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John F. McArdle of Carmel, New York | 1955 - 2023 | Obituary

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Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2023
2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2023
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, Mar 2, 2023
11:00 AM

John F. McArdle

February 6, 1955 - February 22, 2023

     Sadly, John F. McArdle of Carmel, New York, passed away at the age of 68 years old on Wednesday February 22, 2023 surrounded by his wife and three daughters. 

     John was born on February 6, 1955 in the Bronx, New York.  He and his wife, Barbara, were married in December of 1980 and built a beautiful life together over the next 42 years.

     He is survived by his wife Barbara and three daughters Jackie Magliano (Neil), Kerri Martin (Timothy), and Kim McArdle (fiancée Casey), and grandson Chase Magliano.

     In 1978, John began a long and decorated career in law enforcement, first as a Corrections Officer at Greenhaven Correctional in Stormville, NY.  He eventually made his way through the ranks of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), spending time in various roles with the Bronx Task Force, Emergency Services Unit (ESU), ESU Tactical Apprehension Team (A-TEAM), and Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) New York Task Force 1.  It was in his role as citywide Supervisor overseeing ESU’s Squad 1 and Squad 2, that John made his biggest sacrifices and impact as a Police Officer.

     In July of 2001, John started his retirement process with the NYPD.  However, on September 11th John returned to service and responded to the World Trade Center attack and resumed active duty.  There, he was assigned as the On Scene Coordinator for the ESU Search Rescue and Recovery operations.  In December of 2001, John was recognized for his outstanding performance and leadership and promoted to Lieutenant Special Assignment.

     John is the 90th recipient of the NYPD Honor Legion Medal of Valor.  His other awards include the Centurion Foundation Award, NYC Police Foundation Award for Excellence, 6 Commendations from various Police Commissioners, 12 Meritorious Police Duty Awards, 10 Excellent Police Duty Awards, and 1 Emergency Medical Service Commendation Award.

     In John’s retirement, he volunteered his time to various organizations including HEART 9/11 group, National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), New York FOP, Retired Lieutenants Association, and Retired Emergency Men Association (REMA).  John was Vice President of the Stephen P. Driscoll Memorial Lodge #704.  While there, John assisted in the development and implementation of the Members Assistance Program called Cops 4 Cops. 

     Although John was extremely proud of his career and community involvement, what he was most proud of was his family.  He was an incomparable husband, father, friend, and beloved “Papa”.  He loved to cook, fish, garden, and be a loving dad and husband.

     He will be greatly missed.

     Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Cargain Funeral Home, 10 Fowler Avenue, Carmel, NY.

     A Mass of Christian Burial to honor and celebrate John's life will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at St. James the Apostle Church, 14 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, NY.

     Following the Mass, John will be brought to his final resting place at St. Dennis Cemetery, 604 Beekman Rd, Hopewell Junction, NY.

     In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (, Wounded Warrior Project (, and/or Tunnel to Towers Foundation (

     Funeral arrangements entrusted to Cargain Funeral Homes, Inc., 10 Fowler Avenue, Carmel, NY  10512, 845-225-3672,

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