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HENRY ALFRED MCQUADE Obituary
McQUADE, Henry Alfred Age 88, passed away in Atlanta, GA. on 01/29/2013 after a short illness. Mr. McQuade, a first generationIrish American was born in Boston, MA. He was known as Hank or "Hank, First Yank" by his family and friends. He moved his family to Atlanta, GA in the 1960's to work for Retail Credit Co., later as Director of Public Communications for Equifax, Inc. and retired from there after 35 years of service. Mr. McQuade also served in the U.S. Navy during WWII aboard Destroyer Escort USS Scott - DE-214, patrolling the southern U.S. and Caribbean. While preparing the ship for Pacific duty, the war ended. After the Navy, he graduated from Boston University, majoring in journalism. He continued government service with the U.S. Dept. of State in Washington, before joining Retail Credit Co. Mr. McQuade was a published author of 3 books. He was commissioned in 1991 to write "Light Up Our Land", history of the Georgia Electric Membership Corp. He went on to have published two novels, "The Ballyburren Rapes" in 2005 and "The Bent Nail" in 2008. Many other writing works earned him numerous awards including the prestigious Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge citation and the Gold Quill from the Intl. Assoc. of Business Communicators. He was a member of the Georgia Writers' Assoc. and an honorary "Kentucky Colonel". He was an avid reader and tennis player, but more importantly a devoted husband to Mary Brenda who passed away just 4 months ago. He will be missed by his two sisters, brother, 4 children, 3 daughters-in-law, 5 grand-children, surviving shipmates and many friends. The family will receive friends at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Chamblee, GA. at 8:00am, followed by a funeral mass at 9:00am. Interment will follow at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA. Arrangements by Fischer Funeral Care of Atlanta, 678-514-1000.
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Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 31, 2013
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