Pasadena, Md., farrier Patrick “Pat” McCarthy passed away. He was 76.

McCarthy served in the U.S. Army for 9 years and then worked as a firefighter at the Baltimore City Fire Department, rising to the rank of lieutenant. He dedicated more than 20 years to the fire department until a medical retirement in 1987.

McCarthy also worked as a farrier over the years and went on to own McCarthy’s Horseshoe Supply.

There will not be a viewing, in accordance with McCarthy’s wishes. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: BCFD Special Events, c/o Retired Chief Raymond Devilbiss, 420 Shady Lane, Pasadena, Md. 21122.

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