Kevin J. McFadden of Walden, NY, loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle, went to Our Lord Thursday, March 28, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 85.
The son of the late Joseph and Florence McFadden, he was born October 03, 1933 in Brooklyn.
After his family, Kevin’s great love was teaching and he taught until he was 80. Kevin taught English, Latin, and Shakespeare at his beloved Valley Central High School for nearly 30 years, serving as English department chairman and “Voice of the Vikings” for most of that time. He spent his summers serving as Summer school principal at Valley Central. He also taught at Brooklyn Prep and Tappan Zee High School before he moved to the area. After retiring from VC he continued teaching by supervising student teachers in Mount St. Mary College’s education program in Newburgh, and taught Shakespeare and poetry to seniors in the Desmond Life Program.
He was a communicant of Most Precious Blood Church in Walden, where he served asthe parish council president, a eucharistic minister, and a lector. He served as a trustee on the Josephine-Louise Public Library Board as well as on the Planning Board of Appeals in Walden. Kevin was the long-time President of The Hoyt Foundation, and acted as VCTA retiree advocate for many years.
Survivors include his wife Ginny McFadden at home, daughter Maura McFadden and F. Scott Molnar of Skaneateles, NY, son Matthew K McFadden and Joan of Chester Springs, PA, son Christopher S McFadden and Rosi of Monroe, Grandchildren Nate, Megan and Claire Molnar, Joe and Ian McFadden, Declan McFadden, Daniel and Dylan Nytko, Sister-In-Law Carol McFadden, Sister-In-Law Alice Herrell, Sister-In-Law Blanche Malankowski-Smith and Ben, And numerous silly-walking Nieces & Nephews
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 4-7pm at Millspaugh Funeral Home, 22 Bank St. Walden, NY 12586.
A Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at Most Precious Blood Church, Walnut St., Walden, NY.
Burial will be in Wallkill Valley Cemetery in Walden, NY.
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Valley Central Education Foundation
P.O. Box 656, Montgomery NY 12549
Josephine-Louise Public Library
1 Municipal Square, Walden, NY 12586, AB