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John Thomas "Tom" McCarty Jr.

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John Thomas "Tom" McCarty Jr. Obituary
February 18, 1951 - October 23, 2015 John Thomas 'Tom' McCarty Jr., age 64, fondly remembered by his family and friends as 'Tombo," peacefully passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015 from pancreatic cancer. Born on February 18, 1951, in Schenectady, New York, Tom studied in Rennes, France with Andover Exeter School Year Abroad and graduated from Mt. Hermon Preparatory School in Massachusetts. He was a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and Pepperdine Law School. Tom passed the bar exams in California and Colorado but spent the majority of his career tirelessly leading clients through the legislative and administrative land use and building permit processes with the city of Los Angeles, doing business as President of The McCarty Company, LLC. On behalf of his clients, he obtained planning, zoning, and building permits and entitlements for millions of square feet of development, including restaurants; approximately 5,000 multifamily residential units; entertainment, retail, mixed-use buildings, and landmark office tower development throughout Los Angeles. The L.A. skyline will be forever changed due to his determined commitment to the City of Angels and his clients. Tom further contributed to the business and development community through membership in various associations such as the Central City Association, Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA), and the Westside Urban Forum. For several years, The McCarty Company made "The List" as one of the top-ranked lobbying firms in L.A. County by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Tom thrived on mountain biking, hiking, swimming, live music, travel, and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his college sweetheart and wife of 39 years Julie Moriarty McCarty; twin daughters Shannon McCarty and Megan McCarty Johnson; son-in-law Randal Johnson; grandson Dylan Johnson; brothers Michael, Peter, and Justin McCarty, their wives and children, and his mother and step-father, Carol McCarty Austell and Rhett Austell. He was preceded in death by his father, John Thomas McCarty Sr. A private gathering was held on Thursday, October 29. His friends and family will miss Tom's awe of nature, boundless energy, vivid memory (of things he cared about), his love of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and dedication to all in his life. Jerry Garcia is currently playing Tom an extremely long concert, and the venue is even better than Red Rocks. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Tom's name to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: www.pancan.org
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2015
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