Douglas John McArtin was born May 9th, 1961 and passed away May 13th 2023 after a brief illness. He was the youngest son of his Mother, Elsie (Parker) McArtin of Northumberland, England and his Father, John McArtin of Dunoon, Scotland. He was the only sibling to his older brother Jim (Sharon). He was predeceased by them all, and missed them until his last days.
Doug was raised in Yonkers, NY as a proud first generation American. He attended Iona Preparatory High School (Class of ‘79), followed by college at the Rochester Institute of Technology and later Manhattan College.
He met his wife of 40 years, Charlene, at Empress Ambulance, where he worked as an EMT and her as a Dispatcher. They had their only son, Brian (Theresa). Doug went on to work for Yonkers General Hospital (later St Johns Riverside Hospital) as an Electrician, where he remained a loyal hard working employee for over 30 years.
He will be remembered as a quiet and reserved man. He was private and for the most part kept to himself, however his love for his family took precedence over everything.
He was an avid Amateur Radio Operator (Call sign K2JJ), and a long time member of the Yonkers Amateur Radio Club. His love of that hobby stayed with him for over 50 years. He was considered by many in the club to be a mentor and a superb radio operator.
He was also an avid hunter in his younger days, with a love of deer hunting and bird hunting for pheasants. He loved reading, especially anything having to do with his favorite author, Mark Twain.
He enjoyed all of his hobbies, but his favorite thing in the world were his 3 grandchildren Charlie, Peter and Emily. They were the light of his life. He was a proud Grandpa, who loved to show off pictures to anyone who would look at them.
Doug, unfortunately, became a widow in January after his wife Charlene lost her long battle with ovarian cancer. He was never the same without her. He had expressed after she passed that he did not want a wake or funeral, telling his family that everyone had suffered enough grief.
In lieu of any flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made in his name to the Patrick Quinn Find Your Smile Foundation, Inc. .
“Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that makes you smile.” - Mark Twain