Joseph Thomas Carmody, 37

Joseph Thomas Carmody, 37, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Chevy Chase, Md., passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at home. He was born in Virginia on Jan. 28, 1980, son of the late Kevin William Carmody and Barbara Jane (McCloskey) Carmody.

Carmody was a firefighter/EMT serving at various fire companies in Sussex County and most recently with the Millville Volunteer Fire Company. He volunteered with the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company, was a Mason with Doric Lodge #30 in Millville and was a personal trainer in Ocean View, Del., He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, hunting, kayaking and walking the beach with his dog, Magnum.

He is survived by his wife of five years, Amanda Pearson-Carmody; his 8-month-old daughter, Fallyn Carmody; a sister, Jane McCloskey Carmody of Gaithersburg, Md.; and multiple loving family members and friends.

A visitation will be held Friday, April 28, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. and again at noon on Saturday, April 29, at Melson Funeral Services, 38040 Muddy Neck Road, Ocean View, Del., A Masonic service will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 1 p.m., followed by a prayer service with full fireman’s honors at the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Co.; P.O. Box 950; Bethany Beach, DE 19930. Condolences may be sent online at