George J. McFadden

george mcfadden
On Sunday, June 28, 2009 George J. McFadden of McLean Virginia passed away at INOVA Fairfax Hospital due to complications from surgery. Loving companion of Marilyn Schubert. He will be missed by his beloved dog Max. He is also survived by two nephews, Jamie & his wife Suzette Gagnon & Norman Gagnon, Jr.; a great-nephew, Evan; a great-niece, Halie & a brother-in-law, Norman Gagnon.

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. My thoughts and prayers go out to Marilyn and to George’s extended family. A very kind man indeed, a real pleasure to work with. God Bless~

  2. I will fondly remember the many discussions I used to have with George at work. We often had serious discussions about the economy, hybrid cars, and investing in gold We just as often had more light-hearted discussions about his wonderful garden, how he was going to use the veggies from his garden in meals, his adventures with keeping the critters OUT of his garden, stories of his dog Max, and his weekend adventures with Marilyn in search of a retirement destination. George was a good person and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Marilyn and his family during this sad time. I hope that the memories you have of George will see you through the difficult days, weeks and months ahead.

  3. George; It truly was a pleasure knowing you. Your presence will be sorely missed by the entire SAIC team at Gallows Rd.I will personally miss our discussions regarding the economy and investments. Best wishes to a fellow New Englander.

  4. Some of us are fortunate enough to make and keep a few best friends through life, one or two perhaps, and Geoge was that kind of friend to me. I will miss him dearly, but I will always remember him fondly.

  5. George I did not have an opportunity to meet you but the comfort you gave to my friend Marilyn will always be remembered!

  6. It was my privilege to have counted George as one of my closest friends since grammar school. His acuity of intellect, curiosity of spirit, and depth of heart were apparent to all crossing his path. George’s dedication and impact were decisive, whether functioning as college journalist, Peace Corps volunteer, telecomm industry pioneer, or culture and policy analyst. A great friend and neighbor, never to be forgotten. George, thanks for showing us what the world might be.

  7. George, you’re the closest thing to a brother I ever had. I wish we had lived closer and seen one another more regularly. I missed your company and your insights. And will continue to do so. This world was a better place for George McFadden. At least from the perspective of this dear friend. Thanks for your wisdom and friendship. Richard.

  8. Dear Marilyn, You have my on deepest sympathy on your sudden and tragic loss of your dearest George. I know of your happy times together, the memories of which will last a lifetime. I hope and pray that your sadness lasts but a short while. I love you. Shahin

  9. George, I thoroughly enjoyed sharing an office with you at SAIC’s Braddock Road facility. The “diwaniyya” you set up in the office was the location of many wonderful conversations which educated me and broadened my horizons immeasurably. I will never forget the kindness you showed to me or to my children. Your death is a loss to the community, the company, and the country. You will be greatly missed by all who benefitted from your immense contributions. Debbie

  10. Please accept my deepest sympathies on your tragic loss. I loved talking to George about school and cheese. He and I used to debate over cheese and often shared many interesting afternoons talking about our travels. I will truly miss him popping into my office and sharing articles with me that he thought would help with school. He was always thinking of others first and always went out of his way to help. I will miss his charm, his advice, and his stories about Max.

  11. I will miss walking my dog and running into George and Max. We always talked about our dogs and George and I often discussed gardening. He was a true gentleman.

  12. George – Chocolat and I will miss seeing you and Max during our dog walks. I will think of you often as Chocolat stops to smell the same bushes and trees that you and Max would stop at.

  13. Tho we hadn’t seen George since our times together in Peace Corps Morocco (77-79) we fondly remember him as a generous humanitarian. RIP George. Our condolences to his family and loved ones. John and Deb

  14. George – We left for a week of vacation on the day of your operation. We were stunned and saddened to learn of your death upon our return. I will miss our all too brief discussions of Irish history, politics and mythology. In you I found a very special soul, one that spoke bluntly but cared deeply for your friends and neighbors. I will miss you deeply. Please let the following prayer carry you on your journey and comfort those left behind. May the road rise up to meet you, and the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warmly on your face and the rain fall gently on your fields, and May God hold you in the palm of his hand until we meet again.

  15. My family would like to express our sorrow and our condolences to George’s friends and family. I’ll always treasure his great wit and friendship. George was a unique person with great talent, and we shall all miss him. Tinker Goggans & Russ Sikes

  16. to Halie and Evan, to Suzanne and Jamie, to Norman and Norman and to Marilyn S….i’m so sad for all of you and so blessed to have been friends with George for many years…what wit, charm, intellect, savoir faire and sartorial pleasure he gave to all who knew him! take good care of Max, and Uncle J/ George is resting in peace now forever.

  17. George was a pleasure to know and will be missed. I had the pleasure of meeting George 20 years ago at MCI. He worked for me at two other companies and will always be remembered for his wit and irish humor. He is with Tanje !

  18. Our love & deepest sympathies are sent to you! I am cousin to George and had been corresponding with him and was wondering why he didnt reply to my last email or phone calls. I would have tried more but I have been in and out of hospital ths last year myself. I just found out today 20 Oct. 2010 and my heart is broke of the news. George is a wonderful man and great cousin. We had many good talks and he will be deeply missed. Now, you can see our cousin Petite Marie Rose Ferron, George, a kiss to you & her…. With love, always, I will miss you- til we meet again, cousin Laurie & family xoxoxoxo

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