Dr. McCarty earned his Ph.D. at the University of Arizona and was a researcher in the department of biochemistry at the University of Texas, Austin.
Dr. McCarty was preceded in death by is father, Michael McCarty. Survivors include his wife, Kristen, of Las Vegas; mother, Deborah Sherman of Tucson; and sister, Dana (James) Fiorelli of Tucson.
Graveside services were held at Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbie Yossie Shemtov of Chabad Tucson officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Arizona Foundation and sent to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona, P.O. Box 210041, Tucson, AZ 85721-0041 or at www.biochem.arizona.edu/alumni_friends. A scholarship will be awarded in Dr. McCarty’s memory.