William P. McFadden, 78

March 23, 2009

JUNE 10, 1930-MARCH 21, 2009

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - William Paul McFadden, 78, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at his home.

Born June 10, 1930, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late James and Elizabeth Kelly McFadden.

He was a 1948 graduate of Northeast Catholic High School for Boys in Philadelphia.

He was an international representative for the Graphic Communications International Union, retiring in 1992.

He served with the U.S. Navy Seabees during the Korean War.

He was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Orrtanna, Pa., and a former member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg.

He was a member of Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, Chambersburg, and Joe Stickell Post 15 American Legion in Waynesboro, Pa.


He is survived by his wife, Dolores "Lori" Campbell McFadden, whom he married Nov. 24, 1951; two sons, William P. McFadden Jr. of Annapolis and Robert J. McFadden of Lorton, Va.; one sister, Elizabeth McFadden of Philadelphia; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one son, Brian J. McFadden; one sister; and four brothers.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg. The Rev. James R. O'Brien will be celebrant. Private burial will be in Columbia Gardens, Arlington, Va.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to CurePSP (The Society for PSP), Executive Plaza III, 11350 McCormick Road, Suite 906, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 or at

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg.

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