Gerard McCarty (SPC 1963-65, PY1966)

November 21, 2022

Gerard McCarty.

We pass on our deepest sympathy to the family of Old Collegian Gerard McCarty (SPC 1963-65, PY1966) who passed away on 10 November, 2022 aged 72 years after a long illness.

Gerard was remembered in this story here as a prominent sporting and community figure in Buninyong, where he was a player, best and fairest winner, administrator, supporter and life member with the Buninyong Football Netball Club over a 50-year timespan and was also remembered for his involvement and commitment to numerous other sports and community organisations.

He met his wife Sandra during his tennis playing days and came close to playing football for Collingwood in the VFL. He was also a keen cricketer and golfer, having been a Buninyong Golf Club past president.

Gerard worked with the Lands Department in Melbourne before returning to Ballarat to work with law and conveyancing firms Byrne, Jones and Torney, Curwen and Walker, and Heinz and Partners up until his retirement.

He was also involved in numerous community organisations in his hometown of Buninyong including the Buninyong Cemetery Trust, Buninyong Recreation Reserve community centre and St Alipius Roman Catholic.

He is survived by his daughters Renae and Natalie and grandchildren, including grandson Bailey Squire (SPC 2012-13, PY2017).

Gerard McCarty, pictured in his Form 5 class in 1965.

Gerard McCarty, pictured in his Under 13 Football team photograph in 1965.