Donald E. McCartin

June 16, 1927November 23, 2012
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McCartin, Donald E., 85, passed away peacefully on November 23, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.

Don was the founder of McCartin Real Estate in New Albany for some 60 years and was a World War II veteran having served in the US Marine Corps. He was a founding member of the Southern Indiana Board of Realtors, past member of the Lions Club of New Albany and lifelong member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

He served in the past on the Floyd Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, was a former member of the Floyd County Council, the New Albany City Council and the Floyd County Building Authority. Don was also a member of the Bonnie Sloan Post #28 American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Cardinal Ritter Council Knights of Columbus and the Redmen Club all in New Albany. He was a lifelong member of the Democratic Party and was an inductee of the Southern Indiana Board of Realtors Hall of Fame.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Lorena and Fred McCartin Sr.; two brothers, Fred Jr. and James; a sister, Shirley Mull; and son-in-law, William Butterweck.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Viola (Bell) "Big" McCartin; seven children, Kay Grube, Debbie Butterweck, Gary McCartin (Donna), Steve McCartin (Sarah), Greg McCartin, Richard McCartin (Paula) and Diane Benedetti (Michael); one sister, Bonnie Smith (Jerry); three brothers, Thomas (Rosie), Ronnie (Pam) and Dave McCartin (Brenda); He was the proud grandfather of 22 grandchildren including, Amy, Aaron, Ali, Brad, Brian, Matthew, Michael, Ryan, Lauren, Chad, Blake, Lindsey, Mary Michael, Nicklaus, Alex, Wesley, Kyrah, Christopher, Andrew, Justin, Michael and Erin; He was also the great-grandfather of 16 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the compassionate care provided by Doris Smith.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring St., New Albany. His funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2012 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1752 Scheller Ln., New Albany with entombment to follow in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, IN.

Expressions of sympathy may go to: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1752 Scheller Ln., New Albany, IN, 47150.

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  • Visitation Sunday, November 25, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 26, 2012

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Daniel Akin

December 2, 2012

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

November 27, 2012

Mr. McCartin was obviously a very nice person. Steve, I wish to express my sincere condolence to your family.
Max Tarbox

Kevin Mattingly

November 27, 2012

To the McCartin family,
We are sorry for your loss and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Hold on to your loved ones and your memories.

susan simone

November 26, 2012

Debbie and family,
Your AAFES family is with you in thoughts and prayers. Susan


November 26, 2012

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I know how it is to lose a parent. Many blessings to the family.

Home Instead Senior Care

November 26, 2012

We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire McCartin family. May each of you wrap yourself in the quilt of memories you shared with him. May God bless you all and keep you close during this difficult time.

November 26, 2012

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Brian K. Gettelfinger

November 24, 2012

To the entire McCartin Family, and in particular Richard, Paula and Greg, my deepest sympathies. I am glad I got to see Don at Aunt Elizabeth's viewing. And my last memory will be of him waving to her funeral procession the following day from his swing in the front yard. Rest in Peace.