm
Service Location: 
George Methodist Cemetery


Alice, Marsha & Gene .. I cannot wrap my brain around the sadness all of you have endured in the past few months.  Please know that my heart is with all of you .. Chew was my brother-in-law & my friend .. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to spend time with him a few months ago.  Love, Helen

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Dear Gene, Chuckie, and family, We continually remember our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. Here's to you with which all you endured the last few months. May God comfort you and give you peace, and find hope in our Savior.

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Sending my sincere condolences to the McCartey family and friends.

I didn't know Chew and Alice until they moved to Highland Township. They both quickly fit right in. I would see Chew almost every Thursday evening at the "Highland Township Social Club" as he dubbed it. I had know their house's previous owners, Al and Doris Cavuto, and the "Club" usually met there. Chew agreed to carry on that tradition. A friendly card game, good food, lively conversation of all types, and a few beers, usually made for an interesting evening.

Our relationship developed.  We enjoyed trips to the mountains, hunting or just getting away. A fishing trip to the Thousand Islands at Bob Nitzenberger's and the crew there,  will always be a special memory. Chew always spoke his mind and was true to his word and handshake. Our common rivalry, his Cowboys v/s my Eagles, made for quite colorful language while watching their games. But we both loved it.

Having moved away I have lost touch except for once or twice a year, but the memories of my friend will endure.

Again my heartfelt condolences, in your recent losses.



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Our deepest sympathy to a great family. We havent been in touch but you are in our thoughts and prayers. He always made you laugh. Alice Jerry and families we send our deepest condolences and prayers at this time. Love from Rowland & Sara Hoopes.

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